Wednesday, April 12, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Washington Wizards travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 4 point favorites.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 49-32. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 109.3 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 40-41. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 102.1, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 41-39-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 49-31-1 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 49-32-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 37-44-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
04/11/17 PG John Wall Quad "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
04/10/17 C Ian Mahinmi Calf left last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
04/10/17 F Otto Porter Back "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
Key Miami Heat Injuries
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
04/10/17 G Dion Waiters Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
04/10/17 F Josh McRoberts Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
04/10/17 F Luke Babbitt Hip "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. John Wall averages 23.1 points per game in 36.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.7 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
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Hassan Whiteside averages 16.9 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 14.1 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Goran Dragic averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 109.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.93 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 103.1 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.98 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 20th with 13.4 per game. The Heat allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Heat force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 111.2 and a defensive rating of 109.3. In terms of pace they average 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Heat rating on offense is 107.7 and they have a defensive rating of 106.7. They get 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami +4
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