Washington Wizards at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 3/10/2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Washington Wizards head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 1 point favorites.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 37-28. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 107.1 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 35-31. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.0 points per game and surrendering 102.2, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 31-33-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 28-35-2 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 33-28-5 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 29-35-2 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
03/08/18 F Otto Porter Jr. Hip injured last game, is "?" Friday vs New Orleans
01/31/18 PG John Wall Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Key Miami Heat Injuries
01/12/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out for season
Otto Porter comes into this game averaging 15 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Bradley Beal averages 23.5 points per contest in 36.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Goran Dragic has scored 17.2 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game this season for the Heat. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Hassan Whiteside averages 14.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 25.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 11.8 rebounds per game and 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 107.1 points per contest this year, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.57 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 43 boards per contest and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.5 per game. The Wizards allow 105.5 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 21.6 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 28th in the NBA with 102 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.12. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.1 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 22.2. The Heat are 12th in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Heat give up 102.2 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 20.6 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14 per contest this year.
The Wizards are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Washington is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league.
Miami is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Heat are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 24th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington +1
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