Heat vs Wizards Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, April 7, 2023

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The Miami Heat (43-37) are 4.5-point favorites against the Washington Wizards (34-46) on April 7, 2023 at Capital One Arena. The Wizards have lost four in a row while going 2-8 over their past 10 games. The over/under for the matchup is set at 217 points.

How to bet Heat vs. Wizards

Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Heat as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Heat have -187 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +158 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 217 points.

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Heat vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Arena: Capital One Arena

Heat vs. Wizards Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Heat are 29-47-4 this season. Miami has been victorious in 35, or 62.5%, of the 56 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Heat have eclipsed the over/under in 47.5% of their opportunities this year (38 times in 80 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Wizards are 36-41-3 this year. Washington has won 32.1% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (17-36). Wizards games this year have hit the over on 41 of 80 set point totals (51.2%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Heat Leaders
Jimmy Butler 64 22.9 5.9 5.3 1.8 0.3 0.6
Bam Adebayo 74 20.6 9.3 3.2 1.2 0.8 0
Tyler Herro 66 20.3 5.4 4.2 0.8 0.2 3.1
Max Strus 78 11.7 3.3 2.1 0.5 0.1 2.5
Victor Oladipo 40 10 3.1 3.4 1.3 0.3 1.5


Wizards Leaders
Corey Kispert 72 10.9 2.8 1.2 0.4 0.1 2.2
Daniel Gafford 77 8.9 5.5 1 0.4 1.3 0
Kendrick Nunn 68 7 1.5 1.2 0.4 0.1 1.1
Jordan Goodwin 59 6.4 3.2 2.7 0.9 0.4 0.6
Jay Huff 6 6.3 2.8 1.3 0.5 0.5 0.8
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Heat vs. Wizards Injury Report

Wizards: Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Conditioning), Monte Morris: Out (Ankle), Bradley Beal: Out (Knee), Kyle Kuzma: Out (Ankle), Delon Wright: Out (Illness), Deni Avdija: Out (Elbow)

What you need to know about the Miami Heat

Miami has had to lean on its defense, which ranks second-best in the NBA (109.7 points allowed per game), as it ranks worst in the league on offense with only 109.3 points per contest. Offensively the Heat have performed better when playing at home this year, scoring 111.2 points per game, compared to 107.5 per game on the road. In their last 10 games, the Heat have been putting up 113.6 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 109.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Miami is 17th in the NBA with 11.8 threes per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 25th with a 34.3% shooting percentage from downtown. So far this year, the Heat have taken 59.5% two-pointers, accounting for 69.7% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 40.5% from beyond the arc (30.3% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Washington Wizards

Washington puts up 113.2 points per game and give up 114.5, making them 20th in the NBA on offense and 17th on defense. At home, the Wizards score 114.4 points per game. On the road, they score 112.1. While the Wizards are averaging 113.2 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark over their previous 10 games, tallying 116.6 a contest.

Washington is 21st in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11.3 per game) and 17th in 3-point percentage (35.8%). The Wizards attempt 36.3% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 26.8% of their made shots are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 63.7% of their shots, with 73.2% of their makes coming from there.

Our pick to win this matchup is the Wizards, and we predict that Wizards will cover the spread (Heat -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 217 points.

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Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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