Washington vs Miami Predictions
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Bullets Forever: Wizards vs. Heat final score: Big nights from Jeff Green and Austin Rivers lift Washington to 116-110 win
Against Orlando on Friday, the Wizards set a new season-high with two full quarters of team effort on both ends. They still lost, unable to either hold on to their first quarter lead or erase their fourth quarter deficit.
Saturday night In Miami, Washington decided to really shoot for the stars: they elected to play three quarters of high-energy basketball--and finally won their third game of the season.
Yes, you heard that right. Led by great performances from John Wall and Bradley Beal (!), strong shooting from Jeff Green and Austin Rivers (!
Miami Herald: Five takeaways from Heat-Wizards: Miami's defense just hasn't been good enough
Five takeaways from the Miami Heat's 116-110 loss to the Washington Wizards (3-9) on Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
1. The Heat's defense has been too inconsistent to start the season. So far, it's been an up-and-down trend for Miami (5-7) on this end of the court. Saturday was one of the bad games, as the Wizards scored 116 on 48.2 percent shooting. John Wall led Washington with a game-high 28 points and nine assists.
And it's not like Washington's offense has been a strength this season. The Wizards entered the contest with a 2-9 record and the fifth-worst offensive rating in the NBA.
ESPN.com: Wizards run away in the fourth, top Heat 116-110
MIAMI -- John Wall and Austin Rivers have seen more than enough losing lately.
So they decided to do something about it.
Wall scored 28 points, he and Rivers each scored 10 in the pivotal fourth quarter and the Washington Wizards got a much-needed win by topping the Miami Heat 116-110 on Saturday night. The Wizards opened the fourth on a 31-12 run, with Wall and Rivers fueling most of that effort.
"It was probably one of our best games, how we played," Wizards coach Scott Brooks said.
Hot Hot Hoops: Heat go cold in fourth quarter, lose to Wizards 116-110
After a terrible loss against the Pistons yesterday, the Heat needed a win (post game note: they didn't get one). Luckily they'd have more weapons at their disposal tonight, with Goran Dragic back. Dragon's presence was felt right away as the Heat quarterback, as he spaced the floor and found open men with ease.
Despite the Wizards drawing first blood, Miami went to work right away with Justise, Rodney Mcgruder and Josh Richardson putting up a barrage of buckets to go an 8-0 run.
Official Site of the Heat: Washington Wizards at Miami HEAT Game Preview
The Miami HEAT host the Washington Wizards Saturday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. Get your tickets now! Tip-off is set for 8:00 PM, and television coverage is on FOX Sports Sun. You can also listen to the action live on 790 The Ticket.
1: What happened down the stretch against Indiana that Miami can clean up with the quick turnaround?
Couper Moorhead: After Miami took a six-point lead with 3:50 to play the Pacers embarked on a 12-2 run to seal the deal. It was an odd game full of whistles and missed free-throws where neither team seemed to get into much of a rhythm - despite Miami being over 60 percent from three midway through the final period - and the evening simply came down to the Pacers making a few plays when the HEAT struggled to generate offense.
Consensus betting prediction from the Covers.com community:
Miami Heat (73% consensus)... http://bit.ly/2iH7p7k
Fansided: Miami Heat should expand their trade looks to Washington
The number one rule of NBA business is to never trust an executive.
Just ask Isaiah Thomas to recount last year's Danny Ainge feelings. Better yet, consider Miami Heat president Pat Riley's assertion that he was pulling the plug on the Jimmy Butler trade talk.
The proclamation was not likely a lie, but more of a half-truth. He admitted as much on Thursday, when he said that the team was not pursing trades, however they are listenings; any smart front office would do.
Particularly one that feels the same way about their team as many fans do:
"Average is not bad," said Riley.
Official Site of the Wizards: Wizards conclude road trip in Miami
The Wizards wrap up their three-game road trip Saturday night in Miami at 8pm. Both the Wizards and Heat are coming off games on Friday night, with the Wizards losing in Orlando and Heat falling at home to the Pacers. Goran Dragic (right knee) and Dwyane Wade (personal reasons) did not play in Friday's game, but could return Saturday. This will be the second of four matchups between the Southeast Division teams.
AmericanAirlines Arena | 8:00 p.m. | NBC Sports Washington | 1500 AM
Wizards: G - John Wall, G - Bradley Beal, F - Otto Porter Jr.
ESPN.com: Heat, Wizards meet coming off losses
When the Washington Wizards visit the Miami Heat on Saturday night, it is likely that neither team will be in a good mood.
Both teams were defeated on Friday night, but Miami's home loss to the Indiana Pacers was particularly galling to Heat fans. Miami (5-6) led 102-98 with less than 90 seconds left in the game.
But the Pacers stormed back, closing with a 12-0 run to earn a 110-102 victory.
The Heat shot 0 for 4 with two turnovers in that stretch. Miami starting shooting guard Josh Richardson made both turnovers his team had down the stretch, and he also missed a 3-point shot.
Betting Prediction for Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat on November 10, 2018, 8:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Miami will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Over .
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Bullets Forever: Wizards vs. Heat preview: Washington looks to salvage road trip with a win against Miami
When: Saturday, November 10 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time<strong>Injury Report</strong>
Where: American Airlines Arena
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Heat: Derrick Jones Jr. (Out, Bruised Right Knee), Goran Dragiu0107 (Questionable, Right Knee)<strong>What to Watch for</strong> <strong>In Josh Richardson the Heat trust</strong>
There's no doubt that Richardson is Miami's go-to guy nowadays. While it is a new role for the shooting guard, he is settling in with a team-high of 20.7 points per game.
Washington Wizards (2-9) take on the Miami Heat (5-6) on November 10, 2018, 8:00 PM ET at the American Airlines Arena
Wizards+3 and Heat-3. Over/Under: 224.
Washington is ranked #18 in offense and #30 in defense while Miami is ranked #15 offensively and #16 defensively.
ATS Betting Trends:
Washington Wizards is 2-8 (2-8 ATS) and Miami Heat is 5-5 (5-5 ATS). The over / under for Washington the past 10 games is 6-4 while Miami Heat o/u is 8-2.
Predicted Score: Wizards 109 - Heat 114.
SJ Computer Pick: Miami Heat -3 and UNDER 224.
Computer Prediction - SJ Computer Picks is a free prediction tool using fundamental NBA handicapping metrics: offensive & defensive stats, NBA rankings, score differentials, points scored, FG % and points allowed.
Statfox free score prediction: 110 to 115. Total score: 225. Bet the over!
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