Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat Prediction, 11/25/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
FTX Arena is the location where the Miami Heat will meet the Washington Wizards on Friday.
The Wizards faced off with the Hornets and walked away with a win by a score of 106-102 in their last game. Washington wrapped up the game with a 43.0% field goal percentage (40 out of 93) and converted 13 out of their 34 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Wizards knocked down 13 of 18 shots for a percentage of 72.2%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 49 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 19 dimes for this game as well as forcing 13 turnovers and having 6 steals. Concerning defense, Washington allowed the other team to go 39.0% from the floor on 39 out of 100 shooting. Charlotte dished out 19 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. On top of that, Charlotte snagged 51 boards (15 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 13 rejections. Charlotte walked away from this one shooting 69.6% at the free throw line by burying 16 of 23 shots. They buried 8 of 32 shots from 3-point range. In regard to personal fouls, the Wizards walked away with 19 while the Hornets recorded 18 personal fouls.
Kyle Kuzma is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He was able to score 28 points on 10 of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 mins and also snagged 10 rebounds. Kuzma finished the game shooting 52.6% from the field and earned 5 dimes.
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Washington heads into this one with a record of 10-7 on the year. They are losing possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 19.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Washington is grabbing 45.4 boards per game and has totaled 420 dimes on the campaign, which is 18th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Wizards are shooting 35.2% on 3-point shots (190 of 540) and 78.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 108.6 pts per game (28th in the NBA) while shooting 46.7% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Wizards have forced 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.3 fouls. They are 7th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 399 relinquished for the year. The Wizards are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.6% (679 of 1,524) and they surrender 43.8 boards per contest as a unit. They give up 36.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 8th in basketball in points per game allowed (109.4).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Heat walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 105-101 when they faced the Timberwolves. In regard to cleaning up the glass, Miami allowed Minnesota to pull down 40 overall (6 offensive). They went 29.8% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 14 out of 47 and finished the game at 17 of 20 at the free throw line (85.0%). The Heat permitted the Timberwolves to convert 37 out of 85 tries from the floor which had them shooting 43.5% for the matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Heat finished the game shooting 35 for 90 from the field which gave them a rate of 38.9%. Regarding shots from 3-point land, Miami made 11 of 38 attempts (28.9%). They were able to convert 20 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. The Timberwolves had 25 personal fouls in this game which took the Heat to the charity stripe for 30 attempts. They also coughed it up 15 times, while recording 9 steals in this game. The Heat were able to snag 34 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 46 in this matchup.
Kyle Lowry ended up being a major contributor for the Heat for the game. Lowry racked up 21 points in his 44 mins on the court and had 9 assists for the game. He made 5 out of 16 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 31.3%, and tallied 5 rebounds.
Miami has a record of 7-11 this season. As an offensive team, the Heat are shooting 44.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 27th in the NBA. Miami has accumulated 1,948 points on the campaign (108.2 per game) and they average 40.0 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 24.1 times per game (20th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.2 times per game. The Heat have committed 19.2 personal fouls per game and they go 84.7% from the charity stripe.
The Heat on the defensive end are ranked 9th in basketball in PPG given up with 109.8. They are forcing their opponents into 16.6 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.6% from the field (24th in basketball). The Miami defense concedes 36.0% on shots from 3-point land (244 of 677) and opponents are connecting on 76.7% of their foul shots. They give up 25.8 assists and 43.6 rebounds per game, which ranks them 19th and 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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