Wizards vs. Heat Pick
503 Washington Wizards at 504 Miami Heat, 7:30PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Heat are listed as a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 206 points.
Miami opened as a 1.5-point favorite before the line jumped, while the total has remained at 206. The Heat are a 5-point fave at all offshore books, while they can be found as a 4.5-point favorite at certain Las Vegas books. The total is 206 at most spots, but can be bet at 206.5 if you shop around.
As of Saturday afternoon, 51 percent of public bets are siding with the Wizards. Online wager info also states that 56 percent of bets are coming in on the over.
INJURY TO WATCH
Wizards point guard John Wall is out until late March as he recovers from knee surgery. For the Heat, the lone injury on their report is to Dion Waiters as he is out for the season following foot surgery in January.
Washington is coming off a back-to-back as it was impressive last night in a 116-97 win at the Pelicans, benefiting from Anthony Davis missing the game with a sprained ankle. It ended the Pelicans' 10-game winning streak. The Wizards have won two in a row including a 117-113 home overtime victory over the Heat. Prior to that game which took an extra five minutes to reach the total score, these two squads had played a pair of contests this season that stayed under the total. The Wizards will find baskets much tougher tonight against the defensive-minded Heat, while the slow tempo of Miami should limit possessions enough to keep the total under. It seems a few points too high. Take advantage.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: WIZARDS/HEAT UNDER 206