Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards 11/20/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Capital One Arena is where the Washington Wizards (10-4) will try to defeat the Miami Heat (10-5) on Saturday.
The Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Pelicans and took home the win by a score of 113-98 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Heat ended up walking away with 25 while the Pelicans finished the game with 16 fouls. They converted 10 of their 35 attempts from distance. New Orleans finished shooting 78.6% at the free throw line by converting 22 of their 28 attempts. On top of that, New Orleans collected 28 rebounds (10 offensive, 18 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. New Orleans distributed 38 assists and had 18 steals for this contest. With respect to the defense, Miami allowed the other team to go 44.0% from the field on 33 out of 75 shooting. They also recorded 29 assists for this game while forcing 3 turnovers and having 6 steals. When it comes to getting rebounds, they earned 39 with 10 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Heat made 14 of 17 shots for a rate of 82.4%. Miami finished with a 48.3% field goal percentage (42 of 87) and made 15 of their 40 3-point attempts.
Jimmy Butler is a player who was a contributor for the contest. He ended up walking away with 31 points on 10 of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes and also totaled 10 boards. Butler finished the game shooting 55.6% from the floor and earned 10 assists.
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Miami enters this game with a record of 10-5 this year. They are turning it over 15.1 times per contest and as a group they are committing 21.1 personal fouls every game. As a team, Miami is grabbing 47.9 boards per game and has earned 362 assists so far this year, which is 12th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Heat are hitting 35.1% on shots from 3-point land (179 of 510) and 82.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 110.3 pts per game (6th in basketball) while going 46.1% from the field.
Defensively, the Heat are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers per game and they draw 19.9 fouls. They rank 12th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 326 relinquished on the year. The Heat defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 42.7% (549 of 1,287) and they concede 41.3 rebounds per game as a group. They surrender 32.6% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 6th in the league in opponents points per game (102.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Wizards took a loss by a final score of 97-87 against the Hornets. When discussing team rebounding, Washington allowed Charlotte to get 43 in all (16 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 31.3% from beyond the arc via 10 of 32 and finished the contest at 3 out of 6 from the free throw line (50.0%). The Wizards permitted the Hornets to knock down 42 of 96 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.8% in this matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Wizards shot 33 for 90 from the field which gave them a percentage of 36.7%. In relation to shooting from distance, Washington converted 8 out of 42 tries (19.0%). They were able to knock down 13 of the free throws for a clip of 81.3%. The Hornets committed 11 fouls for this contest which took the Wizards to the free throw line for a total of 16 tries. They gave up possession 10 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Wizards earned 37 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 in the matchup.
Daniel Gafford was important for the Wizards for this game. Gafford scored 20 points in his 24 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 1 assist for the game. He converted 9 out of 12 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and had 9 rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss record of 10-4 for the campaign. The Wizards are committing 18.0 personal fouls per game and they connect on 79.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.4 times per contest (12th in the league) and they cough up possession 13.5 times per contest. Washington has earned 1,496 pts for the year (106.9 per game) and they average 47.4 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Wizards are connecting on 45.5% from the floor, which ranks them 14th in the league.
The Washington defense allows 30.8% on three-point shots (132 of 429) and opponents are connecting on 79.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 21.5 assists and 46.4 rebounds every game, which is ranked 7th and 17th in basketball. The Wizards on the defensive side of the court are 7th in the league in points per game surrendered with 103.0. They are forcing 12.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.5% from the floor (2nd in the NBA).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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