Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat Prediction, 11/16/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Location: Kaseya Center in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Miami Heat (7-4) are hosting the Brooklyn Nets (6-5) at Kaseya Center on Thursday.
The Nets faced off with the Magic and took home the win by a score of 124-104 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Nets ended up with 24 while the Magic recorded 16 fouls. They buried 16 of their 46 attempts from distance. Orlando finished the game at 76.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of 21 shots. Moreover, Orlando grabbed 37 rebounds (9 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Orlando recorded 23 assists and had 9 steals for the contest. In regard to defense, Brooklyn allowed their opponent to shoot 43.9% from the floor on 36 of 82 shooting. They also doled out 22 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing 14 turnovers and earning 13 steals. In the matter of grabbing boards, they earned 44 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Nets made 13 of 20 attempts for a percentage of 65.0%. Brooklyn ended with a 54.1% FG percentage (46 out of 85) and converted 19 of 39 3-point shots.
Spencer Dinwiddie is one player who was a factor for this contest. Dinwiddie finished the game at 55.6% from the floor and earned 9 assists. He saw the court for 38 minutes and also collected 5 rebounds. He ended up with 29 points on 10 out of 18 shooting.
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Brooklyn heads into this game with a win-loss record of 6-5 for the year. They are losing possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.2 fouls per game. As a unit, Brooklyn is collecting 47.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 280 dimes for the year, which ranks 8th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Nets are shooting 38.0% on three-point attempts (170 of 447) and 76.0% from the charity stripe. They average 114.2 points per outing (11th in the league) while connecting on 46.6% from the field.
Defensively, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 11.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.6 personal fouls. They rank 13th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 263 conceded so far this season. The Nets are giving up a FG percentage of 45.1% (452 of 1,002) and they concede 44.1 rebounds per contest as a group. They are relinquishing 33.3% on 3-pointers while they are 15th in the league in opponents points per game (112.5).
When they last played, the Heat walked away with a victory by a final of 111-105 against the Hornets. When talking about how they attacked the glass, Miami permitted Charlotte to snag 45 in total (13 offensive). They shot 46.9% from distance by going 15 of 32 and ended up shooting 18 out of 22 from the free throw line (81.8%). The Heat allowed the Hornets to bury 36 out of 81 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.4% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Heat shot 40 for 83 from the floor which had them shooting 48.2%. With regard to three-point shots, Miami converted 8 of their 31 tries (25.8%). They were able to make 23 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 82.1%. The Hornets committed 21 fouls in the game which took the Heat to the charity stripe for 28 attempts. They also coughed it up 7 times, while getting 12 steals for the game. The Heat were able to pull down 32 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 42 for the matchup.
Jimmy Butler ended up being a major contributor for the Heat for the game. Butler accumulated 32 points in his 34 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 5 assists in this contest. He made 10 of 14 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 71.4%, and had 4 rebounds.
Miami has a win-loss record of 7-4 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Heat are connecting on 45.9% from the floor, which ranks 20th in the NBA. Miami has scored 1,206 points so far this season (109.6 per game) and they grab 42.5 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.5 times per contest (11th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.1 times per contest. The Heat commit 17.0 fouls per game while shooting 84.6% from the free throw line.
The Miami defense concedes 38.6% on shots from beyond the arc (151 of 391) and opponents are connecting on 73.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 26.3 assists and 45.2 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 18th and 20th in the NBA. The Heat on the defensive side of the court are 8th in the league in points given up per game with 109.8. They are forcing 17.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.4% from the field (21st in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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