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Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards 3/8/2020 Spread Picks and Previews

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Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards 3-8-2020 Spread Picks and Previews

Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards 3/8/2020 – The Miami Heat visit the Washington Wizards Sunday with NBA online picking the South Beach squad to prevail. Miami wants to bounce back from a loss while the Wizards are looking for its second win in a row. The Wizards are trying to catch the last NBA playoff bus but are 4.5 games behind the Orlando Magic. A win would help the Heat cement their hold of fourth and keep their distance from the Indiana Pacers.

Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards 3/8/2020

When: March 8, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards 3/8/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Miami Heat -4.5 (-110) 231.5 o (-110) -205

Washington Wizards
+4.5 (-110) 231.5 u (-110) +175
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Miami Heat Betting

The Miami Heat needs to keep on winning to stay at the top four of the Eastern Conference. The Indiana Pacers are giving chase and want the Heat to stumble. Tasked to lead Miami against Washington will be Jimmy Butler once again. Goran Dragic has been backing him up as well as rising big man Bam Adebayo. Defense needs to step up, especially against Bradley Beal.

Players to watch: J. Butler SF 52 GP 52 GS 34.4 MIN 20.3 PTS 1.8 OR 4.9 DR 6.8 REB 6.3 AST 1.7 STL 0.6 BLK 2.3 TO 1.4 PF 2.8 AST/TO 23.4 PER

G. Dragic PG 51 GP 1 GS 28.5 MIN 16.5 PTS 0.5 OR 2.6 DR 3.1 REB 5.1 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 2.4 TO 1.9 PF 2.1 AST/TO 16.7 PER

B. Adebayo PF 62 GP 62 GS 34.4 MIN 16.1 PTS 2.5 OR 8 DR 10.5 REB 5 AST 1.2 STL 1.3 BLK 2.8 TO 2.4 PF 1.8 AST/TO 20.53 PER

Washington Wizards Betting

The Wizards need to continue their winning ways if they are bent on trying to make the playoffs. Though the Orlando Magic seem comfortable ahead, Washington has 20 games to make its move. Bradley Beal has been leading the cause but the Wizards need more players involved. Davis Bertans and Rui Hachimura are helping but coach Scott Brooks needs help from the bench.

Players to Watch: B. Beal SG 54 GP 54 GS 35.9 MIN 30.4 PTS 1 OR 3.4 DR 4.3 REB 6.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 3.4 TO 2.2 PF 1.8 AST/TO 23.17 PER

D. Bertans SF 51 GP 4 GS 29.4 MIN 15.3 PTS 0.7 OR 4 DR 4.7 REB 1.7 AST 0.7 STL 0.6 BLK 1.1 TO 2.5 PF 1.6 AST/TO 15.61 PER

R. Hachimura PF 38 GP 38 GS 29.4 MIN 14 PTS 1.5 OR 4.4 DR 6 REB 1.7 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 1 TO 2.2 PF 1.7 AST/TO 14.74 PER

Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards 3/8/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Miami Heat

Miami are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami’s last 10 games.
Miami are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Miami are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Washington.
Heat are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Washington.
Miami are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami’s last 11 games this season.
Miami are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Miami are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.

Washington Wizards

Washington are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Washington’s last 20 games.
Washington are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington’s last 9 games against Miami.
Washington are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing at home against Miami.
Washington are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Wizards are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
Washington are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games played in March.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 7 games played on a Sunday.

Injuries

Miami Heat

Jae Crowder SF Concussion is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Washington
Meyers Leonard C Ankle is out indefinitely
Tyler Herro SG Foot is out indefinitely

Washington Wizards

Ish Smith PG Hamstring is out indefinitely
John Wall PG Achilles is out indefinitely
Jerome Robinson SG Achilles is “?” Sunday vs Miami

Head-to-Head
Miami Heat Washington Wizards
31-30-2 Against the Spread 32-29-1
38-24-1 Straight Up 36-25-1
112 Points per Game 115
109 Points Allowed per Game 120
46.92 Offensive FG% 46.36
77.85 Offensive FT% 78.45
38.23 Offensive 3PT% 37.04
44.77 Defensive FG% 48.82
77.51 Defensive FT% 77.07
34.08 Defensive 3PT% 37.57

Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards Betting Picks

The Heat may be coming off a loss but NBA lines see them frustrating the Wizards Sunday. Miami is simply loaded and the Wizards may not have enough resources to put them in check. Beal will try to carry the load anew, a guy Erik Spoelstra may want to watch out for.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Heat for this game is at -205 while the Wizards are at +175 at home.

ATS: -4.5 is given to the Heat across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Wizards with +4.5.

TOTALs: 231.5 is the given total for this match with the Heat going over and the Wizards the team under.

Score Prediction: 110 – 102 Heat