Preview: Washington At Miami

When: 7:30 PM  ET, Friday, December 19, 2014
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Matchup Edge
WAS Edge in: MIA
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Dwyane Wade looks like he’s in peak form, he’s just not getting much help from the rest of his battered and bruised teammates. The Miami Heat will try to avoid back-to-back losses when they host the red-hot Washington Wizards on Friday. The Wizards are winners of five straight and nine of 10, including a 21-point home blowout of Miami on Dec. 1, in which they buried 10-of-19 from 3-point range.

The Heat lost forward Josh McRoberts (torn meniscus) likely for the season and Chris Bosh (calf strain) is out indefinitely, leaving a bigger load on Wade’s shoulders. The perennial All-Star stepped up with 28  points in a win at Brooklyn on Tuesday and scored 42 on the second night of the back-to-back Wednesday but could not drag his team past the lowly Utah Jazz at home in a 105-87 setback. Washington is getting much more balance on offense while John Wall quietly pushes himself into the early-season MVP discussion.

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, CSN Mid-Atlantic (Washington), Sun Sports (Miami)

ABOUT THE WIZARDS (18-6): Wall was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week last week and backed up that honor on Tuesday by scoring 21 points and matching a career high with 17 assists in a 109-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rasual Butler was one of seven players in double figures with 23 points off the bench and was quick to credit Wall. “I am just the recipient of playing with one of the best point guards in the NBA in John Wall,” Butler told reporters. “He does a great job reading defenses, and manipulating defenses.”

ABOUT THE HEAT (12-14): Miami has dropped four straight home games and has not put together back-to-back wins since taking down Orlando and Charlotte on Nov. 22 and 23. Wade took it upon himself on Wednesday and crashed the paint repeatedly, attempting 21 free throws (making 16) in his season-best scoring effort. “As a team, we just have to be better,” Wade told reporters. “…Obviously, with Chris out I just need to be a lot more aggressive. We’ve got to put points on the board if we want to win ball games.”

BUZZER BEATERS


1. The Wizards are 12 games over .500 for the first time in 35 years.

2. Miami G Mario Chalmers is 10-of-35 from the floor over the last four games.

3. Wall is averaging 18.8 points on 53.9 percent shooting to go along with 12.8 assists in the last five games.

PREDICTION: Wizards 106, Heat 97

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Washington 18-6 W5 13-2 5-4 0-1 18-5 4-2 12-5
Miami 12-14 L1 4-8 8-6 0-1 12-13 3-4 8-8

Last Meeting

Washington Miami
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
12/1/14 MIA 86 WAS 107 107 42 54.2 86 33 45.8

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
WAS R. Butler 23 57.1 4
MIA C. Bosh 21 64.3 2
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
WAS M. Gortat 10 1 9
MIA C. Bosh 8 0 8
Assists Player  
WAS J. Wall 13
MIA J. McRoberts 4
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
WAS J. Wall 513 43.7 115
MIA C. Bosh 628 48.2 137
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
WAS M. Gortat 260 68 192
MIA C. Bosh 239 36 203
Assists Player  
WAS J. Wall 279
MIA D. Wade 129

Quickchart Matchup

Washington  Off vs  Miami Def
101.0 Points For
98.3 Points Against
47.2 FG%
47.6 FG%
43.7 Reb
40.5 Reb
Miami Off vs  Washington Def
94.0 Points For
96.5 Points Against
45.8 FG%
42.9 FG%
40.5 Reb
41.3 Reb

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
4
-110
191.5
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports
-110
6.5
-110
189
Sportsbook
-110
6.5
-110
189
5Dimes.eu
-107
6
-107
189
GTBets.eu
-110
6
-110
189
Top Bet
-110
6
-110
189
BetOnline.ag
-110
6
-105
189
BetDSI
-115
6.5
-110
188.5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
BetDNA.com
-107
5.5
-107
189
Belmont
-110
6.5
-110
189
BookMaker.eu
-115
6.5
-110
188.5
Vegas Odds
Westgate
-110
6
-110
189
Mirage
-110
6
-120
190
Station
-110
6
-110
189
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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Washington Overall Miami
18-6 W/L 12-14
11-13-0 ATS 11-14-1
12-11-1 O/U 11-15-0
101.0 Pts For 94.0
96.5 Pts Against 98.3
Washington A/H Miami
5-4 W/L 4-8
4-5-0 ATS 3-8-1
4-5-0 O/U 7-5-0
95.7 Pts For 92.8
98.2 Pts Against 99.7