How to watch Heat vs. Wizards basketball game
By Scout Staff
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Through 3 Quarters
Only one more quarter stands between the Miami Heat and the win they were favored to collect going into this night. They have unwrapped a big 94-76 lead against the Washington Wizards.
Small forward Jimmy Butler has led the way so far for Miami, as he has posted a double-double on 17 points and 14 dimes along with six rebounds. Washington has been led by point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who so far has 20 points and seven assists in addition to six boards.
the Wizards have lost 79% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this year, so this one seems just about wrapped up
Washington @ Miami
Current Records: Washington 17-16; Miami 21-13
What to Know
The Miami Heat’s homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m. ET Dec. 28 at FTX Arena. The Heat are out to keep their five-game home win streak alive.
Miami was able to grind out a solid win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday, winning 93-83. Small forward Jimmy Butler (17 points), small forward Caleb Martin (17 points), and center Omer Yurtseven (16 points) were the top scorers for Miami. That makes it five consecutive games in which Omer Yurtseven has had at least 12 rebounds. Yurtseven’s points were the most he has had all year.
Meanwhile, Washington got maybe a little too into the holiday spirit, gifting the Philadelphia 76ers an easy 117-96 victory. Washington was down 92-72 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. The top scorers for Washington were point guard Spencer Dinwiddie (17 points) and center Montrezl Harrell (15 points).
The Heat are the favorite in this one, with an expected 8-point margin of victory. Now might not be the best time to take Miami against the spread since they’ve let down bettors for the past two consecutive games.
Miami’s win brought them up to 21-13 while Washington’s defeat pulled them down to 17-16. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Miami is third worst in the league in fouls per game, with 20.4 on average. To make matters even worse for Miami, the Wizards enter the contest with 20.1 fouls drawn per game on average, good for fourth best in the league. Maybe that strength will give Washington the oomph they need to beat the odds.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: FTX Arena — Miami, Florida
- TV: NBATV
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $40.00
The Heat are a big 8-point favorite against the Wizards, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Heat, as the game opened with the Heat as a 6.5-point favorite.
Miami have won 17 out of their last 25 games against Washington.
- Nov 20, 2021 – Washington 103 vs. Miami 100
- Nov 18, 2021 – Miami 112 vs. Washington 97
- Feb 05, 2021 – Miami 122 vs. Washington 95
- Feb 03, 2021 – Washington 103 vs. Miami 100
- Jan 09, 2021 – Miami 128 vs. Washington 124
- Mar 08, 2020 – Miami 100 vs. Washington 89
- Jan 22, 2020 – Miami 134 vs. Washington 129
- Dec 30, 2019 – Washington 123 vs. Miami 105
- Dec 06, 2019 – Miami 112 vs. Washington 103
- Mar 23, 2019 – Miami 113 vs. Washington 108
- Jan 04, 2019 – Miami 115 vs. Washington 109
- Nov 10, 2018 – Washington 116 vs. Miami 110
- Oct 18, 2018 – Miami 113 vs. Washington 112
- Mar 10, 2018 – Miami 129 vs. Washington 102
- Mar 06, 2018 – Washington 117 vs. Miami 113
- Nov 17, 2017 – Miami 91 vs. Washington 88
- Nov 15, 2017 – Washington 102 vs. Miami 93
- Apr 12, 2017 – Miami 110 vs. Washington 102
- Apr 08, 2017 – Miami 106 vs. Washington 103
- Dec 12, 2016 – Miami 112 vs. Washington 101
- Nov 19, 2016 – Miami 114 vs. Washington 111
- Feb 20, 2016 – Miami 114 vs. Washington 94
- Jan 20, 2016 – Washington 106 vs. Miami 87
- Jan 03, 2016 – Miami 97 vs. Washington 75
- Dec 07, 2015 – Washington 114 vs. Miami 103
Injury Report for Miami
- P.J. Tucker: Out (Lower Leg)
- Kyle Lowry: Out (Covid-19)
- Markieff Morris: Out (Neck)
- Dewayne Dedmon: Out (Knee)
- Udonis Haslem: Out (Covid-19)
- Bam Adebayo: Out (Thumb)
- Victor Oladipo: Out (Quadriceps)
Injury Report for Washington
- Bradley Beal: Out (Covid-19)
- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Out (Covid-19)
- Montrezl Harrell: Out (Covid-19)
- Aaron Holiday: Out (Covid-19)
- Anthony Gill: Out (Covid-19)
- Raul Neto: Out (Covid-19)
- Thomas Bryant: Out (Covid-19)
- Rui Hachimura: Out (Covid-19)