Dallas Mavericks vs Miami Heat Prediction, 2/15/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Miami Heat
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Miami Heat (37-20) welcome the Dallas Mavericks (33-24) at FTX Arena on Tuesday.
The Mavericks faced the Clippers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 99-97 in their last game. Dallas ended the contest with a 41.2% FG percentage (35 of 85) and converted 15 of 39 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Mavericks made 12 of 19 shots for a percentage of 63.2%. Regarding hauling in boards, they earned 44 with 13 of them being offensive. They also recorded 16 dimes in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and having 4 steals. With regard to defending, Dallas allowed the other team to shoot 52.4% from the field on 43 out of 82 shooting. Los Angeles totaled 42 dimes and had 23 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Los Angeles had 36 rebounds (6 offensive, 30 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Los Angeles shot 54.5% when shooting free throws by making 6 of their 11 attempts. They also converted 7 of their 22 shots from downtown. When talking about personal fouls, the Mavericks finished with 17 and the Clippers recorded 14 personal fouls.
Luka Doncic is one player who was a contributor in this contest. He was able to score 45 points on 15 of 33 shooting. He played for 39 mins and pulled down 15 boards. Doncic shot 45.5% from the floor and also totaled 8 assists.
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Dallas will enter this game with a mark of 33-24 for the year. They lose possession via turnover 12.7 times per contest and as a group they are committing 19.7 fouls every game. As a unit, Dallas is collecting 43.8 boards per game and is sitting with 1,353 assists on the season, which ranks 19th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Mavericks are shooting 33.9% on 3-point shots (711 of 2,100) and 77.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 106.3 points per game (24th in basketball) while hitting 45.4% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Mavericks are able to force 13.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They are surrendering 33.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 2nd in basketball in PPG from their opponents (103.1). The Mavericks defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.4% (2,204 of 4,851) and they surrender 44.1 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 9th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,331 relinquished on the campaign.
In their last game, the Heat walked away with a victory by a final of 115-111 when they played the Nets. The Heat corralled 42 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 52 for the matchup. They also coughed it up 15 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. The Nets were called for 8 personal fouls for this contest which got the Heat to the free throw line for 29 shots. They were able to knock down 23 of the free throw tries for a clip of 79.3%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Miami converted 10 out of their 29 tries (34.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Heat finished 41 for 82 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Heat permitted the Nets to make 42 of their 93 attempts from the field which had them shooting 45.2% in the game. They shot 30.0% from three-point range by connecting on 12 of 40 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 22 from the charity stripe (68.2%). With respect to how they rebounded, Miami allowed Brooklyn to pull down 32 overall (9 offensive).
Bam Adebayo was important for the Heat in this game. He converted 8 of 12 for this contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and added 14 rebounds. Adebayo scored 19 points in his 37 mins of playing time and added 4 dimes for the game.
Miami has a win-loss mark of 37-20 this season. When it comes to offense, the Heat are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which is ranked 13th in the NBA. Miami has 6,216 points on the season (109.1 per game) and they collect 44.6 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 25.8 times per contest (6th in the league) and they turn it over 14.9 times per game. The Heat are responsible for committing 20.5 fouls per contest and they connect on 81.5% from the free throw line.
The Miami defense concedes 34.3% on 3-pointers (756 of 2,201) and opponents are making 77.4% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 23.1 assists and 41.4 total boards per game, which has them ranked 4th and 1st in the league. The Heat on the defensive side of the court are 5th in the league in points given up per game with 104.4. They are forcing 15.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.3% from the field (5th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami
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