Miami Heat vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 11/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
The Dallas Mavericks (4-2) welcome the Miami Heat (5-1) at American Airlines Center on Tuesday.
The Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Grizzlies and earned the victory with a final of 129-103 in their last game. Miami ended the contest with a 52.3% field goal percentage (46 out of 88) and converted 21 of their 37 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Heat knocked down 16 of their 19 shots for a percentage of 84.2%. Regarding rebounding, they compiled 50 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 31 assists for this contest while creating 7 turnovers and getting 12 steals. Pertaining to defense, Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 38.6% from the floor on 34 of 88 shooting. Memphis earned 32 dimes and had 26 steals for the contest. On top of that, Memphis grabbed 24 rebounds (8 offensive, 16 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Memphis shot 90.5% from the charity stripe by making 19 of their 21 shots. They buried 16 of their 50 attempts from distance.
Jimmy Butler is one guy who was important for this contest. He walked away with 27 points on 8 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 mins and also snagged 5 boards. Butler finished the game at 66.7% from the field and also distributed 7 assists.
Miami steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 5-1 so far this year. The Heat are hitting 34.7% on shots from 3-point land (68 of 196) and 84.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 114.0 pts per game (3rd in the league) while hitting 46.3% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 15.8 times per game and as a squad are committing 21.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Miami is collecting 54.5 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 149 assists for the season, which has them ranked 11th in the league in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Heat are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.7 personal fouls. The Heat are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 39.0% (205 of 525) and they relinquish 40.5 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are 7th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 126 relinquished on the season. They are relinquishing 30.2% from 3-point land while they are 2nd in the league in PPG allowed (97.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Mavericks walked away with a victory by a final of 105-99 against the Kings. The Mavericks were able to corral 35 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 45 for this contest. They also turned it over 9 times, while recording 8 steals in this matchup. The Kings committed 12 personal fouls for the game which took the Mavericks to the free throw line for 20 attempts. They were able to make 13 of them for a rate of 65.0%. In reference to shots from distance, Dallas made 12 of their 37 tries (32.4%). When all was said and done, the Mavericks ended up going 40 out of 90 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.4%. The Mavericks permitted the Kings to knock down 38 of their 96 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.6% for the matchup. They finished shooting 19.4% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 7 out of 36 and finished the game at 16 out of 20 at the charity stripe (80.0%). Concerning rebounding, Dallas allowed Sacramento to snag 39 in all (17 offensive).
Luka Doncic was important for the Mavericks in the matchup. He knocked down 10 out of 21 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 47.6%, and totaled 8 rebounds. Doncic racked up 23 points in his 35 mins on the hardwood and had 10 assists in this matchup.
Dallas has a record of 4-2 this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Mavericks are hitting on 40.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 30th in basketball. Dallas has totaled 590 points on the campaign (98.3 per contest) and they pull in 46.0 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 20.2 times per contest (27th in basketball) and they cough up possession 12.8 times per game. The Mavericks are committing 20.2 fouls per contest and they hit 69.8% from the charity stripe. The Mavericks are ranked 7th in the NBA in points given up per game with 103.0. They are able to force 15.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.2% from the floor (14th in the league). The Dallas defense surrenders 33.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (72 of 213) and their opposition makes 71.7% of their free throw shots. They concede 23.5 assists and 51.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 18th and 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas
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