Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Clippers 11/11/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBA TV
STAPLES Center is where the Los Angeles Clippers (6-4) will take on the Miami Heat (7-3) on Thursday.
The Heat faced off with the Nuggets and went home with a loss by a final score of 113-96 in their last contest. Miami wrapped up the contest having earned a 39.7% field goal percentage (31 of 78) and buried 13 out of their 36 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Heat made 21 of their 25 shots for a rate of 84.0%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned 37 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 22 assists for the game while forcing 5 turnovers and earning 3 steals. With regard to defense, Miami allowed 46.2% from the floor on 42 out of 91 shooting. Denver recorded 49 dimes and had 28 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Denver had 37 rebounds (12 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Denver went 77.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of their 22 tries. They made 12 out of their 41 tries from distance. In the matter of fouls, the Heat ended up walking away with 20 and the Nuggets finished the game with 9 fouls.
Jimmy Butler is one guy who was a major contributor in this contest. Butler finished shooting 55.6% from the floor and also earned 8 assists. He was on the court for 38 mins played and also collected 5 rebounds. He recorded 31 points on 10 out of 18 shooting.
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Miami comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 7-3 on the year. They average 110.1 points per contest (10th in the league) while connecting on 46.4% from the floor. The Heat are shooting 35.7% on 3-point shots (114 of 319) and 82.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Miami is pulling in 49.0 boards per game and has earned 244 assists so far this year, which is 16th in the NBA in terms of passing. They cough up possession 14.7 times per contest and as a group they commit 20.8 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Heat are forcing 13.2 turnovers per game while drawing 20.3 fouls. They are ranked 7th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 213 surrendered on the season. The Heat defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 41.6% (358 of 861) and they concede 41.0 rebounds per contest as a squad. They give up 31.6% on shots from distance and they are 2nd in the NBA in PPG allowed (101.5).
The last time they took the court, the Clippers took home the win by a final score of 117-109 against the Trail Blazers. Regarding how they attacked the glass, Los Angeles permitted Portland to grab 34 in total (9 offensive). They finished 37.8% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 14 out of 37 and finished the contest at 9 out of 12 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Clippers allowed the Trail Blazers to convert 43 of their 91 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.3% for this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Clippers finished 44 out of 85 from the field which gave them a rate of 51.8%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Los Angeles converted 16 out of 30 attempts (53.3%). They were able to make 13 of the free throws for a rate of 68.4%. The Trail Blazers committed 9 fouls for this contest which got the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 5 steals for this contest. The Clippers corralled 38 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 for this game.
Nicolas Batum pitched in for the Clippers in the game. Batum earned 22 points in his 29 minutes on the court and had 1 assist for the contest. He made 7 of 9 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 77.8%, and tallied 6 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 6-4 on the campaign. The Clippers are responsible for committing 18.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 76.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.8 times per game (12th in basketball) and they cough up possession 13.8 times per contest. Los Angeles has accounted for 1,080 points for the year (108.0 per contest) and they average 44.6 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Clippers are connecting on 44.6% from the floor, which ranks them 19th in the league.
The Los Angeles defense surrenders 34.6% on 3-pointers (126 of 364) and their opponents are knocking down 78.0% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 21.1 dimes and 48.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 6th and 27th in the league. The Clippers on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the league in points given up per game with 103.2. They are forcing 17.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (3rd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami
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