Wizards vs. Heat Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Heat are a 1-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 211 points.
Washington comes into play with an 8-5 overall record and 7-6 ATS after a 110-92 home win over the Kings. Miami is 6-7 overall and 4-7-2 ATS following a 112-103 loss at the Pistons. The Heat won all four meetings straight up last season and went 3-1 ATS. The over went 3-1.
The Wizards were led by John Wall with 21 points and nine assists in the victory over Sacramento. Marcin Gortat had 18 points and seven rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. put in 15 points and pulled down seven boards, while Mike Scott also scored 15 off the bench. Washington outscored the Kings 54-41 in the second half.
Hassan Whiteside paced Miami with 20 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots in the defeat at Detroit. Goran Dragic accounted for 18 points, seven assists and four rebounds. Dion Waiters added 16 points, five assists and three steals. The Heat were outscored 57-45 in the second half.
Washington is 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings. The over is 6-0 in the last six meetings in Miami.
The Wizards have all sorts of struggles recently against Miami, which is a factor in the Heat being favored by a point along with the homecourt advantage. Miami played its last six games on the road, going 3-3. A return home will help give the Heat an extra boost to notch this win.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT -1