Heat vs. Wizards - 2/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (25-28) at Miami Heat (29-24)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -1.5 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
TV: CNSW, SUN
The Washington Wizards and Miami Heat meet Saturday night at the American Airlines Arena.
The Washington Wizards look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 102.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 20 points and 9.9 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 18.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 9.9 rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. is dishing 1.9 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last 10 road games.
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The Miami Heat look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 96.3 points on 44 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.7 points and 4.7 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 12.2 points and 5.3 assists. Luol Deng is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Justise Winslow is dishing 1.3 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost four of their last five home games.
The Wizards are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southeast. The Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southeast. The Wizards are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Miami.
The Heat are the better team here and should have Wade back in the lineup. The Wizards are just way too inconsistent to trust, especially on the end of a back to back. I'll take the home team by a bucket with high confidence.