Miami
Heat
Stadium AmericanAirlines Arena
41-24 Overall | EASTERN 4th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southeast Division112.2108.9
Schedule
Regular season
Mon  3/2
vs
Milwaukee
W105-89
Wed  3/4
vs
Orlando
W116-113
Fri  3/6
@
New Orleans
L104-110
Sun  3/8
@
Washington
W100-89
Wed  3/11
vs
Charlotte
L98-109
Fri  3/13
vs
New York
POSTPONED
Sat  3/14
vs
Chicago
POSTPONED
Mon  3/16
@
Milwaukee
POSTPONED
Wed  3/18
@
Chicago
POSTPONED
Fri  3/20
@
Indiana
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

They are one of 4 teams with 100/1, 1% odds to win the championship. Their simulation based win percentage (0.9%) is not better than their odds implied probability but it would be if not for the juice on the lines. They are a good bet to win the East at 40/1, 2.4%. Their sim chance is 3.4%. The Heat are averaging 43.6 wins per sim which is essentially the same as their futures line of 43.5 wins. At -300 the Heat are a good value to make the playoffs with a 86.6% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 5/6, 54.5%. They win the division in 70.1% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #7 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

They were expected to win 49% of their games last season so their 39-43 met expectations. They were solid against the spread going 43-38-1 for (+120 profit). They went over 42 times and came in under 39 times. They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Memphis Grizzlies. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): They are a bad shooting team with a true FG% of 54.3% (#26 in League). They average 105.7 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 107.1. On the road they average 105.4 (105.7 expected), and at home 106 ppg (108.5 expected).

DEFENSE (STRENGTH): This is an elite defensive team holding opponents to 54.8 true FG% (#4 in League). They allow 105.9 pts per game vs an expected value of 107.2. They are allowing 106.1 (108.4 expected) on the road, and at home 105.8 ppg (106 expected).

REBOUNDING (STRENGTH): They are outrebounding opponents by 1.9 per game (#8 in league).

TURNOVERS (BELOW AVERAGE): They have an average turnover margin of -0.5 per game (#17 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Jimmy Butler who is projected to be the #8 Forward. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
13 Adebayo, Bam PF6-925507/18/19972Kentucky
17 Alexander, Kyle F6-1122010/21/19960Tennessee
22 Butler, Jimmy SF6-723009/14/19898Marquette
99 Crowder, Jae SF6-623507/06/19907Southwest Georgia Technical Co
7 Dragic, Goran PG6-319005/06/198611No College
40 Haslem, Udonis PF6-823506/09/198016Florida
14 Herro, Tyler SG6-519501/20/20000Kentucky
44 Hill, Solomon SF6-622603/18/19916Arizona
28 Iguodala, Andre SG6-621501/28/198415Arizona
5 Jones Jr., Derrick SF6-621002/15/19973Nevada-Las Vegas
0 Leonard, Meyers C7-026002/27/19927Illinois
25 Nunn, Kendrick SG6-219008/03/19950Illinois; Oakland University (
4 Okpala, KZ SF6-821504/28/19990Stanford
9 Olynyk, Kelly PF6-1124004/19/19916Gonzaga
55 Robinson, Duncan SG6-721504/22/19941Williams; Michigan
30 Silva, Chris PF6-922309/19/09960South Carolina
2 Vincent, Gabe PG6-320006/14/19960California-Santa Barbara