Free NBA Picks Today: Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat 11/18/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat 11/18/22
Fri 18th November 2022

The Miami Heat (7-8, 1-4 Away) will be looking to reverse their road losing streak when they travel to face the Washington Wizards (8-7, 5-4 Home) on Friday. Miami lost to the Toronto Raptors 112-104 at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday, their fourth loss in a row away from home. Max Strus had a standout performance in the losing effort with 20 points.

The Heat are the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference.Washington lost a close one on Wednesday at Capital One Arena, falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-120. Kristaps Porzingis had 27 points and nine rebounds in the loss to lead the team. The Wizards are the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.

It’s the first meeting of the season between the teams. Miami won three out of four games between the teams last season, including a 121-100 triumph in their last meeting at Capital One Arena on February 7. Bam Adebayo led the Heat with 21 points and four assists. Corey Kispert had 20 points and six rebounds in the loss. Jimmy Butler and Adebayo, averaging 20.9 and 19.1 points per game, respectively, are leading the Heat in scoring this season.

Both are among the league’s top scorers, as Butler is No. 1 and Adebayo is first. Adebayo also has grabbed 9.1 rebounds per game, most in the league, while Butler has dished 6.1 assists per game, most in the league. Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma have powered the Wizards on offense, averaging 21.0 and 18.3 points per game, respectively. Porzingis leads the NBA in scoring, while Kuzma is first.

Porzingis also has pulled down 8.2 rebounds per game, most in the NBA. Monte Morris has recorded 5.0 assists per game. The Heat are 7-3 in the last 10 trips to Capital One Arena.Miami is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +0.1 (112.1-112.0). Washington has also split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 110.2 points per game on average while scoring only 107.3 (-2.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)

Points per game:
Gabe Vincent: 14.6 | 10.2 | +4.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Deni Avdija: 20.4 | 13.7 | +6.7

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Miami Heat (-105)

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