Heat vs Wizards Prediction NBA Picks 2/2/24

Washington Wizards (9-38) vs Miami Heat (25-23)

Game Info: Friday, February 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Wizards +8.5 -- Over/Under: 232.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Miami Heat and the Washington Wizards collide at the Capital One Arena on Friday night. Here’s a Heat vs Wizards Prediction.

Miami Heat

The Miami Heat have been in poor form lately, but they will be feeling much better after arresting a seven-game losing streak with a 115-106 home win over the Kings on Wednesday. Jimmy Butler led the team with 31 points, seven rebounds and six assists on 10 of 14 shooting, Josh Richardson added 24 points off the bench, Bam Adebayo tallied 16 points with 11 rebounds and four assists while Tyler Herro chipped in with 14 points and eight assists. As a team, the Heat shot 50 percent from the field and 13 of 28 from the 3-point line as they got off to a quick start to take an early 18-point lead in the second quarter, before they held off a late rally from the Kings to escape with the much-needed home win. Terry Rozier finished with 10 assists but shot just one of eight from the field for to score just three points.

Miami Heat Player Facts

  • Bam Adebayo ranks 3rd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.6) this season.
  • Tyler Herro ranks 7th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.3) this season.

Washington Wizards

Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have been in a real funk as they've lost seven of their last nine games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back here after getting routed by the Clippers in a 125-109 loss on Wednesday. Kyle Kuzma led the team with 27 points on 11 of 22 shooting, Bilal Coulibaly added 19 points while Corey Kispert chipped in with 16 points off the bench. As a team, the Wizards shot 46 percent from the field and nine of 29 from the 3-point line as they showed plenty of fight to hang with the Clippers in the first half, only to get completely blown out by 40-19 in the third quarter to trail by as many as 29 points.

Washington Wizards Player Facts

  • Tyus Jones ranks 1st amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (7.2) this season.
  • Kyle Kuzma ranks T14th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (22.0) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (124.0).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (30.0).
  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.4).
  • The Heat rank 29th in the league for field goals made per game this season (39.4).

Heat vs Wizards Prediction

The Heat could again be missing Duncan Robinson while the Wizards are keeping eyes on Marvin Bagley, Jordan Poole and Landry Shamet who are all questionable. The Heat were really struggling before their win over the Kings on Wednesday, but you always knew they would turn things around sooner or later. Meanwhile, the Wizards have continued to struggle this season and they didn't look like they had a chance in their last loss. The line is a little hefty, but I'm comfortable laying the line with an injury cloud hanging over the Wizards in this one.

Peter’s Pick Washington +8.5

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