Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 10/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+4)
The Brooklyn Nets (2-2) welcome the Miami Heat (2-1) at Barclays Center on Wednesday. Brooklyn opens this game as 4-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 222.5.
The Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Magic and took home the win by a score of 107-90 in their last contest. Miami finished with a 47.1% FG percentage (41 out of 87) and converted 6 of their 27 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Heat converted 19 of 19 attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. With respect to grabbing boards, they compiled 42 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 28 assists for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and having 10 steals. When talking about defense, Miami let their opponent shoot 40.7% from the field on 33 out of 81 shooting. Orlando dished out 39 dimes and had 21 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Orlando grabbed 33 rebounds (6 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Orlando walked away from this one shooting 63.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 19 shots. They made 12 of 44 tries from long range.
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Jimmy Butler is one player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He ended up walking away with 36 points on 15 out of 21 shooting. He saw the court for 33 minutes played and grabbed 3 rebounds. Butler finished the game at 71.4% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes.
Miami will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 2-1 for the year. They are losing possession via turnover 14.7 times per contest and as a team they commit 23.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Miami is collecting 51.7 boards per game and is sitting with 74 assists this season, which has them ranked 19th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Heat are shooting 31.6% on shots from distance (30 of 95) and 79.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 111.7 pts per contest (12th in the league) while hitting 46.4% from the field. Defensively, the Heat are forcing 16.3 turnovers every game and they draw 22.0 personal fouls. The Heat are giving up a shooting percentage of 39.3% (49 of 66) and they surrender 44.0 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 4th in basketball in allowing assists with 58 surrendered this season. They are giving up 27.2% on shots from distance and they are ranked 2nd in the NBA in points per game allowed (95.7).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Nets walked away with a victory by a final of 104-90 when they faced the Wizards. The Nets were able to pull down 47 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 54 in this matchup. They turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 6 steals for this game. The Wizards committed 12 fouls for this game which took the Nets to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to knock down 14 of those for a percentage of 82.4%. In terms of shooting from distance, Brooklyn made 10 of 35 attempts (28.6%). When the final whistle was blown, the Nets walked away from this one shooting 40 out of 94 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.6%. The Nets permitted the Wizards to bury 33 of 95 tries from the floor which had them at 34.7% for the game. They went 23.1% from three-point range by hitting 9 out of 39 and ended up shooting 15 out of 20 from the free throw line (75.0%). In the matter of how they rebounded, Brooklyn permitted Washington to grab 43 in total (10 offensive).
Kevin Durant pitched in for the Nets in the matchup. He converted 9 of 17 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and earned 8 rebounds. Durant tallied 25 points in his 35 mins of playing time and had 4 assists in this game.
Brooklyn has a mark of 2-2 so far this season. Brooklyn has earned 417 points so far this season (104.3 per game) and they pull in 47.3 boards per contest. The Nets are committing 17.8 fouls per contest and they hit 75.0% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Nets are connecting on 44.2% from the floor, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.5 times per game (23rd in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per game. The Nets on defense are ranked 16th in the NBA in points given up per game with 109.3. The Brooklyn defense gives up 33.3% from downtown (50 of 150) and opponents are knocking down 77.9% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 21.0 assists and 47.5 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 5th and 19th in basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 10.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami (+4)
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