Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers 11/10/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Lakers (6-5) host the Miami Heat (7-3) at STAPLES Center on Wednesday.
The Heat took the court against the Nuggets and ended up losing by a score of 113-96 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Heat ended up finishing with 20 and the Nuggets finished the game with 9 personal fouls. They converted 12 of their 41 tries from beyond the arc. Denver ended up shooting 77.3% at the charity stripe by converting 17 of 22 attempts. Moreover, Denver grabbed 37 rebounds (12 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Denver doled out 49 assists and had 28 steals in the matchup. In relation to defending, Miami allowed the other team to go 46.2% from the floor on 42 of 91 shooting. They also recorded 22 dimes in the game while forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and having 3 steals. In terms of getting rebounds, they compiled 37 with 6 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Heat buried 21 of 25 tries for a percentage of 84.0%. Miami finished the game with a 39.7% FG percentage (31 of 78) and made 13 of 36 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jimmy Butler is a player who was a major factor in this matchup. Butler finished shooting 55.6% from the floor and also distributed 8 dimes. He was on the court for 38 mins and also totaled 5 boards. He racked up 31 points on 10 out of 18 shooting.
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Miami enters this matchup with a record of 7-3 so far this year. They are averaging 110.1 points per outing (10th in the league) while shooting 46.4% from the floor. The Heat are hitting 35.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (114 of 319) and 82.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Miami is snagging 49.0 boards per game and has tallied 244 assists on the campaign, which ranks 15th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 20.8 personal fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Heat are able to force 13.2 turnovers per game and they draw 20.3 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 8th in basketball in allowing assists with 213 surrendered for the season. The Heat are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.6% (358 of 861) and they surrender 41.0 boards per game as a group. They relinquish 31.6% on 3-point attempts and they rank 3rd in the league in PPG allowed (101.5).
The last time they took the court, the Lakers went home victorious with a score of 126-123 when they faced the Hornets. The Lakers were able to snag 43 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 51 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while getting 11 steals for this contest. The Hornets committed 18 fouls for the game which got the Lakers to the free throw line for a total of 35 attempts. They were able to make 25 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. In regard to three-point shots, Los Angeles knocked down 13 of their 32 tries (40.6%). When all was said and done, the Lakers finished shooting 44 out of 91 from the field which had them at 48.4%. The Lakers allowed the Hornets to knock down 43 of 99 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 43.4% in this game. They went 33.3% from distance by shooting 14 of 42 and finished the game at 23 out of 28 from the charity stripe (82.1%). In reference to attacking the glass, Los Angeles allowed Charlotte to grab 41 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Anthony Davis pitched in for the Lakers for the contest. Davis recorded 32 points in his 44 mins on the hardwood and had 4 dimes for the game. He made 13 out of 25 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 52.0%, and added 12 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a record of 6-5 so far this season. As an offense, the Lakers are connecting on 46.3% from the field, which is 7th in basketball. Los Angeles has tallied 1,227 points on the year (111.5 per contest) and they average 46.4 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.4 times per game (8th in the league) and they cough up possession 16.5 times per game. The Lakers are responsible for committing 20.7 fouls per contest while shooting 73.3% from the free throw line.
The Lakers on the defensive side of the court are 28th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 112.4. They have forced 17.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (17th in basketball). The Los Angeles defense surrenders 34.0% on shots from 3-point land (143 of 421) and their opponents are knocking down 70.5% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 25.5 dimes and 48.5 total boards per game, which has them ranked 24th and 25th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami
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