Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 1/9/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-2.5)
Capital One Arena is the site where and the Washington Wizards (2-6) will take on the Miami Heat (3-4) on Saturday. Miami opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 226.
The Miami Heat played the Boston Celtics and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 107-105 in their last game. Miami wrapped up the contest having earned a 43.2% field goal percentage (35 of 81) and converted 13 of their 36 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Heat knocked down 22 of their 26 shots for a percentage of 84.6%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned 42 with 6 of them being offensive. They also distributed 26 dimes in the matchup as well as earning 2 steals and 7 blocked shots. With respect to defense, Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 42.4% from the field on 42 of 99 shooting. Boston dished out 22 dimes and had 7 steals for this game. Additionally, the Celtics had 53 rebounds (16 offensive, 37 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Boston finished the game shooting 91.7% when shooting free throws by converting 11 of 12 tries. They made 12 out of their 35 shots from distance.
Jimmy Butler is one guy who was a factor in the game. He recorded 26 points on 9 out of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33:08 mins and collected 8 boards. Butler shot 47.4% from the field and earned 3 assists. Another guy that was a contributor in this game for the Heat was Duncan Robinson. He totaled 6 boards and also had 2 assists. He finished 45.5% from the floor for the contest by going 5-of-11 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, Robinson played 31:09 minutes.
Miami steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 3-4 for the season. The Heat are shooting 36.0% on three-point shots (85 of 236) and 76.6% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 105.7 pts per contest (26th in the NBA) while hitting 47.8% from the floor. They are giving up possession 17.7 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Miami is pulling in 41.4 boards per contest and has accounted for 182 assists on the season, which has them ranked 22nd in basketball in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Heat are able to force 15.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.3 fouls. They are surrendering 37.1% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 8th in the league in PPG from their opponents (107.6). The Heat are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.3% (109 of 149) and they surrender 44.9 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 2nd in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 159 surrendered on the campaign.
For their last game, the Washington Wizards went home defeated by a final of 141-136 against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Wizards were able to pull down 26 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 35 for the matchup. They also turned away 2 shots while recording 9 steals in the matchup. The 76ers committed 21 personal fouls in this contest which took the Wizards to the charity stripe for 35 attempts. They were able to bury 26 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 74.3%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Washington converted 16 out of their 37 tries (43.2%). When the game finished, the Wizards finished the game shooting 47 out of 94 from the floor which had them at 50.0%. The Wizards permitted the 76ers to convert 50 of their 81 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 61.7% in this game. They finished the game shooting 62.1% from 3-point land by connecting on 18 out of 29 and ended up going 23 of 33 at the free throw line (69.7%). In reference to attacking the glass, Washington permitted Philadelphia to collect 35 in all (1 offensive).
Bradley Beal ended up being a factor for the Wizards for this game. He made 20 out of 35 in the game for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, which had him finishing with 60 points. Beal grabbed 7 boards in his 38:15 minutes of time on the court and added 5 assists for this contest. An additional guy that was important for Washington was Russell Westbrook. He was able to score 20 points in his 38:57 mins played by going 8 of 18 from the floor in this matchup. Westbrook wrapped this one up going 44.4% from the floor in addition to totaling 12 assists and 8 total rebounds.
Washington has a mark of 2-6 for the campaign. The Wizards are committing 25.0 personal fouls every game and they go 74.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 28.0 times per contest (2nd in the league) and they turn it over 14.8 times per game. Washington has accumulated 966 points for the season (120.8 per contest) and they collect 42.6 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Wizards are hitting on 47.8% from the floor, which is ranked 7th in the league. The Wizards on the defensive side of the court are 30th in the NBA in points given up per game with 122.9. They have relinquished 25.1 assists and 44.5 total boards per game, ranking them 19th and 15th in basketball. The Washington defense surrenders 40.3% on three-point shots (102 of 253) and opponents are making 79.1% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 16.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 49.7% from the floor (28th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (+2.5) and over 226 points
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