Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat Prediction, 3/10/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat
Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
FTX Arena is the location where the Miami Heat will attempt to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.
The Cavaliers faced the Heat and went home with a win by a final score of 104-100 in their last game. Cleveland ended the game having earned a 48.8% field goal percentage (39 out of 80) and made 9 of 28 three-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Cavaliers converted 17 of 19 tries for a percentage of 89.5%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 32 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 26 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 22 turnovers and having 13 steals. Regarding defense, Cleveland allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the field on 35 out of 70 shooting. Miami recorded 22 assists and had 7 steals in the game. Additionally, Miami collected 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Miami finished the game shooting 75.9% from the free throw line by converting 22 of their 29 attempts. They also converted 8 of their 29 attempts from 3-point range. When discussing personal fouls, the Cavaliers ended up with 23 while the Heat finished the game with 19 personal fouls.
Darius Garland is one guy who was a major contributor for this contest. He accumulated 25 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 39 minutes played but finished the game without grabbing a rebound. Garland finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field and dished out 7 dimes.
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Cleveland heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 42-26 so far this year. They turn it over 13.7 times per game and as a unit they are committing 18.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Cleveland is snagging 41.8 boards per game and is sitting with 1,698 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 9th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Cavaliers are hitting 36.3% from downtown (780 of 2,146) and 77.9% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 111.9 pts per contest (25th in the league) while hitting 48.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Cavaliers are able to force 15.3 turnovers per game and they draw 20.7 personal fouls. They rank 6th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,559 surrendered so far this season. The Cavaliers are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.5% (2,645 of 5,687) and they concede 40.6 boards per contest as a group. They relinquish 36.9% on 3-pointers and they are 1st in the league in PPG from their opponents (106.5).
The last time they took the court, the Heat took a loss by a score of 104-100 against the Cavaliers. The Heat snagged 27 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 in the matchup. They also coughed it up 22 times, while earning 7 steals for the matchup. The Cavaliers earned 23 fouls for this contest which took the Heat to the charity stripe for 29 tries. They were able to bury 22 of the free throws for a percentage of 75.9%. In the matter of three-point attempts, Miami made 8 of 29 tries (27.6%). Overall, the Heat shot 35 out of 70 from the field which had them at 50.0%. The Heat permitted the Cavaliers to make 39 out of 80 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 48.8% in the game. They finished 32.1% from three-point range via 9 out of 28 and ended up going 17 out of 19 at the free throw line (89.5%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Miami permitted Cleveland to pull down 32 in all (7 offensive).
Jimmy Butler ended up having an impact for the Heat in this game. He made 8 of 14 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 57.1%, and had 5 rebounds. Butler earned 28 points in his 35 mins of playing time and had 5 assists in the game.
Miami has a record of 35-32 on the campaign. As an offense, the Heat are shooting 45.3% from the floor, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Miami has totaled 7,258 points so far this season (108.3 per game) and they average 41.0 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 23.4 times per game (24th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per game. The Heat commit 18.8 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 82.8% from the charity stripe.
The Miami defense surrenders 36.6% on shots from beyond the arc (871 of 2,378) and their opposition makes 78.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 25.0 assists and 42.0 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 12th and 7th in basketball. The Heat on the defensive side of the court are 2nd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 109.1. They are forcing their opponents into 16.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.9% from the field (21st in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Miami and under the total points
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