The Smoothie King Center in New Orleans will host the NBA game between the Pelicans and the Miami Heat, who are set to face off on Wednesday, 18th of January, 09:00 PM EST. The Pels are positioned at #3 in the standings of Western Conference with a 26-18 record, while their next opponents are occupying the 7th place in the Eastern Conference, after winning 24 and losing 21 so far.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat Head to Head
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The two franchises previously faced each other on October 12th, with the Miami Heat defeating New Orleans 120-103 at home. Bam Adebayo tormented the the Pelicans whenever on the court, ending as the Heat’s top performer on the night after scoring 25 points, delivering five final passes, and grabbing four rebounds. Willy Hernangomez was the leading player on the other end. He replied with 17 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, and provided 1 assist. This, however, proved insufficient, and his team eventually lost. The Miami Heat have been a clear favorite in the last five head-to-head meetings with the New Orleans Pelicans, winning all of them. Those five games ended with an average of 209.6 points.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
New Orleans Pelicans Form
01-16-2023 01-13-2023 01-11-2023 01-09-2023 01-07-2023 01-06-2023 01-04-2023 01-02-2023 12-31-2022 12-30-2022 113:103@ Cleveland Cavaliers 110:116@ Detroit Pistons 125:114@ Boston Celtics 112:132@ Washington Wizards 127:117@ Dallas Mavericks 102:108vs Brooklyn Nets 119:108vs Houston Rockets 120:111@ Philadelphia 76ers 116:101@ Memphis Grizzlies 127:116vs Philadelphia 76ers
On January 16th, the New Orleans Pelicans faced the Cleveland Cavaliers and were defeated by a 113-103 score. Their main contributor in that clash was C. J. McCollum, who ended up notching 25 points and assisting four times. New Orleans shot a very good 50.7% from the floor, 77.3% from the free throw line, and a common 37.0% from beyond the arc. The franchise has a 4-6 record across its last ten showings and is currently on a L1 run. The team is performing at a great level at the Smoothie King Center with a 17-5 home record. The Pelicans will face the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center in their next outing on Friday, January 20th.
New Orleans Pelicans Averages this Season
- Points For117.00
- Points Against113.30
- Points Difference3.70
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Free Throw Percentage
New Orleans Pelicans Standout Performer
In spite of being sidelined from 01/02 on, the franchise's best player this campaign has been Zion Williamson. He averages 26.0 points, 4.6 assists and 7.0 rebounds per 33.0 minutes spent on the floor.
New Orleans Pelicans Missing Players
- E.J. LiddellKnee
- Brandon IngramToe
- Zion WilliamsonHamstring
Miami Heat Form
01-16-2023 01-14-2023 01-12-2023 01-10-2023 01-08-2023 01-06-2023 01-04-2023 01-02-2023 12-31-2022 12-30-2022 121:113@ Atlanta Hawks 111:95vs Milwaukee Bucks 108:102vs Milwaukee Bucks 112:111vs Oklahoma City Thunder 101:102vs Brooklyn Nets 96:104@ Phoenix Suns 112:109@ Los Angeles Lakers 100:110@ Los Angeles Clippers 123:126@ Utah Jazz 124:119@ Denver Nuggets
In their previous game the Miami Heat met the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, 16th of January and lost 121-113 away from home. Jimmy Butler was the leading scorer of Miami’s roster, dropping 34 points, grabbing 3 rebounds and delivering the final passes on 3 occasions. Despite his best efforts his team failed to win. 48.3% of the Heat’s field goal attempts hit the basket. They also averaged 95.0% free throws and struggled from deep with 25.8% 3-pts shooting on the night. The team’s balance across the most recent ten encounters stands at 6-4 and the Heat is on a L1 streak at the moment. When visiting, they are 10-12 this season. The Miami Heat are scheduled to face Dallas Mavericks on 01/20 away from home.
Miami Heat Averages This Season
- Points For108.90
- Points Against108.80
- Points Difference0.10
Field Goal Percentage
Free Throw Percentage
Miami Heat Standout Performer
The organization's best player this term has been Jimmy Butler, as he has aided the cause with 22.1 points, 5.2 dimes and 6.4 boards for an average of 34.4 minutes spent on court.
Miami Heat Missing Players
- Omer YurtsevenAnkle
- Nikola JovicBack
- Duncan RobinsonFinger
- Kyle LowryKnee
- Udonis HaslemAchilles
Field Goals Made3750
Field Goals Attempts8094
3 pts Made1312
3 pts Attempts3035
Free Throws Made1112
Free Throws Attempts1816
New Orleans Pelicans
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