- The Heat are five-point home favorites over the Wizards on Friday night
- The Heat beat the Wizards 113-105 on Wednesday
- A look at the Wizards vs Heat matchup and odds can be found below with a pick
The Washington Wizards and Heat wrap up a two-game series at 8 p.m. ET Friday at FTX Arena in Miami.
On Wednesday night, the Heat (8-11, 7-4 home, 6-13 ATS) blew a 21-point lead in the third quarter then rallied to win 113-105. That ended Miami’s four-game losing streak.
The Wizards (10-8, 3-4 road, 8-9-1 ATS) had won their last two games and six of seven.
Wizards vs Heat Odds
|Washington Wizards||+170||+5 (-110)||OFF|
|Miami Heat||-205||-5 (-110)||OFF|
Odds as of November 24th at Caesars Sportsbook Maryland.
The Heat are five-point favorites and -205 choices on the moneyline in the NBA odds, giving them a 67.21% implied win probability. Miami is listed at +2000 in the NBA championship odds and the Wizards are at +25000.
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Wizards Betting Outlook
The Wizards were without Bradley Beal (thigh), Rui Hachimura (ankle) and Monte Morris (ankle) on Wednesday. They are listed as questionable for Friday.
Kyle Kuzma picked up the scoring slack in Beal’s absence with 33 points. Kuzma was 11 of 14 on two-point shots but 2 of 13 on threes.
The Wizards shot just 26.3% (10 of 38) from beyond the arc.
It was Kuzma’s second 30-point game of the season. He had 36 against the Dallas Mavericks on Nov. 10.
Kyle Kuzma: One of the most versatile players in todays NBA. Skilled. He can post you up, take guys off the dribble, make shots off the catch and dribble. What’s crazy is he’s just coming into his own and has room to refine all of this. pic.twitter.com/BhB4nOuvgQ
— Ball Don't Stop (@balldontstop) November 21, 2022
Kristaps Porzingis finished with 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists. He cracked the 20-point mark for the fifth time in the last six games.
Coming off the bench, Will Barton contributed 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
Deni Avdija just missed a triple-double as he had 12 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. Both of his double-doubles this season have come in the last two games.
Heat Betting Outlook
Kyle Lowry set a career best for first-half scoring Wednesday when the 17-year vet poured in 24 points in the opening two periods. That helped the Heat build a 60-43 halftime lead, which they squandered.
Lowry finished with a season-high 28 points, including making five of six shots from distance. Three of Lowry’s four 20-point efforts this season have come in the last four games.
Kyle Lowry tonight:
— Mink Flow (@currypistonn) November 24, 2022
Jimmy Butler (knee) sat out for the Heat along with Max Strus (shoulder) and Duncan Robinson (ankle). All are questionable for the rematch. Butler has +8000 NBA MVP odds.
Caleb Martin also had a season high with 24 points while grabbing nine rebounds and four assists. He has scored in double digits in five of the last six games after doing so just twice in his first 12 games of the season.
Tyler Herro knocked down five three-pointers on his way to finishing with 17 points, five rebounds and three assists.
Bam Adebayo helped the Heat to a 53-43 rebounding advantage. He contributed 15 points and 11 boards.
The Heat had problems in the third quarter, getting outscored 37-23. In their last six third periods, Miami has been outscored 198-128.
Wizards vs Heat Prediction
The teams have split two games this season. However, the Heat has won three of the last four meetings, five of seven, eight of 11 and 11 of 15.
Nevertheless, the Wizards should be motivated after coming up short Wednesday following their big rally.
Pick: Wizards +5 (-110)
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