Miami Heat vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 4/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+3)
The Phoenix Suns (37-15) play the Miami Heat (28-25) at Phoenix Suns Arena on Tuesday. The spread on this matchup has Phoenix as 3-point favorites. The total is set at 216.5.
The Miami Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Portland Blazers and earned the victory with a final of 107-98 in their last contest. Miami ended the contest with a 49.4% FG percentage (41 of 83) and buried 12 out of their 29 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Heat knocked down 13 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 65.0%. With regard to rebounding, they earned 30 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 21 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and getting 12 steals. Pertaining to defense, Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 48.1% from the floor on 37 of 77 shooting. Portland earned 21 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Portland pulled down 41 rebounds (8 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Portland finished the game at 68.4% from the charity stripe by making 13 of 19 tries. They made 11 out of their 35 attempts from 3-point range.
Bam Adebayo is one guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He left the arena with 22 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 34:49 minutes played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Adebayo finished the game shooting 64.3% from the field and also distributed 2 dimes. Another guy that came through in this matchup for the Heat was Jimmy Butler. He pulled down 4 rebounds in his 36:11 minutes played on the night. He shot 53.8% from the field in this contest by shooting 7-of-13 (20 points). Overall, Butler earned 5 assists.
Miami will play this game with a mark of 28-25 for the campaign. The Heat are shooting 34.8% on shots from 3-point land (665 of 1,913) and 78.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 106.6 points per game (26th in the NBA) while hitting 46.1% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Miami is grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,377 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 9th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Heat are forcing 15.3 turnovers every game and they draw 20.1 fouls. They currently rank 21st in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,341 surrendered so far this season. The Heat are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.7% (810 of 1,063) and they concede 43.8 rebounds per contest as a team. They concede 36.2% on shots from distance and they are ranked 3rd in basketball in opponents PPG (107.2).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Phoenix Suns went home victorious with a score of 134-106 when they played the Washington Wizards. The Suns collected 40 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 45 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 3 times, while earning 8 steals in this game. The Wizards had 12 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Suns to the free throw line for 7 shots. They were able to make 7 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 100.0%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Phoenix made 17 of their 43 tries (39.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Suns finished 55 for 107 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.4%. The Suns permitted the Wizards to make 39 of their 84 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 46.4% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 36.0% from distance by going 9 out of 25 and ended up shooting 19 out of 28 at the free throw line (67.9%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Phoenix permitted Washington to collect 49 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Devin Booker ended up being a factor for the Suns in this matchup. He converted 11 of 24 in this game giving him a rate of 45.8%, and added 6 rebounds. Booker totaled 27 points in his 26:29 mins of playing time and tallied 6 dimes for the game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Phoenix was Mikal Bridges. He ended up with 2 dimes in his 33:46 minutes played, and he converted 7 out of 14 from the floor. Bridges ended up shooting 50.0% from the field as well as collecting 15 points and 3 total rebounds.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 37-15 on the year. Phoenix has tallied 5,969 points so far this year (114.8 per game) and they collect 43.5 rebounds per contest. The Suns are responsible for committing 19.5 personal fouls every game and they connect on 83.3% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Suns are shooting 49.0% from the field, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 27.2 times per game (2nd in the NBA) and they cough up possession 12.9 times per game. The Suns are ranked 5th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 107.8. They give up 22.0 assists and 43.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 1st and 11th in the NBA. The Phoenix defense allows 34.7% from downtown (597 of 1,718) and opponents are connecting on 76.7% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 13.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (+3)
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