Heat vs Blazers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/9/2020
Game: Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: NBC Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Miami -3
Kendrick Nunn and the Miami Heat (34-17, 1st in the Southeast Division) head to Moda Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Portland Trail Blazers (24-29, 4th in the Northwest Division). Portland opens this game as 3 point dogs. The over/under has been set at 230.
The Heat cover 57.1% of the time, having gone 28-21-2 ATS. Portland is covering the spread 43.1% of the time, going 22-29-2 against the spread.
Key Miami Heat Injuries
02/08/20 SG Jimmy Butler Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Portland
02/08/20 SF Jae Crowder Acquired is questionable Sunday vs Portland
02/08/20 SF Andre Iguodala Acquired is out indefinitely
02/08/20 SG Tyler Herro Foot is questionable Sunday vs Portland
02/08/20 PF Meyers Leonard Ankle is out Sunday vs Portland
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/25/19 PF Zach Collins Shoulder is out indefinitely
12/06/19 SG Rodney Hood Achilles is out indefinitely
10/19/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg is out indefinitely
02/08/20 C Hassan Whiteside Leg is questionable Sunday vs Miami
02/08/20 SF Nassir Little Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Miami
02/07/20 G Anfernee Simons Concussion left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Miami
Jimmy Butler averages 20.5 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Kendrick Nunn comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Damian Lillard averages 29.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 7.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%. CJ McCollum averages 21.4 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat allow 108.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.0 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 24.8 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league. Miami averages 111.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 18th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers surrender 115.0 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 47.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. Portland is 8th in the league with 113.5 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 45.8 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 20.0. The Blazers are 27th in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Heat are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 14th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 4th. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Miami is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Portland is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Blazers are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 19th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Miami -3
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