Phoenix Suns vs Miami Heat Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/8/2020
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Miami Heat
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Kendrick Nunn and the Miami Heat (43-26, 1st in the Southeast Division) play the Phoenix Suns (30-39, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at Visa Athletic Center on Saturday. The Suns cover the spread 48.5% of the time, having gone 33-35-1 ATS. Miami is covering 52.2% of the time, going 35-32-2 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
08/06/20 C Aron Baynes Conditioning is questionable Saturday vs Miami
06/28/20 SF Kelly Oubre Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
08/07/20 SG Jimmy Butler Ankle is downgraded to out Saturday vs Phoenix
08/06/20 PG Goran Dragic Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Phoenix
08/05/20 SF KZ Okpala Personal is questionable Saturday vs Phoenix
Deandre Ayton averages 18.9 points per contest in 33.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 11.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 26.2 points per contest while playing 36.0 minutes per night. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Bam Adebayo averages 16.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Kendrick Nunn scores 15.2 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 113.7 points per contest which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 23.6 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Phoenix averages 112.9 points per contest, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 43.2 boards per contest and 27.1 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 15.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat give up 109.1 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.6 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 42.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest. Miami is 15th in the NBA with 112.3 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.3 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 26.0. The Heat are 13th in turnovers per contest with 14.9.
The Suns are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.8, and their defensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 19th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Phoenix is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 12th in the league.
Miami is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Heat are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Miami and under the total points
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