Washington Wizards (15-23) vs Miami Heat (18-18 )Date : 01/04/2019
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : American Airlines Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat
The Heat will welcome the Wizards to American Airlines Center as they are coming off a win against the Cavs while the Wizards were able to take down the Hawks. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Washington Wizards's Latest Performance :
The Wizards started off the year off with a win over the Hawks. It was a balanced effort by the Wizards as five players scored in double digits in the win. Leading the way for the Wizards was Beal as he dropped in 24 points on the night. Green chipped in with 22 points as he was able to take advantage of his mismatch against the Hawks. Thomas Bryant continues to have a career year he scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 15 boards. He did almost all of his damage in the first half with 16 points and nine boards. He has consecutive double-doubles for the first time in his career and he’s now hit 30-plus minutes for a career-high three straight games. It is nice to see a player like Bryant taking advantage of the opportunity presented to him with players being injured on the Wizards squad Bryant isn’t going anywhere soon. Tomas Satoransky who is filling for Wall was outstanding posting a near triple-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists. The Wizards will need players like Satoransky to step it up in the absence of their All-Star point guard.
Miami Heat 's Latest Performance :
The Heat will return for a game to host the Wizards, they are 18-18 on the season and 8-11 currently the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference. The Heat welcomed back their shooting guard Dion Waiters who hasn’t played since December 2017 and he made an immediate impact scoring seven points with two rebounds, three assists, and one 3-pointer in 11 minutes. James Johnson returned after missing a game and chipped in with 11 points. Derrick Jones Jr. was also impressive for the Heat as he was able to score 13 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one block, two steals, and three 3-pointers. He looked really comfortable from behind the line in this game it is great to see that his game is starting to evolve he is more than just a dunker. Richardson continues to be the team leading scorer as he finished the game with 24 on the night. It will be interesting to see how he matches up against Bradley Beal two players with a very similar playing style.
How Washington Wizards & Miami Heat Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Heat are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
Wizards are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southeast.
Against The Spread Selection: Miami Heat
My reason for the pick :
The Heat should be able to pick up the win at home over the Wizards as Dion Waiters starting to feel comfortable again in the Heat rotation. Other players on the Heat team feeds off his energy and tend to have a good game as well. For the Wizards, it will be tough for them to win this game since their only real threat on the offensive end is Bradley Beal and once the Heat are able to shut him down the Wizards don’t really have a second option on offense, the NBA is a league no matter how good you are you must have a supporting cast to be successful. Pick the Heat to win at home in this game.
Betting trends for Washington Wizards:
- Wizards are 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Betting trends for Miami Heat :
- Heat are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.