Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets 11/8/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Monday, November 8, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+1)
The Miami Heat (7-2) are traveling to Ball Arena on Monday where they will meet the Denver Nuggets (5-4). Miami opens this contest as 1-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 208.5.
The Heat played the Jazz and notched a win by a score of 118-115 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Heat walked away with 18 and the Jazz accumulated 6 fouls. They converted 15 of 45 attempts from long range. Utah finished the game at 73.7% at the free throw line by making 14 of 19 tries. Furthermore, Utah collected 24 rebounds (7 offensive, 17 defensive) and had 1 block. Utah earned 31 dimes and had 26 steals in this matchup. In terms of defending, Miami let their opponent shoot 51.8% from the field on 43 of 83 shooting. They also distributed 30 dimes for the game in addition to forcing 3 turnovers and having 3 steals. In terms of hauling in boards, they earned 36 with 7 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Heat knocked down 13 of their 17 attempts for a percentage of 76.5%. Miami walked away from the contest with a 60.3% field goal percentage (47 out of 78) and made 11 of their 21 shots from downtown.
Kyle Lowry is a guy who came through for the matchup. He left the arena with 20 points on 8 out of 11 shooting. He played for 36 mins and totaled 12 boards. Lowry finished the game shooting 72.7% from the floor and recorded 10 assists.
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Miami heads into this contest with a mark of 7-2 this year. They turn the ball over 14.9 times per contest and as a squad they commit 20.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Miami is pulling in 50.3 boards per game and has accumulated 222 dimes so far this season, which is 13th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Heat are connecting on 35.7% on shots from 3-point land (101 of 283) and 82.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 111.7 points per outing (6th in the NBA) while hitting 47.0% from the field.
Defensively, the Heat are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.0 fouls. They give up 31.9% from 3-point land and they are ranked 3rd in basketball in PPG allowed (100.2). The Heat are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.0% (316 of 770) and they surrender 40.1 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 6th in basketball in giving up assists with 185 relinquished for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Nuggets got the win with a final of 95-94 when they faced the Rockets. The Nuggets were able to snag 35 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 45 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while earning 10 steals in the game. The Rockets earned 16 fouls in the game which got the Nuggets to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of them for a rate of 82.4%. In relation to shooting from 3-point land, Denver converted 9 of their 40 tries (22.5%). Overall, the Nuggets shot 36 for 89 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.4%. The Nuggets permitted the Rockets to convert 35 of their 75 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.7% for the matchup. They went 28.6% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 8 of 28 and ended up going 16 out of 24 at the charity stripe (66.7%). Regarding rebounding, Denver allowed Houston to pull down 40 in all (7 offensive).
Nikola Jokic pitched in for the Nuggets in this matchup. Jokic earned 28 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 2 assists in the matchup. He made 9 of 15 in this contest giving him a rate of 60.0%, and had 14 rebounds.
Denver has a win-loss mark of 5-4 for the year. As an offensive team, the Nuggets are shooting 46.6% from the field, which ranks them 7th in basketball. Denver has accounted for 906 pts on the year (100.7 per game) and they grab 44.1 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.7 times per game (13th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 16.4 times per game. The Nuggets commit 19.0 fouls per game and they go 71.7% from the charity stripe.
The Denver defense surrenders 32.4% from downtown (97 of 299) and their opponents are knocking down 73.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 21.7 dimes and 43.8 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 11th and 5th in the NBA. The Nuggets on the defensive side of the court are 1st in the league in points per game surrendered with 98.8. They have forced 16.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.5% from the floor (13th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami (+1)
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