Washington hosts the Heat on Saturday following the team’s loss to Jimmy Butler’s club in Miami.
Entering this weekend’s contest, the Wizards sit fourth in the East at 10-5 while Miami is 0.5 games back of the Nets for the lead in the conference at 11-5.
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Spread: Heat -1.5
Moneyline: Wizards +105
Keys to Defeating the Wizards
Miami’s defense was able to limit the Wizards’ offense in Thursday’s matchup.
“Look, Washington has really established a way of playing,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said on Thursday. “They’re a very good defensive team. You have to really be intentional with your offense, you have to do things with pace, your spacing has to be right on and you have to share the ball.”
While Washington was short-handed in that matchup, the team can still make adjustments. However, coach Wes Unseld Jr. indicated that the club is unlikely to make “wholesale” changes based off of one loss.
Key Trends & Stats to Note
- Seven of the Wizards’ last eight games have gone under their betting total.
- Spencer Dinwiddie has scored at least 25 points in each of his last three matchups with the Heat.