Sunday, January 3, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Sunday, January 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 19-13 and a road record of 5-6. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 97.3 points per game while giving up 95.1 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 15-16 and a home record of 8-8. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 104, good for a point differential of -2.5.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Chris Bosh averages 18.4 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
John Wall averages 19.7 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 9.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Otto Porter averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Miami averages 97.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.9 per game. The Heat allow 95.1 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 4th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Washington averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 22nd with 15.2 per game. The Wizards allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Wizards force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 15-16-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 10-22-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 17-14-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 18-13-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/28/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee out indefinitely
01/02/16 F Justise Winslow Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Washington
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/23/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
12/12/15 G Bradley Beal Leg expected to miss 2-4 weeks
01/02/16 C DeJuan Blair Leg "?" Sunday vs. Miami
01/02/16 F Drew Gooden Calf injured last game, doubtful Sunday vs. Miami
01/02/16 PG Gary Neal Quad "?" Sunday vs. Miami
01/02/16 F Nene Calf doubtful Sunday vs. Miami
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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