Washington Wizards (10-7) vs. Miami Heat (7-11)
November 23, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Heat -2; Over/Under: +211.5
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The Washington Wizards and Miami Heat meet Wednesday in NBA action at the FTX Arena. The Washington Wizards have won 6 of their last 7 games. The Miami Heat have lost 4 straight games.
The Washington Wizards are averaging 108.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 21.9 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 21 points and 2.5 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer, and Rui Hachimura is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat are averaging 110.3 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.9 points and 6.6 rebounds, while Tyler Herro is averaging 19.6 points and 6.4 rebounds. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Max Strus is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 86.7 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 Wednesday games and 16-37-1 ATS in their last 54 games playing on 2 days rest. The Heat are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 home games and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Wizards last 8 road games. The over is 4-0 in Heat last 4 home games. The Wizards are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Miami.
The Miami Heat are still dealing with a million injuries, but they’re back home where they play their best ball, and they almost bat the Wizards on the road last week in a similar situation. The Washington Wizards have issues stringing wins together, and they actually lose in the favorite role by an average of 0.9 points. I’ll side with the Heat in this spot.