Heat vs Wizards Predictions
05 February 2021
Heat vs Wizards is an Eastern Conference tilt between two teams with opposite trajectories. We have a high end Miami Heat team that is fresh off an NBA Finals appearance and expected to be in the playoff mix again, taking on the Washington Wizards, a team that is in a different scenario.
The Washington Wizards are one just a middling to below average team and despite the presence of stars Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal, they are highly unlikely to be in the playoff mix. It is likely the Washington Wizards will have to blow up their roster and start from scratch in the coming years.
Heat vs Wizards has been played over 100 times, with the split tilting quite heavily to the Miami Heat side. Recent seasons track the long term history, as the Washington Wizards have not done anything in recent years to alter the better than two to one historical split on the Heat side.
You will find the best NBA picks for Wizards vs Heat below.
Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat Betting Pick
Friday Night at 8:00PM EST at American Airlines Arena
Why bet the Miami Heat?
✅ Full strength Heat: After missing multiple key players for essentially the entire month of January, the Miami Heat finally have the top half of their roster intact and playing together. All of Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro and Goran Dragic should be available and we will get more glimpses as to whether this team more resembles its record or the NBA Finals version from a year ago.
✅ Wizards laughable on the road: The Wizards have played six road games over the past four weeks and have gone 0-6 in those contests. They have not been tough in the losses as the average margin of defeat is 12.7 points per game.
✅ Westrook not helping: Despite the star status of Russell Westbrook, he has not been a help to the Wizards this season. They are just 2-10 in games he’s played in. The two wins have come by a combined four points while the 10 losses have come by an average of 10.9 poiints. Westbrook sat out the game on Wednesday in which the Wizards played the Heat tough, but with Westbrook back and a more favorable 6.5 point line, the Heat are once again the play.
The Pick: Miami Heat -6.5
General Info about Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards
The Heat play their home games at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.
The Wizards play their home games at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.
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Wizards vs Heat Predictions
Wizards vs Heat has been played over 100 times, with the Heat having a considerable edge on the historical split. The more recent years paint quite a similar picture. The Miami Heat carry a similar advantage over the Wizards in recent years and the series has been only lightly competitive in the short term while it has been lopsided in the long-term.
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Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards Against the Spread Predictions
Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards against the spread predictions refer to whether the Wizards or Heat win or lose by the necessary points to cover the spread. For a hypothetical line, we will use the Miami Heat -8.
This means a wager on the Heat would require them to win by more than eight points to be considered a winner. A wager on the Wizards, at +8, would require them to either win the game outright or to lose by fewer than eight points to be considered a winner.
Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat Over/Under Betting
Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat Over/Under betting is a from of betting on the contest without needing to pick the team that wins the game. Instead, these bets are against a set total of combined points in the game. For a hypothetical example, we will use a total set at 227.5 points. Over/Under wagers on this Wizards vs Heat contest would be betting over or under 227.5 combined points for the two teams.
There are many factors to be considered when diving into Over/Under wagering. These factors include pace (expected possessions per game), offensive efficiency and defensive efficiency.
Knowing which teams play faster and slower, and which teams play with a higher and lower level of efficiency at each end of the floor.
See above if there is a best Over/Under play for Wizards vs Heat.
Heat vs Wizards Moneyline Predictions
Money Line wagering on NBA is a fun way to bet on one team or the other, without having to worry about covering the point spread.
Instead of laying or taking the points on the spread, you can lay odds on the favorite or take odds on the underdog to just win the game outright. If you are looking to wager on a game, for instance the Heat vs Wizards Money Line predictions, but want to avoid the point spread, a Money Line wager is worth considering.
For an example of how a Money Line wager differs from an against the spread wager, we will use our Miami Heat -8 hypothetical example from above for this Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards matchup.
Instead of the standard -110 odds on an against the spread play, the Heat can be bet on to simply win outright while laying odds. The Wizards can be bet on to win the game outright while getting odds. In our hypothetical, we would expect to have to lay about -400 on the Heat and expect to get about +300 on the Wizards.
With the Heat having a slight edge on the all time series the history points to the Heat side, but not to a degree in which history can be the sole determining factor on a bet, history is just one piece of the puzzle. The more recent matchups have been split, and we need to look at other factors to determine the best play in Heat vs Wizards matchups.
There are hours of research required for successful NBA predictions, and we are here to provide that for you, with a conclusion summed up and bottom lined. Check above for a synopsis and who to play in this Wizards vs Heat matchup.
Wizards vs Heat Odds
The NBA carries the most fluid odds of all the major sports in the United States. We often see a slow release of odds and against the spread, over/under and money line odds all fluctuate, often rapidly rapidly throughout a given day leading up to tipoff.
The Heat vs Wizards regular season matchup won’t draw a massive betting market from the general public, so just a handful of large wagers could move the lines significantly in one direction or the other.
Live Streaming Heat vs Wizards
We currently have no sports books in the United States that offer streaming of NBA games. This will certainly change over time, but for now we need to turn to paid streaming services that might have the game you are looking. For live streaming Heat vs Wizards you are limited to YouTubeTV, FuboTV and Hulu and of course, NBA League Pass.