Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat - 3/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Miami Heat (40-23) at Washington Wizards (23-39)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards +4.5 -- Over/Under: 231.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Miami Heat and Washington Wizards meet Sunday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Miami Heat look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 112.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.5 points and 6.7 rebounds while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.3 points and 5.1 assists. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Kendrick Nunn is dishing 3.5 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost four straight road games.
The Washington Wizards look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 115.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 120.2 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 30.4 points and 6.1 assists while Davis Bertans is averaging 15.1 points and 4.6 rebounds. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last six home games.
The Heat are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games. The over is 8-2 in Heat last 10 overall. The over is 6-1 in Wizards last 7 Sunday games. The Heat are 25-9-2 ATS in the last 36 meetings in Washington and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Miami Heat have been absolutely brutal on the road this season and lost outright as 11-point favorites in their last trip to Washington in December. With that said, the Washington Wizards simply aren't a team I'm putting money on, as this team is just terrible defensively, which includes allowing 51.6 percent shooting from the field and 42 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. Even knowing the Heats issues on the road, I'm still laying the reasonable number and hoping they come through.