Free NBA Pick: Heat vs Wizards Lines
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(3-8) Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards (3-8)
Date: Saturday November 19
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue:Verizon Center, Washington DC
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Wizards -4
NBA Betting Total: 199.5
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This Eastern conference showdown features two teams struggling to get out of the bottom of the conference.
The Heat are 1-3 in their last 4 games, while the Wizards are 2-2 in their last 4.
The teams split the season series last year, so this first matchup should be a good one.
With Dwayne Wade leaving town in free agency, and Chris Bosh being deemed medically ineligible to play this season, the Heat have a drastic new look this season.
The team leaders are now Hassan Whiteside and Goran Dragic.
Goran Dragic has had a good start to this season, showcasing his scoring and playmaking abilities on a nightly basis. For the season he is averaging 16 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds per game.
He goes up against John Wall, one of the top young guards in the league, so this should be a really good matchup.
Hassan Whiteside is living up to his mega contract he received in the offseason, averaging 17 points, 16 rebounds, and almost 3 blocks per game. In the last game against the Bucks he had 12 points, 17 rebounds and 7 blocks.
His ability to block shots will be key in this game against big man Marcin Gortat. Look for Whiteside to finish the game with 14 points 16 rebounds and 5 blocks.
With Justice Winslow sidelined with a wrist injury, Dion Waiters has stepped in and been a big scorer for the Heat. In the last game against the Bucks he had a game high 23 points and also chipped in 7 rebounds.
Bradley Beal will be defending him most of the game so look for another 20+ point performance from Waiters.
The Wizards have had a rough start to the season, at 3-8 and last in their division. If the team doesn’t turn it around could a coaching change be in store?
John Wall has put up good numbers for the Wizards this season, but it hasn’t translated to wins. He is averaging 22 points and over 8 assists per game.
The talented All Star is one of the best point guards in the Eastern Conference, and this matchup against Goran Dragic should be good. Look for Wall to get 25 points and 9 assists in this contest.
Bradley Beal came back from a hamstring injury to drop 18 points on the Knicks Thursday night. He was 3-6 from behind the 3 point line and also dished out 5 assists.
If he can keep up with Justice Winslow on the defensive end, he should be able to hit a couple of three’s and finish with 20 points for the game.
Marcin Gortat created headlines last week, calling out the Wizards bench in Saturday’s loss to the Bulls. In the win against the Knicks on Thursday he had 16 points and 8 rebounds on 7-12 shooting.
He faces Hassan Whiteside in this game and it should be a good matchup and I expect Gortat to put up a double double against the dynamic Whiteside.
The Wizards defense has not been good the last 4 games, giving up over 105 points in each contest. The Heat shouldn’t have issues scoring, so look for it to be 5 straight games giving up over 105 points.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- Heat are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games.
- Heat are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
- Wizards are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
- Heat are 20-8-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings in Washington.
Free Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction:
This will be a high scoring matchup, but the Wizards will get the victory.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OVER 199.5
NBA Free Score Prediction: Washington 115 – Miami 111
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