Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder 11/15/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports OK
Paycom Center is the site where the Oklahoma City Thunder (5-6) will go up against the Miami Heat (8-5) on Monday.
The Heat played the Jazz and took home the win by a score of 111-105 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Heat finished with 25 while the Jazz recorded 16 personal fouls. They converted 17 out of their 53 shots from beyond the perimeter. Utah finished 72.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 18 of their 25 attempts. In addition, Utah had 26 rebounds (12 offensive, 14 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Utah recorded 38 assists and had 23 steals for this game. In terms of defense, Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 41.2% from the field on 35 out of 85 shooting. They also doled out 23 assists for the matchup as well as creating 2 turnovers and having 6 steals. When discussing grabbing boards, they collected 48 with 13 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Heat converted 14 of 16 shots for a percentage of 87.5%. Miami finished having earned a 49.4% FG percentage (42 out of 85) and knocked down 13 out of their 33 3-point shots.
Duncan Robinson is someone who came through in the matchup. He was able to score 22 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins played and totaled 4 rebounds. Robinson finished the game shooting 57.1% from the field and also earned 4 dimes.
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Miami enters this matchup with a record of 8-5 for the year. They are losing possession via turnover 15.2 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 21.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Miami is grabbing 48.8 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 311 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 10th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Heat are connecting on 34.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (146 of 430) and 82.2% from the free throw line. They average 110.6 points per outing (4th in basketball) while going 46.0% from the field.
Defensively, the Heat are forcing 14.2 turnovers every game while drawing 20.2 personal fouls. They are 14th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 282 conceded this year. The Heat are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.7% (482 of 1,129) and they concede 41.5 boards per contest as a unit. They are surrendering 32.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 8th in the league in PPG allowed (104.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Thunder got the win with a final of 105-103 when they played the Kings. Concerning rebounding, Oklahoma City allowed Sacramento to pull down 38 overall (11 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 34.1% from three-point range by shooting 14 out of 41 and finished the contest at 13 out of 17 at the free throw line (76.5%). The Thunder permitted the Kings to make 38 of 95 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Thunder finished shooting 42 for 99 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.4%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Oklahoma City buried 10 of their 30 attempts (33.3%). They were able to bury 11 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 73.3%. The Kings earned 13 personal fouls for the game which got the Thunder to the free throw line for 15 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Thunder were able to corral 36 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive rebounds totaling 52 in this game.
Luguentz Dort ended up having an impact for the Thunder in this contest. He converted 9 out of 18 for this contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds. Dort totaled 22 points in his 33 mins of playing time and accounted for 1 assist for this contest.
Oklahoma City has a win-loss record of 5-6 on the season. The Thunder commit 16.7 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 74.9% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 19.6 times per contest (30th in the league) and they turn it over 15.1 times per game. Oklahoma City has scored 1,096 points for the season (99.6 per game) and they pull in 47.8 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Thunder are connecting on 41.1% from the field, which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Oklahoma City defense gives up 34.4% on 3-pointers (150 of 436) and their opponents are converting on 76.5% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 24.9 dimes and 49.2 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 22nd and 28th in the NBA. The Thunder are ranked 13th in the league in points per game surrendered with 106.4. They are able to force 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 43.2% from the floor (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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