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Heat vs Wizards Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Southeast Division Rivals Square Off

Heat Making Late Run

The Miami Heat are desperately trying to improve their position before heading into the NBA playoffs, and are favored to beat the Washington Wizards with NBA lines.

The Wizards have shut down most of their good players, which makes life easier on the Heat, who appears headed for the play-in tournament.

Heat vs Wizards Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Heat vs Wizards Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Online gambling lines respect the late hustle from visitors.

Heat Providing the Heat

NBA betting markets have been forced to adjust their lines for the Heat, who are playing out the regular season to the death.

They want to improve their ladder position, and with good reason. They don’t want to have to play the Philadelphia 76ers, whom they defeated on Thursday with an effortless 129-101 road victory.

It was an impressive performance from the Heat, who caught fire from the 3-point line. They also played at a quicker tempo, which caught the hapless 76ers off guard and made them look second-rate.

Having won three games in a row, the Heat have momentum on their side, which the Wizards do not. The Wizards have lost four on the bounce, so their Southeast rivals aren’t keeping up.

With Kyle Lowry back in the mix and Tyler Herro playing more important minutes, the Heat could be a team to follow in the sportsbook over the next few games.

Wizards on Holiday Mode

With the playoffs out of the equation, the Wizards are in holiday mode.

They are currently resting the likes of Bradley Beal, Kristaps Porzingis and Monte Morris, which makes winning their remaining games tough.

That’s reflected in their NBA odds against the Heat, who have much more to play for. So, where does that leave bettors for this game?

The Wizards’ second unit still has contracts to play for, so they could come out firing. However, that hasn’t been the case after losses to the Magic, Knicks, Bucks and Hawks.

We haven’t liked their defense in the last two games, after giving up 140 points to the Bucks and 134 to the Hawks. That’s not going to cut it, so bettors could stay away from the Wizards, who are 36-40-4 against the spread.

I thought offensively, we did some good things,” Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr said about their performance against the Hawks. “We moved the ball with pretty good pace. We were sharing the ball as best we can. We had some good looks that didn’t go down, but I’m more concerned with the defensive stuff.”

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Heat vs Wizards Head-to-Head

The most recent meeting between the Heat and Wizards was a push, which followed three consecutive wins for the Heat.

They won 110-107 straight up with sports betting markets, and are 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings.

Heat vs Wizards Game Information

  • Game: Heat (43-37) vs Wizards (34-46)
  • Day/Time: Friday, April 7, 7 p.m. ET
  • Location: Capital One Arena, Washington
  • Heat vs Wizards Live stream: NBA Game Pass

Heat vs Wizards Betting Lines

Heat vs Wizards Picks and Prediction

There is too much momentum with the Heat, who have more to play for, and they are playing well.

The Wizards have given up the ghost, so they’re a dangerous betting proposition. Therefore, we’re taking the Heat to win and cover the spread.

Also include the under in your NBA picks, with the Heat’s defense likely to play well.

Miami is listed at -235 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Heat, you can win $43. Washington is +195, offering a chance to win $195 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Miami a 70.15% chance to win, with the Wizards at 33.90%.

Heat vs Wizards Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Heat vs Wizards Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

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Heat vs Wizards Game Summary

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The Heat have the historical advantage when it comes to covering spreads against the Wizards, but they haven’t been a bettor’s best friend.

They have covered only three times from 15 games, so we’re taking the Wizards to cast a spell and cover the -1 spread in a tight contest.

We also expect a low-scoring game, so include under 217½ in NBA parlays.

Heat vs Wizards Game Summary

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