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Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat Prediction 3-31-24 Picks

Miami Heat (40-33) vs. Washington Wizards (14-60)
March 31, 2024 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Wizards +10.5; Over/Under: +219.5
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The Miami Heat and Washington Wizards meet Sunday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Heat vs Wizards prediction.

Miami Heat Betting Preview

The Miami Heat recently lost to the Warriors, while beating the Cavaliers and Trail Blazers. The Miami Heat are averaging 109.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 47 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Tyler Herro is averaging 20.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Terry Rozier is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.

Washington Wizards Betting Preview

The Washington Wizards recently beat the Bulls while losing to the Nets and Pistons. The Washington Wizards are averaging 113.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 123 points on 49.7 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 22.3 points and 6.6 rebounds, while Jordan Poole is averaging 16.9 points and 4 assists. Deni Avdija is the third double-digit scorer, and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game.

Washington Wizards Team Facts

  • The Wizards have lost each of their last eight home games against Eastern Conference opponents that held a winning record.
  • The underdogs have covered the spread in each of the Wizards’ last five games.
  • Nine of the Wizards’ last 10 home night games following a home loss have gone UNDER the total points line.

Miami Heat Team Facts

  • The Heat have won eight of their last nine games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Heat have failed to cover the spread in each of their last six games following a win.
  • Each of the Heat’s last seven games as road favorites have gone UNDER the total points line.

Heat vs Wizards prediction

I don’t want to get behind the Wizards as much as the next guy, as they’ve thrown in the towel a while ago and have failed to cover 7 of their last 10 games. However, the Heat have a reputation of playing down to their competition, and they lost to the Wizards earlier this month as double-digit underdogs. Yes, the Heat just beat the Trail Blazers by 60 points, but if anything that creates a letdown spot here. The rival Knicks on deck for the Heat as well. This feels like a sluggish game where the Heat win, but it’s closer than it should be. Give me the home dog.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Washington Wizards +10.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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