Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 12/4/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports WI
The Miami Heat (13-9) are en route to Fiserv Forum on Saturday where they will meet the Milwaukee Bucks (14-9).
The Heat faced off with the Cavaliers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 111-85 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Heat ended up finishing with 17 and the Cavaliers finished the game with 20 personal fouls. They made 16 of their 31 tries from downtown. Cleveland shot 91.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 21 of their 23 shots. On top of that, Cleveland had 40 rebounds (6 offensive, 34 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Cleveland totaled 46 assists and had 27 steals in the game. With respect to defending, Miami allowed 54.4% from the field on 37 out of 68 shooting. They also doled out 21 dimes for this contest while forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and having 8 steals. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 28 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Heat converted 9 of their 13 shots for a percentage of 69.2%. Miami finished with a 37.6% field goal percentage (32 of 85) and converted 12 out of their 37 3-pointers.
Dewayne Dedmon is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He finished with 11 points on 5 of 13 shooting. He played 31 mins played and also collected 13 boards. Dedmon ended up shooting 38.5% from the field and totaled 3 assists.
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Miami comes into this game with a mark of 13-9 on the campaign. They are turning it over 14.4 times per game and as a unit they are committing 20.6 fouls every game. As a unit, Miami is grabbing 45.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 533 dimes so far this season, which is 11th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Heat are shooting 34.6% on three-point shots (261 of 755) and 80.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 107.7 points per contest (14th in basketball) while hitting 45.8% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Heat are able to force 15.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.0 fouls. They surrender 34.1% on 3-point attempts while they are 4th in the NBA in opponents PPG (103.6). The Heat are giving up a FG percentage of 44.3% (814 of 1,838) and they concede 41.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 13th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 500 relinquished for the campaign.
In their last game, the Bucks took a loss by a final score of 97-93 against the Raptors. Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Milwaukee permitted Toronto to pull down 32 in all (15 on the offensive side). They finished 35.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 14 out of 40 and ended up going 9 of 14 from the free throw line (64.3%). The Bucks permitted the Raptors to convert 37 of 88 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.0% for the contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Bucks ended up going 32 out of 85 from the field which had them shooting 37.6%. Regarding shots from downtown, Milwaukee made 11 out of 31 tries (35.5%). They were able to make 18 of the free throws for a percentage of 72.0%. The Raptors earned 13 fouls for the game which got the Bucks to the charity stripe for a total of 25 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 4 steals for the matchup. The Bucks were able to collect 31 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards totaling 47 for the game.
Jrue Holiday ended up being a major contributor for the Bucks for the contest. He knocked down 10 out of 19 in the game for a rate of 52.6%, and had 6 rebounds. Holiday earned 26 points in his 37 mins on the court and accounted for 8 assists for the matchup.
Milwaukee has a win-loss record of 14-9 on the season. The Bucks are committing 17.3 fouls per game and they shoot 73.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 22.7 times per contest (20th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per contest. Milwaukee has totaled 2,527 pts for the season (109.9 per contest) and they average 47.4 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bucks are shooting 45.2% from the floor, which ranks 18th in the NBA.
The Milwaukee defense concedes 32.4% from downtown (303 of 936) and their opponents are knocking down 75.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 22.2 dimes and 45.7 boards per contest, which ranks them 8th and 14th in basketball. The Bucks on defense are ranked 15th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 106.6. They are forcing their opponents into 13.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.3% from the field (4th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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