Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards - 3/10/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (38-28) at Miami Heat (35-31)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm (American Airlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CNSW, SUN
The Washington Wizards and Miami Heat meet Saturday in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena.
The Washington Wizards look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 107.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while Otto Porter Jr. is averaging 15 points and 6.5 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won five straight road games.
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The Miami Heat look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Miami Heat are averaging 102 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 17.2 points and 4.9 assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 14.3 points and 11.8 rebounds. Dwyane Wade is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won six of their last seven home games.
The Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Heat are 19-7-3 ATS in their last 29 vs. Eastern Conference, 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-1-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Wizards are 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings, the underdog is 6-0-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the road team is 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Miami Heat looks like a more consistent and confident basketball team since the addition of Wade, as they're shooting over 47 percent in their last five games and finding ways to finish the second half rather than fall apart. The Washington Wizards are on the end of a back to back and have had issues on the defensive end lately, allowing 105.2 points in their last five games heading into Friday's game. Let's also not forget that the Heat did just take the Wizards to overtime on the road a couple of days ago. Give me the Heat at home.