Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards – 01/20/16 Preview
Verizon Center is the home for tonight’s showdown between the Miami Heat (23-19) and the Washington Wizards (19-21). Both teams are at a crucial crossroads in their respective seasons right now. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest Point Spread and $10K Grand Action contests only at Fanpicks the premiere daily fantasy sports site
The Heat have dropped 5 of their last 6 games. They lost 91-71, at home on Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. Both Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside had 23 points apiece in the loss, with Whiteside 18 rebounds onto his stat sheet. The center ranks 4th in the NBA for rebounds, averaging 11.3 per game. Miami has the worst percentage of shots from the field this season, with a 36.5% efficiency. But on the bright side, they maintain the 2nd best defense in the league, giving up an average 95.5 points per game. They will be undergoing 5 game East road trip, during which they’ll tangle with the Bulls and Raptors before concluding with another match-up with the Bucks on January 29th.
The Wizard entered the weekend riding a 4 game winning streak, but have since dropped 2 in a row. They hold a 9-13 record at home this season. Washington suffered a 108-98 loss this past Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Shooting guard Garrett Temple did his best to keep his team competitive with an 18 points performance. Marcin Gortat also participated to the production, putting up 16 points and hauling in 13 boards. All-Star John Wall had an underwhelming 9 points. The Wizard allowed an average of 104.2 points per game, ranking them 24th in the league in that category.