Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat Prediction, 3/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat
Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
FTX Arena is the location where the Miami Heat (43-22) will try to defeat the Houston Rockets (15-48) on Monday.
The Rockets faced off with the Nuggets and took a loss by a score of 116-101 in their last contest. Houston wrapped up the game having earned a 45.8% FG percentage (38 out of 83) and buried 10 out of their 36 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Rockets knocked down 15 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 68.2%. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 44 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 25 dimes in the game in addition to forcing 4 turnovers and having 4 steals. With regard to the defense, Houston allowed 45.3% from the field on 39 of 86 shooting. Denver distributed 41 dimes and had 27 steals in this contest. On top of that, Denver collected 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Denver finished 80.6% at the free throw line by burying 25 of their 31 attempts. They made 13 out of their 33 attempts from beyond the arc. Concerning fouls, the Rockets walked away with 21 while the Nuggets totaled 10 fouls.
Christian Wood is one player who had an impact for the contest. Wood walked away from this one shooting 58.3% from the field and also distributed 5 dimes. He played 31 mins played and also snagged 10 rebounds. He left the arena with 22 points on 7 of 12 shooting.
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Houston steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 15-48 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 16.7 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.4 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Houston is grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game and has earned 1,456 assists on the campaign, which ranks 24th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Rockets are shooting 34.4% on three-point shots (844 of 2,454) and 70.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 108.4 points per outing (19th in the league) while shooting 45.0% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Rockets are forcing 14.2 turnovers per game while drawing 22.4 fouls. They currently rank 21st in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,610 surrendered for the campaign. The Rockets are allowing a field goal percentage of 48.3% (2,719 of 5,632) and they relinquish 45.6 rebounds per contest as a team. They are giving up 35.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 30th in basketball in points per game allowed (118.0).
For their last game, the Heat got the win with a final of 99-82 when they played the 76ers. The Heat recorded 32 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 for the contest. They turned it over 13 times, while earning 6 steals for the contest. The 76ers were called for 9 fouls in the game which got the Heat to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 84.2%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Miami made 13 of their 28 attempts (46.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Heat ended up shooting 35 for 72 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.6%. The Heat permitted the 76ers to bury 28 out of 82 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 34.1% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 17.1% from downtown by connecting on 7 of 41 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 23 from the free throw line (82.6%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Miami allowed Philadelphia to pull down 28 in total (13 on the offensive glass).
Jimmy Butler ended up being a major contributor for the Heat for the contest. Butler scored 21 points in his 33 mins of playing time and accumulated 5 dimes in this matchup. He knocked down 6 out of 15 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and had 4 rebounds.
Miami has a record of 43-22 so far this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Heat are connecting on 46.3% from the field, which ranks 13th in the NBA. Miami has accounted for 7,117 pts this season (109.5 per contest) and they grab 44.3 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 25.7 times per contest (6th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.7 times per contest. The Heat are committing 20.7 personal fouls every game and they go 80.8% from the charity stripe.
The Heat are ranked 4th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 104.6. They are able to force 15.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (4th in the NBA). The Miami defense gives up 34.2% on shots from 3-point land (852 of 2,492) and opponents are knocking down 77.0% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 23.1 assists and 41.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 4th and 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston
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