Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 2/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-1.5)
The Miami Heat (10-14) go to Toyota Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Houston Rockets (11-13). The odds on this matchup have Miami as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 223.
The Miami Heat took the court against the New York Knicks and took home the win by a score of 98-96 in their last contest. Miami finished having earned a 37.1% FG percentage (26 of 70) and converted 14 of their 33 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Heat converted 32 of 39 tries for a rate of 82.1%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned 38 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 21 assists in the game while getting 5 steals and 6 blocks. When it comes to the defense, Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 42.5% from the floor on 37 of 87 shooting. New York distributed 22 assists and had 8 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Knicks pulled down 46 rebounds (11 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 5 blocks. New York finished the game shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by converting 12 of 16 shots. They made 10 out of their 28 shots from distance.
Jimmy Butler is one player who played a role for the game. He recorded 26 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36:20 mins played and snagged 8 rebounds. Butler walked away from this one shooting 40.0% from the floor and also earned 10 assists. One more player that played a role in this game for the Heat was Kelly Olynyk. He had 3 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 70.0% from the floor for this game by shooting 7-of-10 (20 points). When this game wrapped up, Olynyk saw the court for 30:39 min.
Miami enters this game with a mark of 10-14 on the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 16.6 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.6 fouls every game. As a unit, Miami is pulling in 41.8 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 612 dimes this season, which has them ranked 10th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Heat are connecting on 35.8% on shots from beyond the arc (316 of 883) and 78.2% from the free throw line. They average 106.9 points per contest (27th in the NBA) while going 46.5% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Heat are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers every game while drawing 21.0 personal fouls. The Heat defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.7% (362 of 505) and they relinquish 44.2 boards per contest as a group. They currently rank 16th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 596 relinquished for the year. They give up 37.8% on 3-point attempts and they are 7th in the league in points per game allowed (110.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Houston Rockets took a defeat with a final score of 130-101 when they played the New Orleans Pelicans. The Rockets pulled down 25 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 37 in this matchup. They blocked 4 attempts while earning 5 steals for this contest. The Pelicans were called for 20 fouls in the game which took the Rockets to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to make 12 of the free throw tries for a rate of 57.1%. In regard to 3-pointers, Houston knocked down 13 out of 43 tries (30.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Rockets went 38 out of 91 from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.8%. The Rockets permitted the Pelicans to bury 47 of 92 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 51.1% for the matchup. They finished 38.7% from downtown by going 12 out of 31 and ended up going 24 out of 28 at the free throw line (85.7%). Regarding how they rebounded, Houston permitted New Orleans to pull down 55 in total (15 offensive).
John Wall ended up having an impact for the Rockets for the contest. He converted 11 out of 23 for this game for a field goal percentage of 47.8%, which gave him 25 points. Wall pulled down 4 boards in his 34:25 minutes of playing time and had 6 dimes for this game. One more player that was important for Houston was Eric Gordon. He was able to score 23 points in his 33:44 mins played by way of 8 out of 19 from the floor for this game. Gordon ended up shooting 42.1% from the field and also earning 3 assists and 1 rebound.
Houston has a win-loss record of 11-13 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Rockets are shooting 45.1% from the field, which is 21st in the league. Houston has 2,637 pts for the year (109.9 per contest) and they grab 43.8 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.2 times per contest (23rd in the NBA) and they are turning it over 15.4 times per game. The Rockets are responsible for committing 20.4 personal fouls per contest and they go 74.6% from the charity stripe. The Rockets on the defensive side of the court are 9th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 110.2. The Houston defense concedes 35.6% on 3-pointers (280 of 787) and their opposition knocks down 76.0% of their foul shots. They give up 22.7 assists and 47.5 total boards per game, which has them ranked 4th and 27th in the league. They have forced 15.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.0% from the field (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (-1.5)
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