Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat - 12/30/19 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat - 12/30/19 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by

Miami Heat at Washington Wizards

Monday, December 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Capital One Arena)

MIA -9.5 . Total NA

The Miami Heat are on the road for a matchup with the Washington Wizards.  The Heat are (24-8), coming off a 117-116 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.  The Wizards are (9-22), after falling to the New York Knicks, 107-100.

In the Heat win over the 76ers, Miami was guided by Jimmy Butler.  Butler connected on 7 of 21 attempts from the floor, making 11 foul shots, securing 25 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists.  The Heat shot 44% from the floor and 35% from 3-point range.  The two teams were pretty even in most categories throughout the game.  The Heat were able to snag the nail biting win, thanks to making 1 more free throw than Philadelphia.

In the Wizards loss to the Knicks, Washington was led on offense by Jordan McRae.  McRae connected on 7 of 16 attempts, making 2 foul shots, finishing with 20 points.  Wizards shot 34% from the floor and 40% from distance.  Washington was out rebounded, 64 to 59 in the game.   The Wizards forced 22 turnovers, but were still unable to pull out the victory.

Recent Betting Trends:

Heat are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

Heat are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games at Washington.

The over is 9-1 in Heat last 10 games.

Wizards are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.

Wizards are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.

The over is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 games.

The Heat have won 5 in a row, while the Wizards have lost 5 of their last 6 games.  The Wizards have been bitten all year by the injury bug and Bradley Beal has landed on their with a leg injury.  Beal is questionable for the contest.  If Beal is unable to play or isn't 100% the Heat will be able to expose the Wizards even more.  The Heat will win, thanks to Washington's pitiful defense.  Washington ranks 30th in scoring defense.  Final score prediction, Heat will win and cover, 116-105.       

Chris’s Pick MIAMI HEAT -9.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.