Prediction and Analysis: Heat vs Thunder Mar 08, 2024

Prediction and Analysis: Heat vs Thunder Mar 08, 2024

March 8, 2024


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At Paycom Center on March 8, the Oklahoma City Thunder (43-19) will attempt to defeat the Miami Heat (35-26). Get more basketball analysis about this matchup from this article.


Heat Analysis: Tyler Herro is doubtful for this game

Prior to their season opener, the Miami Heat had defeated the Thunder 6 times in a row. This ought to provide additional inspiration for them to resume their successful strategies. The Mavericks defeated Erik Spolestra’s team 114-108 in Dallas, Texas, the first game of a planned back-to-back. Prior to the shock, they had won 2 straight games. Since the beginning of February, Miami has won 11 out of 15 games and is in excellent form. Their record thus far is 35–27. They wouldn’t want to be in the play-in spots if they were to suffer another loss here. Due to a shoulder injury, Josh Richardson is out for the whole season; Tyler Herro and Kevin Love are doubtful. In their last games, the Heat’s scoring has improved.


Thunder Analysis: Coming off a close win

Oklahoma City scores 121.0 points a game on average, which ranks 2nd in the NBA. With a 50.1 field goal shooting % and a 39.5 three-point shooting percentage, the Thunder lead the NBA. At 113.4 points per game, Oklahoma City’s defense ranks 13th in terms of points allowed. In the NBA, the Thunder’s defense of opponents’ shooting percentages is 3rd-best at 45.3% overall and 14th-best at 36.4% from three-point range. With an average of 31.1 points per game and 6.5 assists per game, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the Thunder in both scoring and assists per game. The 2nd-leading scorer, Jalen Williams, averages 19.3 points per game. Three additional players in Oklahoma City score double figures on average.

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Miami Heat vs Oklahoma Thunder Game Information

    1. Date: 03/08/2024
    2. Time: 08:10 PM ET
    3. Location: Paycom Center
    4. How to Watch Heat vs Thunder: TNT
    5. Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


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