Heat face Wizards: NBA odds preview
Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards Odds
Miami pays a visit to Washington on Tuesday, hoping to send the Wizards to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Verizon Center.
Supporters of the Heat have seen them go 12-3 and 7-8 ATS so far this season, while the Wizards are at 1-13 and 6-8 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Wizards are 7-7, while the Heat are 8-7.
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Wizards installed as 10.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 198.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wizards at No. 24 and the Heat at No. 7 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 103-89 result in favor of the Heat.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 30-ranked offense (89.4 PPG) against a Heat defense that ranks No. 20 at 99.5 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 40.3% from the field per game, less than the Heat have managed so far this season (49.5% on average).
Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.3 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Miami was a 102-89 winner at home against the Nets. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (191) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Miami got 34 points from Dwyane Wade en route to a 102-89 victory over Brooklyn on Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Washington lost its last outing, a 108-87 result against the Knicks on November 30. The Wizards failed to cover in that game as a 12-point underdog, while the 195 combined points took the game OVER the total. Washington was run off the court by the Knicks on Friday as New York blasted them 108-87 at Madison Square Garden.
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing New York are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9
A few Heat at Wizards trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
Miami is 17-3-1 ATS in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Washington
Miami is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games at home
Miami home to New York, Thursday, December 6
Washington at Atlanta, Friday, December 7