Miami Heat (3-4) at Washington Wizards (2-7)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards +5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Miami Heat and Washington Wizards meet Saturday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Miami Heat need a win here to get back to a .500 record. The Miami Heat are averaging 105.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Bam Adebayo is averaging 18.6 points and eight rebounds while Goran Dragic is averaging 13.9 points and five assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Herro is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards need a win here to rebound from a 2-7 record. The Washington Wizards are averaging 120.8 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 122.9 points on 49.7 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 34.3 points and 5.3 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 20.5 points and 11.8 assists. Thomas Bryant is the third double-digit scorer and Rui Hachimura is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 40.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
The Heat are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and 19-9 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Wizards are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 4-0 in Heat last 4 overall. The over is 4-0 in Wizards last 4 overall. The Heat are 26-9-2 ATS in the last 37 meetings in Washington and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Miami Heat are coming off one of their better performances of the season despite it resulting in a loss, and they have a clear rest advantage here as well. The Washington Wizards are not only on the end of a back to back, but they can't get out of their own way with a defense that can't get stops. Outside of Beal and Westbrook, it's hard to get excited about these Wizards. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Heat on the road.