Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards - 12/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (8-10) at Miami Heat (12-6)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat play host to the Washington Wizards tonight at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Heat have won three of their last four and will be going for a third straight win after blowing past the Cavaliers in a 99-84 blowout on Saturday. Dwyane Wade and Tyler Johnson led the team in scoring with 19 points each, Goran Dragic added 17 points while Chris Bosh added 14 as the Heat shot a healthy 54.4 percent from the field. Defensively, the Heat held the Cavaliers to just 36.5 percent shooting but to be fair, the Cavs were always likely to struggle with LeBron James rested for the game. With the win, Miami improves to 12-6 on the season and 10-3 at home.
Meanwhile, the Wizards have lost six of their last eight overall and were beaten by the Mavericks by 116-104 last night. John Wall led the team with 28 points, 10 assists and five steals, Bradley Beal added 21 points while Gary Neal had 18 but the Wizards faded in the second half where they were outscored by 61-46. Defensively, the Wizards allowed the Mavs to shoot 50 percent from the field and 16 of 31 from the 3-point line and they're actually allowing an average of 110 points in their last three games. To make matters worse, Wall banged knees during the game and had to be carried off the court, leaving his status for tonight's game up in the air.
In ATS trends, the Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against a team above .600, while the Heat are 13-36-2 ATS in their last 51 games following a win and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games following a win of more than 10 points.
Head to head, the Wizards are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings in Miami and the over is 5-0 in the last five meetings.
The Heat have been in fine form lately and should have little problem against an inconsistent Wizards team coming off a tough loss just last night.