Saturday, February 20, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Washington Wizards travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 24-28 and a road record of 12-12. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 105.1 per contest. Washington is 7-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 17-16. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Heat have an overall record of 29-24 and a home record of 16-11. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 96 points per game and surrendering 96.3, good for a point differential of -0.3. Miami has a division record of 6-4 and a conference record of 16-15. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 10 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 18.6 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.7 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Goran Dragic averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Washington averages 102.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 48.6 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.5 per game. The Wizards allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Miami averages 96 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Heat allow 96.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Heat force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Wizards average 101.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Wizards have an offensive rating of 104.8 and a defensive rating of 107.2. In terms of pace they average 98 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Heat score 98.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 97.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.4 points per game. The Heat rating on offense is 103.1 and they have a defensive rating of 103.4. They get 92.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 24% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 27-25-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 28-23-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 26-26-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 18-35-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
02/19/16 F Markieff Morris Acquired "?" Friday vs. Detroit
02/19/16 G Alan Anderson Ankle doubtful Friday vs. Detroit
02/19/16 PG Gary Neal Thigh doubtful Friday vs. Detroit
Miami Heat Injuries
02/19/16 G Dwyane Wade Knee "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
02/18/16 C Hassan Whiteside Suspension expected to miss Friday vs. Atlanta
02/17/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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