Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA TV game. The Miami Heat look to win their 4th game in a row as they host the Washington Wizards. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Washington is just 9-11 in 20 road games this season, however they did win their last 2 against Utah and New York. They’re coming off a 21-point home loss against the Philadelphia 76ers after failing to contain Joel Embiid who dropped 36 points and 13 boards on them. With Bradley Beal missing from action, only 2 of their starters scored in double figures, led by Spencer Dinwiddie who had 17 on the night. As a team they shot just 38% from the field and connected on 8 of 33 three-point attempts. The defense has also stagnated quite a lot over their past 3 games allowing 112.7 points per game and allowing opponents to shoot 47% from the field. The Wizards are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games and have only 3 wins in their last 11 outings. On the road vs Miami they are 1-5 SU in their last 6 visits to South Beach.
The Heat are finally back to winning games on a consistent basis. They’ve won 3 in a row and are coming off a 93-83 home triumph over the Orlando Magic. Jimmy Butler is back, he finished that game 17 points and 11 rebounds, giving Miami a big boost with center Bam Adebayo still missing from action. In their last 5 home games this team is undefeated and in their last 6 overall they’ve gone 5-1 SU. Talent was never in question when it comes the Heat, the biggest question surrounding them is health and if they can get a couple of more players back from covid protocols I wouldn’t be surprised if they went on a longer winning streak in the coming weeks. Miami has played one of the toughest schedules so far, so games will only become easier from this point on.
With Butler back, Miami finally has a floor general who holds everyone accountable. That is a big boost to their ambitions of being one of the top 4 regular season teams in the East. They’ve owned Washington lately and with the Wizards missing Beal they are just not good enough to compete here. Back Miami at home to cover.
Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards Predictions & Odds
Heat -6 Point spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
This leaky Wizards defense has me thinking about backing the over in this one, even though the O/U mark is just 5-5 over the last 10 head-to-head meetings. An average of 220 points have been scored by both teams during that stretch of games and in the 3 most recent meetings that number is at 209.6 per game. Looking at recent trends for both teams, we can see that the over has cashed in 10 of 15 for Miami and in 8 of 12 for Washington. Wizards road games have been productive on the over with that bet landing 5 times in their last 7 games. They are coming off a game in which they’ve allowed 117 points and for the season they’re allowing 108.4 per game on the road. Getting back Butler and having a healthy Tyler Herro, I think the Heat will score enough to push us over the total here. Back the points in this one.
Over 211.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365