NBA Free Premium Play 02/21

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  • Date: Saturday, 21 February 2015
  • Write up:
    Miami is coming from a game against the Knicks where they showed some good ball movement as usual, but with some nice outside shooting as well. Now with Wade and Dragic in the backcourt, the Heat should be able to torch the Pelicans' perimeter defense that isn't good at all. The problem for Miami tonight is that they will struggle on their interior defense, as they have been allowing almost 70% FG at the rim on their last five games.
    The Pelicans lost at Orlando last night, in a game where they shot 18-25 FG at the rim, but decided to shoot a lot from the perimeter, where they missed a lot as usual with 24 misses on 36 uncontested looks. Their game against the Magic was played in a really slow tempo, as that seems to be Orlando's new attitude with Borrego coaching the team. Now onto tonight's game, I expect the Pelicans to play a bit more uptempo and with a lot more aggression near the basket on offense.
    Therefore, I expect this game to be a relatively fast paced game, especially now that Miami will now have Dragic at the PG position. With the Heat using their ball movement to do well on offense and the Pelicans using their edge down low to do the same, I expect a high scoring game in here and so, I'll be taking the Over.

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