Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat Prediction, 2/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat
Date: Friday, February 5, 2021
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+7.5)
AmericanAirlines Arena is the venue where and the Miami Heat (7-14) will take on the Washington Wizards (5-13) on Friday. Miami opens this matchup as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 227.5.
The Washington Wizards faced off with the Heat and walked away with a win by a score of 103-100 in their last contest. Washington walked away from the game having earned a 41.7% field goal percentage (35 out of 84) and made 15 out of their 37 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Wizards buried 18 of 25 attempts for a rate of 72.0%. Regarding rebounding, they earned a total of 49 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 20 assists for the game as well as earning 6 steals and 5 blocked shots. With regard to the defense, Washington allowed the other team to go 43.4% from the field on 36 out of 83 shooting. Miami earned 24 assists and had 11 steals for this game. Additionally, the Heat snagged 44 rebounds (9 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Miami went 72.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 16 of their 22 tries. They made 12 of 35 tries from 3-point range.
Bradley Beal is one player who played a role in the game. He recorded 32 points on 11 out of 23 shooting. He played for 38:05 minutes and pulled down 8 rebounds. Beal finished shooting 47.8% from the field and also totaled 4 assists. Another guy that was a factor in this game for the Wizards was Deni Avdija. He pulled down 4 rebounds and totaled 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 55.6% from the field in this contest by connecting on 5-of-9 (13 points). When the game finished, Avdija saw the court for 32:55 min.
Washington will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 5-13 for the year. The Wizards are connecting on 36.4% from downtown (225 of 618) and 75.2% from the charity stripe. They average 116.3 points per contest (4th in the league) while hitting 46.4% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 13.7 times per contest and as a squad they commit 23.0 fouls every game. As a team, Washington is grabbing 43.5 rebounds per contest and has tallied 460 assists for the year, which ranks 26th in the league in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Wizards are able to force 14.8 turnovers every game and they draw 21.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 3rd in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 437 conceded this year. The Wizards defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 48.6% (267 of 387) and they concede 45.9 boards per game as a squad. They concede 39.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 30th in basketball in opponents points per game (121.1).
In their loss to the Wizards, the Heat corralled 35 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 44 for the matchup. They also blocked 2 shots while recording 11 steals for this game. The Wizards committed 17 personal fouls for this contest which took the Heat to the charity stripe for a total of 22 shots. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 72.7%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, Miami converted 12 out of 35 attempts (34.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Heat walked away from this one shooting 36 for 83 from the floor which had them shooting 43.4%. The Heat permitted the Wizards to convert 35 of 84 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.7% in this contest. They shot 40.5% from distance by shooting 15 of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 25 from the free throw line (72.0%). When discussing how they rebounded, Miami allowed Washington to collect 49 overall (14 on the offensive glass).
Tyler Herro ended up being a major contributor for the Heat in the matchup. He made 8 of 15 in this contest for a rate of 53.3%, which had him sitting at 20 points. Herro grabbed 2 boards in his 34:15 minutes of time on the court and totaled 2 dimes in this game. Another guy who came through for Miami was Jimmy Butler. He was able to score 19 points in 37:09 mins played by going 5 of 11 shooting for this contest. Butler ended the game having shot 45.5% from the floor while earning 9 assists and 8 rebounds.
Miami has a record of 7-14 so far this year. The Heat are committing 20.1 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 77.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.7 times per game (10th in the NBA) and they turn it over 17.1 times per game. Miami has accounted for 2,237 points on the year (106.5 per contest) and they pull in 41.6 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Heat are connecting on 46.6% from the field, which is 12th in the league. The Heat are ranked 17th in basketball in points given up per game with 111.9. They are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.2% from the field (8th in the NBA). The Miami defense concedes 38.4% on 3-point attempts (331 of 862) and their opponents are connecting on 77.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 25.3 assists and 44.3 rebounds every game, which is ranked 21st and 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami (-7.5)
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