Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards - 1/22/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Washington Wizards at Miami Heat
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7:30 PM (American Airlines Arena)
MIA -9.5 . Total
The Washington Wizards are on the road for a battle with the Miami Heat. The Wizards are (14-28), coming off a 106-100 win over the Detroit Pistons. The Heat are (30-13), after getting past the Sacramento Kings, 118-113.
In the Wizards win over the Pistons, Washington was led on offense by Bradley Beal. Beal converted on 10 of 21 attempts from the floor, hitting 7 free throws, totaling 29 points and 6 assists. The Wizards shot 51% from the floor and 38% from 3-point range. The Wizards held the Pistons to 43% from the floor. The Wizards allowed 11 offensive rebounds in the win.
In the Heat win over the Kings, Miami was guided on offense by Kendrick Nunn. Nunn was 7 of 17 from the floor, sinking all 8 free throws, registering 25 points and 6 assists. Miami shot over 50% from the floor and 38% from distance. The Heat out shot the Kings from distance, which proved to be the difference in the game. Miami converted 16 times from deep, while allowing Sacramento to make 13.
Recent Betting Trends:
Wizards are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Wizards are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games against Miami.
The under is 5-2 in Wizards last 7 games.
Heat are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games.
Heat are 8-0 SU in their last 8 home games.
The over is 15-5 in Heat last 20 games.
Washington has been poor on the road this season, going 5-17 to this point. Miami has been the opposite at home. The Heat have been the best team in the league at home, posting a 19-1 record to this point. Miami had the best offensive field goal percentage and 3-point percentage when at home, while Washington ranks 30th in scoring defense and 25th in 3-point defense. The Washington offense has been solid, but won't be able to do enough against a top 5 defense in field goal defense. The Heat should have their way against an awful Wizards defense. Final score prediction, Heat will win and cover, 123-109.