Heat First Quarter Point Totals Set At 27.5 Against Wizards

  • The Miami Heat have -270 odds and are favored at home to beat the Washington Wizards.
  • Miami’s first quarter-point totals are set at 27.5.
  • Miami has -170 odds to be the first team to score 10 points.

MIAMI – The Miami Heat are 6.5-point favorites against the Washington Wizards. The Heat are 5-1 at home, 4-1 as home favorites, and have covered the spread in all of their wins.

The Wizards are number one in the Eastern Conference but are just 2-3 as road underdogs. Overall, the Wizards are 6-4 in against the spread in their last 10 games.

The Wizards are coming off of an 87-97 loss against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte. The Hornets were 1-point favorites at home.

Washington Wizards Vs. Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m. EST, NBC

  • Wizards Moneyline: +220
  • Heat Moneyline: -270
  • Spread: Heat -6.5
  • Totals: 206.5

The Under Is Likely To Hit

The Wizards are just 3-7 with hitting the Under in their last 10 games and have hit the Under in the last seven straight outings.

Washington struggles to hit the Over on games with low total points set at sports betting sites as they failed to combine for over 203.5 when they faced the Orlando Magic.

The Wizards average 106.9 PPG while allowing 103 PPG. Washington’s total points have mostly been set low by online sportsbooks.

While their last outing against Charlotte was set at 220.5, the total combined points for that matchup was just 194.

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The Miami Heat average 110.3 PPG which is sixth in the league, while only giving up 102.7 PPG.

Miami is 8-2 with hitting the Over in their last 10 games, but Miami’s point totals have been set significantly lower than the Wizards so far.

Miami recently hit the Under 207 set at NBA sportsbooks against the OKC Thunder. While Miami scores plenty, they hold opponents to low-scoring nights and have the highest winning margin in the league.

While this is the first time these teams have faced this season, the last two times Miami and Washington faced one another, the Under hit in both outings.

Miami First Quarter Props

The Miami Heat have their first quarter-point totals set at 27.5 with -115 odds on both the Over and the Under. Miami is averaging 28.5 first-quarter points this season.

While this has dipped in their last three games to just 23.7, at home Miami averages 28.7 first-quarter points. The Heat are fifth in the league with first-quarter points.

Miami has -220 odds to be the first team to score 30 points and -220 odds to be the first team to score 40 points. Since sportsbooks are expecting Miami to have an early lead, a solid scoring first quarter is expected.

Additionally, The Wizards’ first-quarter total points are set at 25.5 while averaging 27.1 on the season.

With sportsbooks setting the Wizards’ first-quarter points so much lower than their average while also having the Heat favored in multiple early scoring categories, it looks like books are expecting Miami to dominate early.

Tip-off starts at 7:30 p.m. EST and can be watched on NBC.