Free NBA Picks Today: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat 11/20/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat 11/20/22
Sun 20th November 2022

The Miami Heat (7-9, 1-5 Away) will try to slow down one of the league’s top scoring teams when they are on the road to face the Cleveland Cavaliers (9-6, 5-1 Home) on Sunday. Miami was narrowly defeated by the Washington Wizards 107-106 in overtime at Capital One Arena on Friday, their fifth consecutive loss away from home.

With 24 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds, Kyle Lowry had a standout performance in the loss. The Heat are 10th in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland found victory on Friday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, beating the Charlotte Hornets 132-122 in double overtime. Darius Garland had 41 points, six assists, and five steals to lead the team. The Cavaliers are fourth in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the first time this season. Cleveland won two out of three games between the teams last season, although Miami triumphed 117-105 in the last meeting at FTX Arena on March 11. Bam Adebayo led the Heat with 30 points and 17 rebounds. Garland had 24 points in the losing effort.

The Heat have been led this season by Jimmy Butler and Adebayo, who are averaging 20.9 and 19.1 points per game, respectively. Both are among the league’s top scorers, as Butler is No. 1 and Adebayo is first. Adebayo also has grabbed 9.1 rebounds per game, most in the league.

Meanwhile, Lowry is dishing 6.1 assists per game. Donovan Mitchell (31.2 ppg) has been the primary provider of the Cavs’ offense. He has the No. 1 scoring average in the league. Mitchell also has recorded 5.8 assists per game, most in the NBA. Jarrett Allen has posted 11.5 rebounds per game.

The Cavaliers are averaging 115.9 points per game, ranking as one of the highest-scoring offenses in the league (4th). The teams have split their last 10 meetings at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (5-5).Miami is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +1.3 (111.7-110.4). Cleveland has also split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 115.3 points per game on average while allowing 112.5 (+2.8 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Bam Adebayo: 24.0 | 19.1 | +4.9
Rebounds per game:
Bam Adebayo: 13.0 | 9.1 | +3.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Dean Wade: 5.0 | 11.5 | -6.5
Rebounds per game:
Evan Mobley: 11.4 | 8.2 | +3.2

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