Free NBA Picks Today: Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards 11/23/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards 11/23/22
Wed 23rd November 2022

The Miami Heat (7-11, 6-4 Home) will try to break down one of the NBA’s top shooting defenses when they host the Washington Wizards (10-7, 3-3 Away) on Wednesday. Washington topped the Charlotte Hornets 106-102 at Capital One Arena on Sunday. With 28 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists, Kyle Kuzma led the way. The Wizards are sixth in the Eastern Conference.

Miami lost their fourth in a row on Monday at Target Center, falling to the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-101. Kyle Lowry had 21 points and nine assists in defeat, leading the team. The Heat are the 11th seed in the Eastern Conference.

It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. Washington will be seeking a season sweep against Miami after winning the only earlier meeting 107-106 in overtime at Capital One Arena on Friday. Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 27 points, while Corey Kispert was a key contributor with 17 points.

Lowry had a triple double with 24 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds in the loss. The Wizards have been led this season by Beal and Kristaps Porzingis, who are averaging 22.7 and 20.4 points per game, respectively. Both are among the NBA’s top scorers, as Beal is No. 1 and Porzingis is first.

Porzingis also has grabbed 8.8 rebounds per game, most in the NBA, while Beal has dished 5.8 assists per game, most in the league. Jimmy Butler (20.9 ppg) and Bam Adebayo (19.1) have powered the Heat’s offense. Butler leads the league in scoring, while Adebayo is first. Adebayo also has averaged 9.3 rebounds per game, most in the NBA.

Lowry has distributed 6.1 assists per game. The Wizards are holding the opposition to one of the lowest FG% in the league, ranking third at 44.6%. The Heat have found success in recent games between the teams at FTX Arena, winning seven of the last 10. Miami is pursuing a fourth successive win at home this season.

Washington is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +0.1 (108.1-108.0). Miami has gone 4-6 over the last 10, allowing 109.4 points per game on average while scoring only 107.6 (-1.8 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Deni Avdija: 21.0 | 14.0 | +7.0
Will Barton: 8.4 | 13.3 | -4.9
Points per game:
Corey Kispert: 12.6 | 9.6 | +3.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Caleb Martin: 21.6 | 16.4 | +5.2
Points per game:
Gabe Vincent: 13.0 | 10.2 | +2.8
Jimmy Butler: 14.5 | 20.9 | -6.4

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Washington Wizards (+100)

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