Miami Heat (6-8) at Washington Wizards (9-5)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Capitol One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards -5 -- Over/Under: 210.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Miami Heat and Washington Wizards meet Friday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Miami Heat could use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Miami Heat are averaging 101.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 19.9 points and 4.6 assists while Dion Waiters is averaging 16.6 points and three rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and James Johnson is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have split their last six road games.
The Washington Wizards hope to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 110.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.9 points and 4.9 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 20.8 points and 9.4 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing six rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won five of their last eight home games.
The Heat are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 4-10-2 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Wizards are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 Friday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Heat are 22-8-1 ATS in the last 31 meetings in Washington, road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
It's tough to beat the same team twice within a couple of days, but the Wizards dominated the Heat on Wednesday night whenever the starters were on the court. The only time Miami was able to make it a game was when Wall and Beal were off the floor, which is typical for the thin Wizards. Bottom line is the Heat are playing a lot like the team from the first half last year and there's no signs of things turning around. I'll eat the reasonable line with Washington.