Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat Prediction, 3/11/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Miami Heat (44-23) will play the Cleveland Cavaliers (38-27) at FTX Arena on Friday.
The Cavaliers played the Pacers and went home with a win by a final score of 127-124 in their last contest. Cleveland walked away from the contest having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (47 out of 94) and converted 9 out of their 32 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Cavaliers converted 24 of their 27 tries for a rate of 88.9%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they compiled 40 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 25 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and having 13 steals. In regard to defense, Cleveland let their opponent shoot 53.8% from the field on 49 of 91 shooting. Indiana earned 38 assists and had 35 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Indiana snagged 27 rebounds (11 offensive, 16 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Indiana finished shooting 66.7% from the free throw line by making 10 of 15 tries. They converted 16 of their 32 attempts from downtown. When it comes to personal fouls, the Cavaliers walked away with 16 and the Pacers finished the game with 17 personal fouls.
Darius Garland is someone who was a contributor in this game. Garland finished shooting 53.8% from the field and also dished out 13 assists. He was on the hardwood for 37 mins played and also totaled 5 rebounds. He accumulated 41 points on 14 out of 26 shooting.
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Cleveland enters this one with a record of 38-27 on the season. They turn the ball over 14.8 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Cleveland is pulling in 44.7 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,636 dimes so far this season, which ranks 12th in basketball in terms of passing. The Cavaliers are connecting on 35.1% on three-point attempts (755 of 2,152) and 75.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 106.9 pts per game (24th in the NBA) on 46.7% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Cavaliers have forced 13.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.7 fouls. They rank 7th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,520 relinquished so far this year. The Cavaliers defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 44.6% (2,528 of 5,670) and they relinquish 43.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are surrendering 34.7% on shots from downtown and they rank 1st in the NBA in points per game allowed (103.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Heat walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 111-90 when they played the Suns. In the matter of team rebounding, Miami allowed Phoenix to snag 41 in all (14 offensive). They finished shooting 29.7% from beyond the perimeter by going 11 of 37 and ended up going 10 of 10 from the free throw line (100.0%). The Heat allowed the Suns to convert 45 of 99 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 45.5% for the game. In all, the Heat ended up shooting 35 for 88 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.8%. When talking about 3-point shots, Miami converted 10 out of their 33 tries (30.3%). They were able to convert 10 of them for a clip of 76.9%. The Suns were called for 14 fouls for the game which took the Heat to the charity stripe for 13 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while earning 8 steals in this matchup. The Heat snagged 32 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 38 in this matchup.
Duncan Robinson was important for the Heat in this game. Robinson earned 22 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for this game. He made 7 out of 15 in this game for a field goal percentage of 46.7%, and totaled 3 rebounds.
Miami has a win-loss record of 44-23 this year. The Heat are responsible for committing 20.5 fouls per game and they go 80.7% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 25.7 times per contest (6th in basketball) and they cough up possession 14.7 times per contest. Miami has totaled 7,330 points this season (109.4 per game) and they pull in 44.3 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Heat are shooting 46.3% from the field, which is ranked 14th in the league.
The Heat are ranked 4th in the league in points per game surrendered with 104.7. They are able to force 15.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.3% from the floor (4th in the NBA). The Miami defense concedes 34.1% on shots from beyond the arc (876 of 2,572) and opponents are knocking down 77.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 23.1 assists and 41.8 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 6th and 1st in basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Miami and under the total points
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