Washington Wizards at Miami Heat - 2/3/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Miami Heat (7-13) vs Washington Wizards (4-13)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
Betting Odds: Miami Heat -8 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Wizards and Miami Heat meet Wednesday in NBA action at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 116.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 121.8 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 34.9 points and 5.1 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 20.9 points and 9.5 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Miami Heat are averaging 106.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.1 points and 9.3 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 18.8 points and 5.6 assists. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Goran Dragic is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Heat are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Miami and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I don't want to back the Washington Wizards as much as the next guy, especially on the end of a back to back. However, the Heat look like garbage right now and just blew a 10 point lead in three minutes against the Hornets. The Heat don't defend the three and they're not scoring a whole lot. Until the Heat prove they have flipped the switch, I'm not trying to make excuses for them or lay big chalk. It's Wizards and the points or pass for me.