Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat Prediction, 11/23/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Washington Wizards are headed to FTX Arena on Wednesday where they will go up against the Miami Heat.
The Wizards played the Hornets and took home the win by a score of 106-102 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Wizards finished with 19 while the Hornets recorded 18 personal fouls. They made 8 of their 32 attempts from distance. Charlotte ended up shooting 69.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of 23 shots. Additionally, Charlotte collected 51 rebounds (15 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 13 rejections. Charlotte distributed 19 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. In terms of defense, Washington allowed 39.0% from the field on 39 of 100 shooting. They also doled out 19 dimes in this matchup while creating 13 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected 49 with 14 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Wizards buried 13 of their 18 attempts for a rate of 72.2%. Washington ended the game having earned a 43.0% field goal percentage (40 out of 93) and buried 13 out of their 34 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Deni Avdija is one guy who was a factor in this matchup. Avdija went 54.5% from the field and also earned 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 31 mins played and also pulled down 13 boards. He notched 12 points on 6 of 11 shooting.
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Washington enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 10-7 so far this year. They average 108.6 points per contest (28th in the league) while shooting 46.7% from the floor. The Wizards are connecting on 35.2% from downtown (190 of 540) and 78.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Washington is collecting 45.4 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 420 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 17th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.6 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Wizards have forced 12.6 turnovers every game and they draw 19.3 fouls. They are currently ranked 10th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 399 conceded on the year. The Wizards defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.6% (679 of 1,524) and they surrender 43.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 36.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 8th in the league in PPG allowed (109.4).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Heat took a loss by a final score of 105-101 when they faced the Timberwolves. Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Miami allowed Minnesota to get 40 in total (6 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 29.8% from three-point range by shooting 14 out of 47 and finished the contest at 17 of 20 at the free throw line (85.0%). The Heat allowed the Timberwolves to make 37 out of their 85 tries from the field which had them shooting 43.5% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Heat went 35 for 90 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.9%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Miami knocked down 11 of their 38 tries (28.9%). They were able to convert 20 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 66.7%. The Timberwolves earned 25 personal fouls for this game which got the Heat to the charity stripe for 30 attempts. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while recording 9 steals for the matchup. The Heat were able to corral 34 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 46 for this contest.
Bam Adebayo was important for the Heat for the matchup. Adebayo recorded 17 points in his 35 mins on the court and totaled 5 dimes for the game. He made 7 out of 18 in the game for a rate of 38.9%, and had 14 rebounds.
Miami has a record of 7-11 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Heat are shooting 44.6% from the field, which ranks them 27th in basketball. Miami has accounted for 1,948 points for the season (108.2 per game) and they pull down 40.0 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 24.1 times per contest (20th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per contest. The Heat are committing 19.2 personal fouls every game and they connect on 84.7% from the charity stripe.
The Miami defense allows 36.0% on shots from beyond the arc (244 of 677) and opponents are connecting on 76.7% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 25.8 dimes and 43.6 rebounds per game, which is 19th and 15th in basketball. The Heat are ranked 9th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 109.8. They are able to force 16.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.6% from the field (24th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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