Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 11/18/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Miami Heat are en route to Capital One Arena on Friday where they will take on the Washington Wizards.
The Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Suns and notched a win by a score of 113-112 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Heat left the arena with 10 and the Suns finished the game with 22 personal fouls. They also converted 14 of 36 shots from beyond the arc. Phoenix went 50.0% from the charity stripe by making 2 of their 4 attempts. Additionally, Phoenix collected 45 boards (20 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Phoenix distributed 22 assists and had 9 steals for this game. Concerning the defense, Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 48.5% from the field on 48 of 99 shooting. They also doled out 23 assists for the contest as well as creating 11 turnovers and having 6 steals. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 42 with 17 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Heat made 22 of their 25 attempts for a rate of 88.0%. Miami finished the game having earned a 45.8% field goal percentage (38 of 83) and buried 15 out of their 33 3-pointers.
Bam Adebayo is one guy who had an impact in the matchup. Adebayo ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. He played for 36 mins and also pulled down 10 boards. He had 30 points on 9 of 18 shooting.
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Miami comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 7-7 so far this season. They have an average of 110.7 points per game (20th in the league) while going 45.6% from the floor. The Heat are shooting 35.0% on shots from downtown (172 of 491) and 86.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Miami is collecting 40.6 rebounds per contest and has 348 dimes so far this season, which ranks 14th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.6 times per game and as a group they commit 19.6 personal fouls per contest.
On defense, the Heat have forced 16.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.6 fouls. They rank 16th in the NBA in giving up assists with 348 surrendered for the year. The Heat defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.6% (567 of 1,190) and they surrender 42.9 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are surrendering 37.4% on 3-point shots while they are 10th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (110.0).
For their last game, the Wizards walked away with a victory by a final of 102-92 against the Grizzlies. The Wizards were able to pull down 38 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 47 for the game. They coughed up the ball 15 times, while earning 9 steals for this contest. The Grizzlies committed 24 fouls in this contest which took the Wizards to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to make 11 of those for a rate of 52.4%. In regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Washington converted 19 out of their 40 tries (47.5%). In all, the Wizards ended up going 36 out of 86 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.9%. The Wizards permitted the Grizzlies to bury 38 of 96 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.6% for the matchup. They finished 32.1% from downtown via 9 out of 28 and finished the contest at 7 of 10 at the free throw line (70.0%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Washington allowed Memphis to pull down 51 in total (14 on the offensive side).
Kristaps Porzingis was important for the Wizards in the game. Porzingis recorded 25 points in his 31 mins on the hardwood and had 2 dimes in the game. He converted 7 of 15 in the matchup giving him a rate of 46.7%, and had 6 rebounds.
Washington has a record of 8-6 this year. The Wizards are committing 19.2 fouls every game and they shoot 78.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 24.0 times per game (19th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.7 times per contest. Washington has scored 1,513 pts this year (108.1 per game) and they pull down 44.8 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Wizards are connecting on 47.0% from the floor, which is 12th in the league.
The Wizards on defense are ranked 8th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 109.4. They have forced 12.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (4th in basketball). The Washington defense surrenders 37.6% from downtown (179 of 476) and opponents are knocking down 79.6% of their foul shots. They have conceded 23.8 dimes and 43.1 rebounds per contest, which is 9th and 13th in the league.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami
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