The Miami Heat and the Washington Wizards are set to square off in a Southeast Division matchup at 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday at FTX Arena. The Heat are 10-5 overall and 5-1 at home, while Washington is 10-4 overall and 4-3 on the road. Miami has won three consecutive games. Washington’s five-game winning streak came to an end on Wednesday.
The Heat have won four of the last five games between the teams. Miami is favored by 6.5 points in the latest Heat vs. Wizards odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 206.5. Before entering any Wizards vs. Heat picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Heat vs. Wizards spread: Heat -6.5
- Heat vs. Wizards over-under: 206.5 points
What you need to know about the Heat
Miami rolled past the New Orleans Pelicans at home on Wednesday, 113-98. Jimmy Butler posted a triple-double on 31 points, 10 dimes and 10 rebounds. His eight triple-doubles are the second-most in franchise history and one short of the team record. The Heat have recorded eight double-digit wins so far this season.
Two starters in Bam Adebayo (knee) and Kyle Lowry (rest) did not play on Wednesday and their statuses have yet to be determined for Thursday. Miami ranks second in the NBA in rebounding at 47.9 per game but last in blocks with just 2.5 per game. The Heat boast a strong defensive unit, overall, as they limit opponents to 42.7 percent shooting which is the fourth-best mark in the league.
What you need to know about the Wizards
Meanwhile, Washington lost to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, 97-87. Kyle Kuzma scored just five points on 2-for-12 shooting while the Wizards missed 34 of 42 three-point attempts. Bradley Beal scored 24 points and Daniel Gafford had 20 points.
Spencer Dinwiddie (rest) is not expected to play on Thursday, nor is Davis Bertans (ankle). The Wizards have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.5, which is second-best in the league. They also lock down on the perimeter, allowing a league-worst 30.8 three point percentage after ranking 13th in that category a year ago.
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