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Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic Predictions and Preview for 4/10/2022

Miami Heat takes on Orlando Magic on 4/10/2022 at 07:10 PM.

The Miami Heat and Orlando Magic face off in an important game for both teams. Miami Heat has a record of 53-28 this regular season. Orlando Magic is 21-60 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Miami Heat Team Defense Preview


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They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. A defensive effiency rating of 108.9 would certainly justify such praise. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. Their defensive efforts at keeping offenses from getting to the rim should not go unnoticed. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

Their ability to create live ball turnovers is above average.

Miami Heat Team Offense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 113.7, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that likes to play grinders. They want to execute in half court and frustrate opponents in their offensive half court situations.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .584 which is considered to be above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .547, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .421 of their shots from three point range. They fall right around average in the NBA. They made .379 of their shots from three point range. They are an above average three point shooting team. They made .808 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are an above average Free Throw shooting team.

They successfully retrieved 23.5% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

Orlando Magic Team Defense Preview

You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 112.5, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. Their defensive efforts at keeping offenses from getting to the rim should not go unnoticed. Making the easy shots hard is what this team does to opponents, among the best in the NBA.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Orlando Magic Team Offense Preview


They have a completely dreadful offense that makes announcers try to spin things positively and fans cringe. An offensive effiency rating of 104.2 can certainly do that. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that is basically of average tempo.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .536 which is terrible. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .501, which is terrible. They attempt .415 of their shots from three point range. They fall right around average in the NBA. They made .329 of their shots from three point range. This team is dreadful from beyond the arc, they have shooters, but they need makers. They made .786 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an abysmal offensive rebounding rate of 19.9% this season. Offensive rebounding is not their thing, it should be important. They are socially distancing on the offensive glass!

The Miami Heat Roster

The Players to Watch for Miami Heat

Tyler Herro 6-5 195 SG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Kyle Lowry 6-0 196 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is one of the strongest distributors in the NBA. He will be looking to cut down on his turnovers, better decision-making and more alertness on the offensive end should help. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Duncan Robinson 6-7 215 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He likes to drift out there on offense, he is not very active near the rim. He has a strong tendency to take three point shots. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. In the NBA, he would be considered one of the more passive offensive players and he is almost exclusively a jump shooter. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The Orlando Magic Roster

The Players to Watch for Orlando Magic

Franz Wagner 6-9 225 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Cole Anthony 6-2 185 PG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Wendell Carter Jr. 6-10 270 C

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

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