Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat 11/29/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat
Date: Monday, November 29, 2021
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: NBA TV
The Denver Nuggets (9-10) are headed to FTX Arena on Monday where they will attempt to defeat the Miami Heat (13-7).
The Nuggets faced off with the Bucks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 120-109 in their last game. Denver finished the contest with a 43.5% field goal percentage (40 out of 92) and knocked down 17 of their 47 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Nuggets made 12 of their 14 shots for a percentage of 85.7%. In terms of rebounding, they earned 31 with 9 of them being offensive. They also distributed 24 assists for this game as well as creating 7 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In regard to the defense, Denver allowed the other team to go 63.0% from the field on 46 out of 73 shooting. Milwaukee recorded 44 dimes and had 24 steals in this contest. In addition, Milwaukee grabbed 39 boards (5 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Milwaukee ended up going 60.0% when shooting free throws by burying 12 of their 20 attempts. They converted 16 of their 33 tries from beyond the perimeter. When discussing fouls, the Nuggets walked away with 19 and the Bucks finished the game with 19 fouls.
Aaron Gordon is one player who had an impact in the matchup. He recorded 18 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 37 minutes and also grabbed 9 boards. Gordon shot 60.0% from the field and also earned 3 dimes.
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Denver steps onto the court with a mark of 9-10 so far this year. They average 102.8 pts per game (26th in the league) while connecting on 45.5% from the field. The Nuggets are shooting 32.6% on 3-pointers (222 of 682) and 74.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Denver is pulling down 43.3 boards per game and is sitting with 451 dimes this season, which ranks 22nd in basketball in terms of passing. They cough up possession 13.7 times per game and as a unit they commit 18.5 personal fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Nuggets are forcing 14.1 turnovers every game while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They relinquish 33.6% on three-point shots and they are 6th in the NBA in points per game allowed (103.5). The Nuggets defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 46.4% (747 of 1,609) and they surrender 44.3 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 8th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 435 surrendered for the season.
In their last game, the Heat got the victory with a final of 107-104 when they played the Bulls. The Heat pulled down 27 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for the game. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 13 steals in this contest. The Bulls had 22 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Heat to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to bury 19 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 86.4%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Miami knocked down 14 out of their 40 tries (35.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Heat went 37 for 86 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.0%. The Heat allowed the Bulls to knock down 38 of their 81 attempts from the floor which had them at 46.9% in the matchup. They finished 28.2% from distance by shooting 11 of 39 and walked away from this one shooting 17 out of 21 from the free throw line (81.0%). When talking about attacking the glass, Miami permitted Chicago to grab 37 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
Kyle Lowry was important for the Heat for the game. He knocked down 7 out of 13 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. Lowry recorded 19 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and had 6 dimes for the contest.
Miami has a record of 13-7 this season. The Heat commit 21.0 fouls per game and they go 81.2% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 24.0 times per game (8th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.8 times per contest. Miami has accounted for 2,174 points on the year (108.7 per contest) and they pull in 46.2 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Heat are shooting 46.1% from the field, which is ranked 9th in the NBA.
The Miami defense concedes 32.7% on shots from distance (270 of 826) and opponents are converting on 76.8% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 22.1 dimes and 41.3 total boards per game, which ranks them 9th and 1st in the league. The Heat are ranked 2nd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 102.5. They have forced 15.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.3% from the field (6th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Denver
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