Two Eastern conference playoffs teams will hit the court in South Florida on Monday March 10th as the Washington Wizards will be the road squad facing the Miami Heat. The Wizards and Heat will get things started from Miami at 7:30PM Eastern Time and you can catch the active live over the NBA League Pass Channel. Check out the NBA betting odds listed at Top Bet sportsbook.
The current NBA betting odds from this game have the home side Miami Heat favored by -6 ½ points with a total lined at 204 points. Those who bet the Miami Heat on the money line will lay -285 odds with the return on the Washington Wizards at +245 odds on the money line.
The race for the top spot in the Eastern conference has gotten very competitive. The Indiana Pacers despite their recent struggles still holds a 1 ½ game lead over the Miami Heat. This is because the Heat has had their recent struggles as well. Miami went on the road to face two good Western conference teams and faced the Washington Wizards on Sunday. In their opening game of the trip they go to Houston and are beaten 106-103 as a +2 point underdog. Two nights later on a Thursday night the Heat go to San Antonio and get run off the court as a healthy Spurs team proved they still are a title contender as they beat the Heat 111-87. On Sunday the Heat traveled to the Chicago Bulls and in a defensive style game it was the Chicago Bulls in overtime pulling away with the 95-89 victory over Miami getting +4 ½ points. Clear issue for Miami during this slide has been the play of their defense. Prior to those high point totals allowed at San Antonio and Houston the club surrendered over 50% shooting and 107 points in a home win last Sunday to the Charlotte Bobcats. Defense is the difference between the 2013-14 Heat team and their final appearances over the past three years. Miami is now 18th and in the bottom half of the league defensive field goal percentage by allowing 45.6% shooting per game. Washington has won two straight and eight of their past nine games to catapult the team to the fifth seed. Take the rested Wizards over the Heat on a back to back.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Monday we will play on the Washington Wizards +6 ½ points but prior to wagering be sure to claim sportsbook promo codes.