Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat Prediction, 2/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+5)
The Washington Wizards (4-12) travel to AmericanAirlines Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Miami Heat (7-13). The spread on this game has Miami as 5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 228.
The Washington Wizards played the Brooklyn Nets and notched a win by a score of 149-146 in their last contest. Washington ended the game with a 51.9% field goal percentage (56 of 108) and knocked down 12 of 39 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Wizards knocked down 25 of 32 shots for a rate of 78.1%. In reference to rebounding, they earned 39 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 24 assists in this game as well as getting 10 steals and 2 rejections. In reference to defending, Washington let their opponent shoot 56.8% from the field on 50 out of 88 shooting. Brooklyn doled out 33 assists and had 6 steals in this game. On top of that, the Nets collected 45 rebounds (7 offensive, 38 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Brooklyn finished the contest at 81.8% when shooting free throws by making 27 of 33 tries. They also converted 19 of 36 tries from distance.
Russell Westbrook is a guy who was a contributor in the game. He scored 41 points on 16 of 28 shooting. He played 34:36 mins and pulled down 10 rebounds. Westbrook finished 57.1% from the floor and also dished out 8 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Wizards was Bradley Beal. He pulled down 6 rebounds and also had 4 assists. He went 56.5% from the field in the game by connecting on 13-of-23 (37 points). When the final whistle blew, Beal was on the court for 37:36 minutes.
Washington heads into this one with a record of 4-12 on the year. They turn it over 13.4 times per contest and as a team are committing 23.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Washington is snagging 43.4 rebounds per contest and has racked up 408 assists this season, which ranks 29th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Wizards are connecting on 35.9% on three-point attempts (194 of 541) and 75.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 116.8 pts per game (3rd in basketball) while shooting 46.1% from the field. On defense, the Wizards are able to force 15.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.7 personal fouls. The Wizards defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 49.1% (242 of 347) and they concede 46.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 2nd in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 394 surrendered on the campaign. They relinquish 38.8% from 3-point land and they are ranked 30th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (121.8).
For their last game, the Miami Heat went home defeated by a final of 129-121 against the Charlotte Hornets. The Heat were able to corral 38 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 48 in the matchup. They rejected 7 tries while earning 8 steals for the matchup. The Hornets were called for 22 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Heat to the free throw line for a total of 25 tries. They were able to make 16 of them for a percentage of 64.0%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, Miami knocked down 19 out of 46 tries (41.3%). In all, the Heat ended up shooting 43 out of 91 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.3%. The Heat allowed the Hornets to bury 43 out of 95 attempts from the field which left them shooting 45.3% in this matchup. They finished shooting 51.2% from behind the 3-point line by going 21 of 41 and finished the game at 22 of 26 from the free throw line (84.6%). Regarding team rebounding, Miami allowed Charlotte to pull down 44 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Jimmy Butler pitched in for the Heat in this matchup. He made 9 out of 17 for this contest for a field goal rate of 52.9%, which had him finishing with 25 points. Butler pulled down 9 boards in his 37:14 mins of time on the hardwood and had 5 assists in the matchup. Another guy that played a role for Miami was Bam Adebayo. He was able to score 23 points in 38:56 minutes on the hardwood via 10 out of 15 from the floor in this contest. Adebayo finished going 66.7% from the field and also earning 2 assists and 9 rebounds.
Miami has a mark of 7-13 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Heat are hitting on 46.8% from the field, which is 11th in basketball. Miami has totaled 2,137 pts so far this season (106.9 per contest) and they pull in 41.5 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 25.8 times per contest (10th in the league) and they cough up possession 17.2 times per game. The Heat are committing 20.1 fouls every game and they shoot 77.6% from the free throw line. The Heat are ranked 19th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 112.3. They have conceded 25.6 dimes and 44.1 boards every game, which has them ranked 23rd and 11th in the league. The Miami defense concedes 38.3% on 3-pointers (316 of 825) and their opponents are converting on 78.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 15.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.3% from the floor (11th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (+5)
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