Bet Now at bet365  
  Betting Closed at bet365  

Heat welcome in Wizards

December 15, 2012 18:46:40 UK

The Miami Heat will look to bounce back from their defeat to the Golden State Warriors when they entertain the Washington Wizards at the American Airlines Arena.

Leading the Southeast Division a full 11 games ahead of the visitors, Miami, 1.75 to win the NBA Championship, made the mistake of overlooking the Wizards when these two sides met 11 days ago and the result was a stunning 105-101 win for the home side at the Verizon Center in Washington.

Since that victory the Wizards have won just once more over the New Orleans Hornets and anything other than a complete crushing by the reigning NBA champions would be a shocker.

Keeping pace with the Heat are the Atlanta Hawks, 7501.00 to win this season's NBA Championship, who face a tricky game against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday evening. Atlanta have won two straight and the Heat and Hawks are six games ahead of the Orlando Magic in a weak Division.

Quietly coming into form are the Minnesota Timberwolves as their stars return from injury. Second in the Northwest Division behind the Oklahoma City Thunder after a 113-102 defeat of the Hornets in New Orleans on Friday, the Timberwolves are expected to have Ricky Rubio back in action on Saturday when they host the Dallas Mavericks at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

Oklahoma City won their tenth in a row on Friday with a 113-103 victory over the visiting Sacramento Kings and now take the weekend off before the visit of the San Antonio Spurs to the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Monday.

Don't forget you can earn up to 50% more on your NBA pre-game parlays with bet365's fantastic 50% Parlay Bonus.

View all Basketball lines

Sports Betting

Horse Racing Promotions

Channel 4/1
Back a winner at 4/1 or more on a Channel 4 race and get a risk free bet. T&Cs Apply.

Racing Value
Enhanced Place Terms, First Past the Post and No 5p Rule 4 Deductions. T&Cs Apply.

Best Odds Guaranteed
No need to take the SP - Best Odds Guaranteed on every race. T&Cs Apply.

Feature Race 4/1
Back a winner at 4/1 on a Feature Race and get a risk free bet. T&Cs Apply.

Greyhound Promotions

Best Odds Guaranteed
No need to take the SP - Best Odds Guaranteed on every race. T&Cs Apply.

Sky Dogs 2/1 Offer
Back a winner at 2/1 or more on a Sky Sports Race and get a risk free bet. T&Cs Apply.

Football Promotions

Euro Soccer Bonus
Up to 100% bonus on European Soccer Accumulators. T&Cs Apply.

Each-Way First Scorer
We will pay out at 1/3 odds for unlimited places.

Bore Draw Money Back
For Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast bets if final score is 0-0. T&Cs Apply.

Basketball Promotions

Euro Basketball Bonus
Up to 50% more on your Men's European Basketball accumulators. T&Cs Apply.

US Sports Promotions

Parlay Bonus
Up to 50% more on your US Sports Accumulators. T&Cs Apply.

bet365 Services

Open Account Offer
Claim your 100% Deposit Bonus up to £200! T&Cs Apply.

Live Streaming
We stream over 60,000 events each year - so you can bet as the action unfolds.

In-Play Betting
Simply the most comprehensive In-Play betting service available so you can bet on the action as it unfolds.

Mobile & Tablet Betting
Use bet365 On The Move with a mobile or tablet and claim a 100% bonus when you place your first bet. T&Cs Apply.

Racing Archive
Watch previous UK and Irish Races.

Also at bet365

Online Casino

Casino Promotions
Every month bet365 offer promotions including rebates, leaderboard challenges and a fantastic VIP scheme. T&Cs Apply.

Download Casino
With over 250 games and enhanced game play, our download casino offers more choice.

Instant Play Casino
You can play your favourite game quicker in our Instant Play Casino.

Games And Bingo

Instant Play Games
All your favourite games including household names.

Great place to meet new people and play some Bingo. Including exclusive Bingo events and big money competitions. T&Cs Apply.

Online Poker Room

Download Now
With fantastic features, great value tournaments and cutting edge graphics.

VIP Scheme
The more you play, the more you earn. Choose to convert your rewards to cash, tournament tokens or special prizes. T&Cs Apply.

bet365 Betting News provides all the news that matters to UK sports betting fans. Including previews, match reports, previous meetings and other great stories to help with your betting. We cover betting news and Live Streaming on all the major sports including Football, Tennis, Cricket, Golf, Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker and much more.