Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 1/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+8)
Barclays Center is the venue where and the Brooklyn Nets (10-8) will take on the Miami Heat (6-9) on Monday. The spread on this contest has Brooklyn as 8-point favorites. The total is set at 234.
The Miami Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Nets and went home with a loss by a final score of 128-124 in their last contest. Miami ended the contest with a 47.2% field goal percentage (42 out of 89) and made 13 of 46 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Heat made 27 of 32 shots for a percentage of 84.4%. Regarding grabbing boards, they compiled 30 with 2 of them being offensive. They also recorded 29 assists in this contest in addition to earning 8 steals and 2 blocked shots. In the matter of defending, Miami allowed the other team to go 53.7% from the floor on 44 out of 82 shooting. Brooklyn doled out 34 dimes and had 2 steals in this game. Moreover, the Nets grabbed 47 rebounds (9 offensive, 38 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Brooklyn ended up shooting 80.8% at the free throw line by knocking down 21 of 26 attempts. They also converted 19 out of their 37 tries from beyond the arc.
Bam Adebayo is one guy who played a role in this contest. He finished with 41 points on 14 out of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 37:52 minutes and also pulled down 5 rebounds. Adebayo walked away from this one shooting 70.0% from the field and also totaled 9 assists. Another guy that was a factor in this game for the Heat was Goran Dragić. He collected 2 rebounds and had 7 dimes. He finished the game at 38.9% from the floor for this game by connecting on 7-of-18 (19 points). At the conclusion of this game, Dragić played 30:32 minutes.
Miami will play this game with a win-loss record of 6-9 for the year. The Heat are hitting 35.6% on 3-point shots (194 of 545) and 78.2% from the free throw line. They have an average of 109.3 pts per game (21st in the NBA) on 48.2% from the field. They are turning it over 17.7 times per game and as a squad they are committing 20.6 fouls every game. As a team, Miami is pulling in 40.9 rebounds per game and has totaled 394 dimes for the season, which ranks 13th in the league in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Heat are forcing their opponents into 15.7 turnovers every game and they draw 22.0 fouls. They are conceding 38.3% on shots from distance and they are 21st in the league in points per game allowed (113.1). The Heat defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.8% (236 of 330) and they relinquish 42.9 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 16th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 384 surrendered on the campaign.
In their win over Miami, the Nets were able to pull down 38 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 47 in this matchup. They turned away 6 shots while recording 2 steals in the game. The Heat committed 23 fouls in the game which got the Nets to the charity stripe for 26 attempts. They were able to make 21 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.8%. When it comes to three-point shots, Brooklyn buried 19 of 37 tries (51.4%). Overall, the Nets ended up going 44 out of 82 from the floor which had them shooting 53.7%. The Nets allowed the Heat to make 42 out of their 89 tries from the field which had them at 47.2% in the matchup. They finished 28.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 13 out of 46 and walked away from this one shooting 27 of 32 from the free throw line (84.4%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Brooklyn allowed Miami to get 30 in all (2 on the offensive side).
Kevin Durant ended up being a major contributor for the Nets for the game. He made 11 out of 19 for the contest for a field goal rate of 57.9%, which earned him 31 points. Durant grabbed 4 boards in his 36:56 mins of time on the court and had 4 dimes in the matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for Brooklyn was Kyrie Irving. He scored 28 points in his 36:23 mins on the hardwood via 10 of 17 from the floor in the game. Irving walked away from this one going 58.8% from the floor while collecting 7 assists and 6 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a mark of 10-8 for the season. The Nets are committing 19.6 fouls per game and they shoot 81.4% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 26.5 times per game (5th in the league) and they turn the ball over 15.9 times per game. Brooklyn has earned 2,165 points for the campaign (120.3 per game) and they pull in 45.6 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Nets are connecting on 49.3% from the field, which is ranked 1st in basketball. The Nets on defense are ranked 27th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 116.8. The Brooklyn defense allows 35.9% on 3-point attempts (227 of 632) and their opponents are making 77.9% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 25.3 dimes and 44.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 20th and 11th in the NBA. They are forcing 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (13th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-8) and over 234 points
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