Washington Wizards at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Washington Wizards travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 1.5 point favorites.
The Wizards have a record of 2-8. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -10.3 as they average 110.2 points per game while giving up 120.5 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 5-5 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 111.5 points per game and surrender 110.1, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 2-8-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 7-3-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/08/18 G Dwyane Wade Personal is downgraded to out Friday vs Indiana
11/08/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is questionable Friday vs Indiana
11/07/18 F James Johnson Hernia is questionable Friday vs Indiana
10/11/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 21.5 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Bradley Beal averages 22.6 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Goran Dragic averages 18.1 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Josh Richardson averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 110.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 120.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 27.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 10th in the league with 111.5 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 50.0 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 22.4. The Heat are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Heat surrender 110.1 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.0 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game.
The Wizards are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 116.1 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 22nd. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Washington is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Miami is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Heat are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 107.6, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 12th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 20th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -1.5
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