Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat 11/18/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Miami Heat (9-5) will try to defeat the Washington Wizards (10-3) at FTX Arena on Thursday.
The Wizards played the Pelicans and walked away with a win by a score of 105-100 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Wizards left the arena with 22 while the Pelicans totaled 12 personal fouls. They converted 11 out of their 21 tries from beyond the arc. New Orleans finished the contest at 85.3% from the free throw line by making 29 of 34 tries. Furthermore, New Orleans totaled 38 rebounds (7 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 4 blocks. New Orleans earned 45 assists and had 20 steals in this game. In regard to defending, Washington allowed 40.5% from the floor on 30 out of 74 shooting. They also doled out 23 assists in this game in addition to forcing 3 turnovers and having 9 steals. Regarding rebounding, they collected a total of 42 with 6 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Wizards made 17 of their 25 attempts for a percentage of 68.0%. Washington ended the game with a 46.4% field goal percentage (39 of 84) and converted 10 of their 28 shots from distance.
Spencer Dinwiddie is one guy who was a factor for the contest. Dinwiddie finished the game at 40.0% from the field and also earned 9 assists. He played for 34 minutes and also pulled down 5 rebounds. He ended up with 27 points on 8 of 20 shooting.
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Washington heads into this game with a win-loss record of 10-3 this year. They currently have an average of 108.4 points per contest (12th in the league) while hitting 46.2% from the floor. The Wizards are connecting on 33.7% on 3-pointers (139 of 413) and 79.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Washington is grabbing 47.4 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 304 assists for the campaign, which ranks 23rd in the league in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 13.7 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.5 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Wizards are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.5 personal fouls. They rank 1st in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 271 conceded this year. The Wizards defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.4% (497 of 1,171) and they concede 45.4 rebounds per contest as a unit. They give up 30.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 8th in the league in PPG allowed (103.5).
The last time they took the court, the Heat got the victory with a final of 103-90 against the Thunder. When it comes to attacking the glass, Miami allowed Oklahoma City to get 33 overall (9 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 36.6% from beyond the arc by connecting on 15 of 41 and finished the contest at 7 of 10 from the free throw line (70.0%). The Heat permitted the Thunder to convert 34 of their 83 tries from the floor which had them at 41.0% in this matchup. When the game finished, the Heat went 37 out of 82 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.1%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Miami knocked down 18 out of their 40 attempts (45.0%). They were able to knock down 11 of those for a percentage of 84.6%. The Thunder earned 20 fouls for the game which took the Heat to the charity stripe for a total of 13 shots. They gave up possession 17 times, while getting 11 steals for the matchup. The Heat recorded 37 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 45 for the contest.
Tyler Herro pitched in for the Heat for this contest. Herro recorded 26 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and had 6 assists in the matchup. He converted 9 of 18 for the game for a rate of 50.0%, and had 7 rebounds.
Miami has a mark of 9-5 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Heat are hitting on 46.0% from the field, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Miami has accounted for 1,541 pts so far this year (110.1 per game) and they grab 48.6 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.8 times per contest (10th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.4 times per game. The Heat commit 20.9 fouls per contest and they hit 82.3% from the free throw line.
The Heat on defense are ranked 7th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 103.0. They have forced 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (3rd in the league). The Miami defense surrenders 32.9% on shots from distance (195 of 593) and opponents are converting on 74.7% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 22.0 assists and 41.6 boards on a nightly basis, which is 9th and 1st in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami
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