New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat 11/17/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The New Orleans Pelicans (2-13) are traveling to FTX Arena on Wednesday where they will compete against the Miami Heat (9-5).
The Pelicans played the Wizards and took a loss by a final of 105-100 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Pelicans walked away with 25 and the Wizards racked up 5 fouls. They also buried 10 of their 28 tries from distance. Washington finished the game at 68.0% at the charity stripe by burying 17 of 25 tries. On top of that, Washington totaled 36 rebounds (6 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Washington dished out 42 dimes and had 23 steals for the contest. Concerning defending, New Orleans allowed the other team to go 46.4% from the field on 39 out of 84 shooting. They also recorded 20 assists in the matchup while forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and getting 2 steals. In relation to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 45 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Pelicans converted 29 of 34 attempts for a rate of 85.3%. New Orleans walked away from the contest with a 40.5% field goal percentage (30 out of 74) and converted 11 of their 21 3-point shots.
Brandon Ingram is one guy who played a role for the matchup. He totaled 31 points on 9 of 23 shooting. He played for 32 minutes and totaled 5 rebounds. Ingram finished the game at 39.1% from the field and also totaled 4 dimes.
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New Orleans will play this game with a record of 2-13 for the season. They are giving up possession 15.5 times per contest and as a squad they commit 20.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, New Orleans is snagging 45.5 boards per contest and has racked up 354 dimes this season, which is 7th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Pelicans are hitting 34.0% from downtown (170 of 500) and 81.0% from the free throw line. They average 102.0 points per game (26th in the league) while going 42.2% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Pelicans are forcing their opponents into 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.5 fouls. They surrender 38.4% on 3-point shots and they rank 26th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (111.3). The Pelicans defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.3% (613 of 1,296) and they concede 44.2 boards per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 25th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 376 surrendered for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Heat got the victory with a final of 103-90 when they faced the Thunder. When discussing cleaning up the glass, Miami allowed Oklahoma City to snag 33 in all (9 offensive). They finished the game shooting 36.6% from downtown by shooting 15 of 41 and finished the game at 7 of 10 from the free throw line (70.0%). The Heat permitted the Thunder to make 34 of their 83 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 41.0% in this matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Heat finished 37 for 82 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.1%. In reference to shots from beyond the arc, Miami converted 18 out of 40 tries (45.0%). They were able to knock down 11 of those for a percentage of 84.6%. The Thunder earned 20 personal fouls in this game which took the Heat to the free throw line for 13 attempts. They coughed up the ball 17 times, while earning 11 steals in this contest. The Heat corralled 37 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 45 for this game.
Tyler Herro was important for the Heat for this contest. He made 9 out of 18 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 7 rebounds. Herro tallied 26 points in his 37 minutes on the court and had 6 dimes for this contest.
Miami has a mark of 9-5 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Heat are shooting 46.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 12th in basketball. Miami has accumulated 1,541 pts on the year (110.1 per contest) and they collect 48.6 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.8 times per game (10th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 15.4 times per game. The Heat are responsible for committing 20.9 personal fouls every game and they shoot 82.3% from the charity stripe.
The Heat on defense are ranked 5th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 103.0. They are able to force 14.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the field (4th in the NBA). The Miami defense gives up 32.9% on shots from distance (195 of 593) and their opponents are connecting on 74.7% of their foul shots. They concede 22.0 assists and 41.6 rebounds every game, which is 9th and 1st in the NBA.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take New Orleans
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