Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat NBA Betting Tips 2/1/2019
Friday, February 1, 2019
American Airlines Arena
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Friday, February 1, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 1.5 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 32-18. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.0 as they average 114.5 points per contest while giving up 109.5 per game. The Heat have an overall mark of 24-25. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 105.3 points per contest and give up 105.5, which is a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 28-22-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 25-24-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 25-22-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 24-23-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
01/29/19 C Steven Adams Ankle is questionable Friday vs Miami
01/29/19 G Terrance Ferguson Back is questionable Friday vs Miami
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is out indefinitely
01/30/19 G Dwyane Wade Knee is questionable Friday vs Oklahoma City
01/28/19 SF Derrick Jones Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 21.7 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 65%. Paul George averages 27.3 points per game in 36.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Josh Richardson averages 17.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Hassan Whiteside averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.3 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 43%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 114.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 48.0 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.8 per game. The Thunder allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 26th in the league with 105.3 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 23.7. The Heat are 8th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Heat surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.4 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 44.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game.
The Thunder are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 3rd. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 21st. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Miami is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Heat are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 6th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami +1.5
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