Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat Prediction, 2/10/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Houston Rockets are en route to FTX Arena on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the Miami Heat.
The Rockets played the Kings and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 130-128 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Rockets finished with 21 and the Kings racked up 15 fouls. They made 10 of their 30 attempts from 3-point land. Sacramento finished the game at 93.3% from the free throw line by making 28 of 30 attempts. Moreover, Sacramento snagged 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 7 rejections. Sacramento totaled 29 assists and had 10 steals in this contest. With regard to the defense, Houston let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 46 of 92 shooting. They also recorded 25 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When discussing hauling in boards, they collected 44 with 15 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Rockets buried 24 of their 28 attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. Houston ended the contest having earned a 54.7% field goal percentage (47 out of 86) and converted 10 out of their 22 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jalen Green is one player who came through for the game. He recorded 41 points on 14 out of 22 shooting. He was on the court for 37 mins played and also snagged 2 rebounds. Green finished the game shooting 63.6% from the field and also distributed 2 assists.
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Houston comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 13-42 this year. They currently have an average of 110.4 points per contest (29th in the league) while shooting 45.4% from the field. The Rockets are shooting 33.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (606 of 1,838) and 75.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Houston is collecting 46.6 boards per contest and has tallied 1,239 dimes this year, which has them ranked 29th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 17.0 times per contest and as a group they commit 20.5 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Rockets are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers every game while drawing 21.3 fouls. They are ranked 22nd in the league in giving up assists with 1,424 relinquished for the season. The Rockets defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.6% (2,327 of 4,887) and they surrender 41.6 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 37.0% on 3-point shots while they are 25th in the NBA in points per game allowed (118.2).
The last time they took the court, the Heat took home the win by a final score of 116-111 when they faced the Pacers. The Heat snagged 33 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 48 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while earning 7 steals in this matchup. The Pacers earned 25 personal fouls in this contest which took the Heat to the free throw line for 39 tries. They were able to knock down 36 of the free throw tries for a rate of 92.3%. In regard to three-point attempts, Miami converted 6 of their 19 tries (31.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Heat went 37 out of 79 from the field which had them shooting 46.8%. The Heat allowed the Pacers to knock down 38 of their 78 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 48.7% in this matchup. They finished 45.5% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 15 of 33 and finished the contest at 20 out of 28 at the free throw line (71.4%). When it comes to rebounds, Miami allowed Indiana to pull down 31 overall (5 on the offensive glass).
Bam Adebayo ended up being a factor for the Heat for the contest. He converted 12 out of 16 for the matchup for a rate of 75.0%, and had 9 rebounds. Adebayo earned 38 points in his 37 mins on the court and earned 3 dimes in the game.
Miami has a mark of 30-25 for the season. As an offense, the Heat are shooting 45.3% from the field, which has them ranked 29th in basketball. Miami has totaled 5,975 points this year (108.6 per game) and they grab 41.4 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 23.5 times per game (23rd in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.3 times per contest. The Heat are committing 18.8 personal fouls per contest while shooting 82.5% from the free throw line.
The Heat are ranked 2nd in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 108.4. They are able to force 16.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.7% from the floor (20th in basketball). The Miami defense allows 36.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (727 of 1,981) and their opposition makes 76.9% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 25.1 assists and 42.2 total rebounds per game, which is 12th and 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston
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