Heat at Wizards - 1/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (23-18) at Washington Wizards (19-21)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -3 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, CSNB
The Miami Heat and Washington Wizards play Wednesday night at the Verizon Center.
The Miami Heat need a feel good victory after losing five of their last six games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 95.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Chris Bosh is averaging 18.8 points and 7.9 rebounds while Dwayne Wade is averaging 18.5 points and 4.6 assists. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.3 rebounds and Tyler Johnson is dishing 2.1 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.3 turnovers per game. The Miami Heat have split their last 10 road games.
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The Washington Wizards look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 102.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 20 points and 9.7 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 19.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 9.9 rebounds and Gary Neal is dishing 1.3 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.1 turnovers per game. The Washington Wizards have lost six of their last eight home games. Drew Gooden, Otto Porter and Kris Humphries are out.
The Heat are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Wizards are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. The Heat are 20-7-1 ATS in the last 28 meetings in Washington.
The Heat are banged up and playing on the end of a back to back. Meanwhile, the Wizards have their backcourt healthy and should be ready to make a run. I'll take Washington and lay the bucket against a Heat team that's really struggling.