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April 26, 8:00 PM | Verizon Center

Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards Odds

46-19TEAM RECORD19-46

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Heat travelling to Washington Thursday to face the Wizards on Thursday.

Washington battles the Heat, currently with a 46-19 mark (32-33 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 28-37 for the Wizards and 25-38-2 for the Heat.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wizards at No. 26 and the Heat at No. 4 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-90 result in favor of the Heat.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 21-rated squad against Miami's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 25 in the league with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 5.6 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Heat own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 95.2 points per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in home scoring.

The Heat were a 78-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (144) made winners of UNDER bettors. Miami got 12 points from Dexter Pittman but lost anyway 78-66 against the Celtics on Tuesday at TD Garden.

The Wizards were a 96-85 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. John Wall scored 21 points and added 13 assists for a double-double, leading Washington over Cleveland, 96-85, on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Heat at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games at home
Washington is 7-13-1 ATS in its last 21 games at home

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