Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.
The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 23-18 and a road record of 8-10. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 96.4 points per game while giving up 95.5 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 19-21 and a home record of 9-13. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of -2.2.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Chris Bosh averages 18.8 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
John Wall averages 20 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 9.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 19.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Miami averages 96.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.1 per game. The Heat allow 95.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Washington averages 102.1 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 48.6 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 18th with 14.8 per game. The Wizards allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Wizards force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 20-20-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 14-27-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 21-19-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 23-16-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/28/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee out indefinitely
01/19/16 F Chris Andersen Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Milwaukee
01/19/16 F/C Jarnell Stokes Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Milwaukee
01/18/16 G Gerald Green Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Milwaukee
01/18/16 G Beno Udrih Neck "?" Tuesday vs. Milwaukee
01/13/16 G Goran Dragic Calf out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/23/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
01/18/16 F Drew Gooden Calf "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
01/18/16 F Kris Humphries Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
01/18/16 F Otto Porter Hip "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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