In this duel between two squads fighting for the 8th and final playoff place of the East, the Washington Wizards (30-43), who have won only once in their last 5 games, are hosting the Miami Heat (35-37), who are also looking to bounce back after their latest defeat and maintain the last playoff spot of the conference.

Date/Time: 03-23-2019, 18:00 EDT

Spread: Washington Wizards -2

Total: +221.5

Washington Wizards have a 30-43 record (35-38 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 11th place of the East. They have lost four of their last five matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Nuggets with a 108-113 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Bradley Beal with 26 ppg, adding 5.2 boards and 5.6 dimes per game. He is followed by John Wall with 20.7 ppg and a team high 8.7 dimes per game but he will miss the rest of the season with an injury.

Miami Heat have a 35-37 record (39-33 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 8th place of the East. In their last game they saw a three-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against the Bucks with an 87-116 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Josh Richardson with 16.7 ppg, adding 3.7 boards and 4.1 dimes per game. He is followed by Goran Dragic with 14.6 ppg and 4.2 dimes per game.

Heat lead the Wizards 2-1 wins so far this season, having won the previous road game by one point. Wizards have a 21-15 home record, while the Heat are 18-17 on the road. Wizards are better offensively, scoring 114.3 ppg to Heat’s 105.9 ppg, while Heat are better defensively, allowing 105.9 ppg to Wizards’ 117 ppg. Wizards have a better field goal percentage (47.1% to 45.1%), while the Heat have a better 3-point percentage (35.6% to 34.6%). Wizards better in both dimes made (26.5 to 24.1) and in turnovers committed (13.9 to 14.2), while Heat are better in boards grabbed (46.2 to 41.8). Wizards are the favorite at home and Vegas odds give them a -2 spread and expect them to beat the odds in this game.

Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards Prediction: Washington Wizards -2 (-107)

 

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    My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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