Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat 12/1/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Cleveland Cavaliers (11-10) are hitting the road to FTX Arena on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Miami Heat (13-8).
The Cavaliers stepped onto the hardwood against the Mavericks and notched a win by a score of 114-96 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Cavaliers finished with 22 while the Mavericks recorded 10 personal fouls. They also converted 12 out of their 39 tries from beyond the perimeter. Dallas finished the contest at 40.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 6 of their 15 tries. On top of that, Dallas snagged 26 rebounds (7 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Dallas doled out 33 assists and had 20 steals for the matchup. With respect to defense, Cleveland allowed the other team to shoot 43.8% from the field on 39 of 89 shooting. They also distributed 29 dimes in this game while forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and getting 3 steals. With respect to rebounding, they earned 48 with 5 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Cavaliers converted 14 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. Cleveland ended with a 56.3% field goal percentage (45 of 80) and buried 10 of their 19 shots from distance.
Jarrett Allen is a player who played a role in the matchup. Allen walked away from this one shooting 70.6% from the floor and also distributed 3 dimes. He played 34 mins and also snagged 14 rebounds. He notched 28 points on 12 out of 17 shooting.
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Cleveland heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-10 for the year. They average 103.6 points per game (25th in basketball) while shooting 45.0% from the field. The Cavaliers are connecting on 33.6% on three-point attempts (241 of 717) and 76.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Cleveland is collecting 44.9 boards per game and is sitting with 505 assists so far this season, which ranks 12th in the league in terms of passing. They cough up possession 15.9 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.5 fouls every game.
On defense, the Cavaliers have forced 14.0 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 fouls. They give up 32.9% on 3-point attempts and they rank 2nd in the league in points per game allowed (102.6). The Cavaliers are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.8% (829 of 1,849) and they relinquish 44.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 22nd in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 513 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Heat walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 120-111 against the Nuggets. The Heat were able to pull down 27 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the contest. They coughed it up 9 times, while getting 2 steals in this game. The Nuggets had 13 personal fouls for the contest which took the Heat to the free throw line for 15 tries. They were able to convert 10 of those for a clip of 66.7%. With regard to shots from beyond the arc, Miami made 15 out of 44 tries (34.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Heat went 43 out of 91 from the floor which had them at 47.3%. The Heat allowed the Nuggets to make 43 of 74 tries from the field which left them shooting 58.1% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 51.4% from beyond the perimeter by going 18 out of 35 and ended up shooting 16 of 21 at the free throw line (76.2%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Miami allowed Denver to collect 30 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Kyle Lowry pitched in for the Heat for the contest. He knocked down 5 of 9 in this contest giving him a rate of 55.6%, and tallied 2 rebounds. Lowry recorded 17 points in his 36 mins on the hardwood and had 14 assists in this contest.
Miami has a win-loss mark of 13-8 for the year. The Heat commit 20.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 80.7% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 24.4 times per game (8th in the league) and they turn it over 14.5 times per game. Miami has tallied 2,285 points so far this year (108.8 per game) and they average 45.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Heat are connecting on 46.2% from the floor, which ranks 8th in the NBA.
The Miami defense allows 33.4% on 3-pointers (288 of 861) and their opposition makes 76.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 22.5 assists and 41.0 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 10th and 1st in the NBA. The Heat defensively are ranked 3rd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 103.3. They are forcing 15.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.9% from the floor (11th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland
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