Washington Wizards at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 11/15/2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Washington Wizards head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 1 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 8-5. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.5 as they are averaging 111.4 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. The Heat have an overall mark of 6-7. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per contest and giving up 103.1, which is a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 4-7-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 6-6-1 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Miami Heat Injuries
10/14/17 G Rodney McGruder Tibia is out indefinitely
John Wall comes into this game averaging 20.3 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 9.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Bradley Beal averages 23.8 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest for Washington. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Goran Dragic has scored 19.8 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game this season for the Heat. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Dion Waiters averages 16.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and 3.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 111.4 points per contest this year, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.46 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 43.5 boards per contest and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 15.8 per game. The Wizards allow 105.9 points per contest which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 21.9 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 25th in the NBA with 101.9 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.15. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.2 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 20.5. The Heat are 7th in turnovers per contest with 16.6. The Heat give up 103.1 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 18.2 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 45.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 7th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Wizards are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Washington is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Miami is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Heat are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 104.3, and their offensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 23rd. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington +1
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