Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat - 11/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (3-8) at Washington Wizards (3-8)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat and Washington Wizards clash Saturday night in NBA action at the Verizon Center.
The Miami Heat look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season to climb out of a rough 3-8 hole. The Miami Heat are averaging 94.5 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 95.3 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Hassan Whiteside is averaging 17.6 points and 16 rebounds while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.3 points and 5.6 assists. Tyler Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Dion Waiters is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost three straight road games.
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The Washington Wizards also look for back-to-back wins for the first time to rebound from a 3-8 start. The Washington Wizards are averaging 101.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 46 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 22.9 points and 8.3 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 15.8 points and 2.1 rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last six home games.
The Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The Wizards are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. The Heat are 20-8-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings in Washington and the over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
I'm not sure the Wizards deserve to be laying chalk against anybody, as Washington simply isn't a good basketball team. The Heat have lost to many playoff teams, which explains their record and Dragic is back in the lineup. This is more a fade from the Wizards as you're a fool to eat chalk with this team. I'll take the Heat and the points if forced to pick.