Phoenix Suns vs Miami Heat Prediction, 11/14/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Miami Heat
Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
FTX Arena is the site where the Miami Heat will compete against the Phoenix Suns on Monday.
The Suns played the Magic and took a loss by a final of 114-97 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Suns ended up with 14 while the Magic had 11 personal fouls. They also made 15 of their 33 tries from three-point range. Orlando walked away from this one shooting 86.7% at the free throw line by making 13 of their 15 tries. Additionally, Orlando snagged 50 rebounds (9 offensive, 41 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Orlando recorded 23 dimes and had 2 steals in this matchup. When talking about defense, Phoenix let their opponent shoot 52.4% from the field on 43 out of 82 shooting. They also recorded 22 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 13 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 38 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Suns converted 8 of their 9 attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. Phoenix ended the contest with a 40.0% field goal percentage (38 out of 95) and converted 13 out of their 42 three-point shots.
Cameron Payne is a guy who was a contributor in this game. He ended up with 22 points on 8 out of 15 shooting. He played for 35 mins and also pulled down 3 rebounds. Payne finished shooting 53.3% from the field and recorded 4 dimes.
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Phoenix comes into this one with a mark of 8-4 for the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.3 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 21.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Phoenix is pulling down 40.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 329 assists on the year, which has them ranked 11th in basketball in terms of passing. The Suns are shooting 36.4% on three-point shots (144 of 396) and 82.8% from the free throw line. They average 112.5 pts per game (15th in basketball) while going 46.7% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Suns are forcing their opponents into 16.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.4 personal fouls. They give up 36.9% on shots from downtown while they are 1st in the league in PPG allowed (105.5). The Suns defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.2% (449 of 994) and they relinquish 42.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 2nd in the NBA in giving up assists with 265 surrendered so far this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Heat walked away with a victory by a final of 132-115 when they played the Hornets. The Heat collected 37 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 46 in the game. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 7 steals in the matchup. The Hornets were called for 21 fouls in the matchup which got the Heat to the free throw line for 21 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of them for a rate of 85.7%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Miami made 16 out of 41 tries (39.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Heat finished 49 for 93 from the field which had them shooting 52.7%. The Heat permitted the Hornets to bury 46 out of 90 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 51.1% for this game. They shot 29.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 9 out of 31 and finished the contest at 14 out of 16 from the charity stripe (87.5%). Concerning rebounding, Miami permitted Charlotte to collect 37 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Max Strus ended up having an impact for the Heat in this game. He buried 10 out of 16 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and had 4 rebounds. Strus recorded 31 points in his 38 mins on the hardwood and had 2 assists in the game.
Miami has a win-loss mark of 6-7 for the campaign. As an offense, the Heat are shooting 45.5% from the field, which is 22nd in basketball. Miami has accounted for 1,437 points for the campaign (110.5 per contest) and they pull in 40.5 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.0 times per game (14th in the league) and they turn it over 13.5 times per game. The Heat have committed 20.4 fouls per game and they connect on 86.7% from the charity stripe.
The Miami defense gives up 37.3% on shots from beyond the arc (181 of 485) and opponents are making 76.8% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 25.1 dimes and 42.7 boards per contest, which has them ranked 15th and 10th in the NBA. The Heat on defense are ranked 11th in basketball in PPG given up with 109.8. They are forcing their opponents into 16.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.6% from the field (24th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami
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