Heat vs Nets 1/10/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Miami -3.5
Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat (27-10, 1st in the Southeast Division) head to Barclays Center on Friday where they'll meet the Brooklyn Nets (16-20, 4th in the Atlantic Division). Brooklyn opens this game as 3.5 point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 218.
The Heat are covering the spread 62.9% of the time, having gone 22-13-2 ATS. Brooklyn is covering 44.4% of the time, going 16-20-0 against the spread.
Key Miami Heat Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/21/19 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
Jimmy Butler comes into this game averaging 20.2 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Bam Adebayo averages 15.7 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 10.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Taurean Waller-Prince scores 12.2 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 22.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 111.4 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 45.7 boards per contest and 25.1 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 16.2 per game. The Heat allow 107.3 points per contest, which is 10th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 24.0 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 17th in the NBA with 109.6 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.11. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.5 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 23.5. The Nets are 4th in turnovers per contest with 15.9. The Nets give up 111.7 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.2 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 47.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Heat are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 10th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Miami is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Nets are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 13th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn +3.5
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