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Pointspread favors Heat in battle with Wizards

Miami HeatWashington Wizards
Feb 10, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards Odds

19-7TEAM RECORD5-21

Miami travels to Washington on Friday, hoping to boost its 19-7 mark with a victory over the Wizards.

The Wizards sport records of 5-21 and 8-18 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Heat sit at 19-7 and 11-15 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-14 for the Wizards and 13-12-1 for the Heat.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Wizards in this one, they're listed as 12.5-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 199 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Wizards, currently No. 28 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Heat, who rate No. 8 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 104-87 victory for the Heat.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 26-ranked offense (90.1 PPG) against a Heat defense that ranks No. 16 at 95.6 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 42.1% from the field per game, less than the Heat have managed so far this season (48.4% on average).

Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.7 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Miami was a 102-89 loser on the road against the Magic. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (191) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Heat got a terrific 33-point performance from Dwyane Wade but Orlando handed them a 102-89 defeat on Wednesday at Amway Center.

Washington was a 107-93 loser in its last match at home against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 200 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. John Wall went off for 29 points and added 1 rebound but it wasn't enough as New York defeated Washington, 107-93 at Verizon Center.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing New York are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Heat at Wizards trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Miami is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games at home
Washington is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami at Atlanta, Sunday, February 12
Washington at Detroit, Sunday, February 12

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