Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat - 3/6/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat - 3/6/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat (34-30) at Washington Wizards (36-28)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Capitol One Arena)

The Line: Washington Wizards -5 -- Over/Under: 204 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Miami Heat and Washington Wizards meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The Miami Heat look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Miami Heat are averaging 101.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 17.4 points and 4.9 assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 13.9 points and 12 rebounds. Josh Richardson is the third double-digit scorer and Dwyane Wade is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost six straight road games.

The Washington Wizards could use a win here after losing four of their last six games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 107 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.4 points and 4.5 rebounds while Otto Porter Jr. is averaging 15.1 points and 6.5 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost five of their last six home games.

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The Heat are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wizards are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Heat are 23-8-1 ATS in the last 32 meetings in Washington, 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Miami Heat are on the end of a back to back, but that doesn't mean much considering they blew out the Phoenix Suns and none of their starters played more than 26 minutes. The Heat are quietly playing consistent basketball since the return of Dwyane Wade, as it seems to have added some calmness to this young roster and allows guys to play with a little more swagger. The Washington Wizards have cooled off rather quickly in their last six games or so and actually have an even point differential in their last five games. I like the value of the points here, as this is a game the Heat, who are fighting for playoff position, can win outright. 

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Randy’s Pick Miami Heat +5

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