Wizards vs Heat predictions 1/22/2020 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Miami -10
Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards (14-28, 3rd in the Southeast Division) travel to American Airlines Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Miami Heat (30-13, 1st in the Southeast Division). Miami opens this game as 10 point favorites. The O/U opens at 222.
The Wizards cover the spread 48.8% of the time, having gone 20-21-1 ATS. Miami covers the spread 61.0% of the time, going 25-16-2 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/22/19 C Moritz Wagner Ankle is out indefinitely
12/17/19 PF Rui Hachimura Groin is out indefinitely
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
01/20/20 SG Jimmy Butler Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
01/13/20 SF Justise Winslow Back is out indefinitely
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 27.2 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Ish Smith averages 11.1 points per game in 26.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Jimmy Butler averages 20.2 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Kendrick Nunn averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 114.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 119.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 25.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 14th in the league with 111.6 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 25.1. The Heat are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Heat surrender 107.9 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game.
The Wizards are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 115.9 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Washington is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league.
Miami is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league. The Heat are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington +10
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