The Washington Wizards (34-46) are looking to bounce back after a four-game losing streak as they host the Miami Heat (43-37) at the Capital One Arena on Friday, April 7th, 2023. With both teams striving for victory, it’s sure to be a gripping showdown in the Eastern Conference.
While the Wizards have been struggling against opponents in the Southeast Division with a 7-8 record, they’ve managed to win 12 out of 25 games when they’ve come out on top in the turnover battle, averaging 13.3 turnovers per game. Delon Wright and Corey Kispert have been key performers for the Wizards, scoring 7.2 and 17.1 points per game respectively, while Kispert has also averaged 3.4 rebounds in his last 10 games.
On the other side, the Miami Heat have had a mixed performance in conference matchups, with a 23-27 record. Despite having the league’s worst offense, averaging just 109.3 points per game, the Heat have some standout performers in Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro. Adebayo has been scoring 20.6 points per game and averaging 9.3 rebounds, while Herro has made an average of 3.2 three-pointers in his last 10 games.
In the teams’ previous encounters this season, the Miami Heat have emerged victorious, winning their last meeting 113-105 on November 24th, thanks to Kyle Lowry’s 28-point contribution.
The Miami Heat enter the game as a 5.5-point favorite, with the game’s total points set at 219. However, the Wizards will be eager to capitalize on their home advantage and snap their losing streak.
For the Heat, continuing their winning streak is essential for securing a shot at the sixth seed. With motivation on their side, the Heat are predicted to emerge victorious in this matchup. However, the Wizards won’t go down without a fight, and with the support of their home crowd, an upset is always possible.
As both teams gear up for an exciting Eastern Conference battle, fans can catch the action on NBCS-DC and BSSUN at 7:00 PM ET.