The Washington Wizards (8-7) host the Miami Heat (7-8) at Capital One Arena on Friday, November 18, 2022. The contest tips at 7:00 PM ET and airs on NBC. The Heat are 6.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup’s over/under is 215.5.
Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Wizards as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Wizards have -248 odds to pick up the win, while the Heat are listed at +204 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 215.5 points.
Wizards vs. Heat Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, November 18, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBC
- Location: Washington D.C.
- Arena: Capital One Arena
Wizards vs. Heat Betting Trends
The Wizards are 8-7-0 against the spread this year. Washington has been victorious in four of the seven contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Wizards games this year have gone over the total in seven out of 15 opportunities (46.7%).
In the Heat’s 15 games this season, they have three wins against the spread. Miami has been listed as the moneyline underdog a total of three times this season, and it has lost each of those games. Heat games this year have eclipsed the over/under 53.3% of the time (eight out of 15 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Wizards vs. Heat Injury Report
Wizards: Jordan Goodwin: Questionable (Knee), Delon Wright: Out (Hamstring)
Heat: Caleb Martin: Questionable (Knee), Bam Adebayo: Questionable (Knee), Dewayne Dedmon: Questionable (Foot), Omer Yurtseven: Out (Ankle), Udonis Haslem: Out (Personal), Tyler Herro: Out (Ankle), Victor Oladipo: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Washington Wizards
Washington is posting 108.9 points per game (25th-ranked in NBA) this year, while giving up 110.1 points per contest (ninth-ranked). The Wizards are posting 110.2 points per game this season at home, which is 3.4 more points than they’re averaging in road games (106.8). The Wizards have seen a decrease in scoring recently, putting up 107.3 points per game in their last 10 contests, 1.6 points fewer than the 108.9 they’ve scored this year.
With 10.8 threes per game, Washington ranks 24th in the NBA. It sports a 35.2% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 17th in the league. The Wizards have taken 64.3% two-pointers and 35.7% three-pointers this year. Of the team’s buckets, 73.4% are two-pointers and 26.6% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Miami Heat
At 110.3 points scored per game and 110.1 points allowed, Miami is 20th in the league on offense and ninth defensively. The Heat are putting up more points at home (110.9 per game) than away (109). While the Heat are scoring 110.3 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their past 10 games, tallying 112.1 a contest.
In 2022-23, Miami is 13th in the league in 3-point makes (12.3 per game) and 17th in 3-point percentage (35.2%). In 2022-23, the Heat have taken 41.4% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 58.6% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 31.7% of the Heat’s baskets have been 3-pointers, and 68.3% have been 2-pointers.
Wizards vs. Heat Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this contest is the Wizards, and we expect that Heat will cover the spread (Wizards -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 215.5 points.
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