Heat vs. Warriors NBA Prediction
The Heat have won seven of their last 10 games overall but are heavy underdogs on Monday night when they take on the Warriors at 10:00 p.m. ET. Is Miami a safe bet to cover as a 9-point dog or is there a better option on the board for bettors?
517 Miami Heat (+9) at 518 Golden State Warriors (-9); o/u 219
10:00 p.m. ET, Monday, January 3, 2022
Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
TV: NBA TV
Miami Heat DFS Spin
Kyle Lowry double-doubled across 36 minutes on Sunday, tallying 14 points, 12 assists, five rebounds, two triples, one steal and just one turnover in a 115-113 loss to Sacramento. Lowry was one of the few Miami players who had his shot working for him early, as he was responsible for the Heat’s only first-quarter 3-pointer while the rest of the squad went 0-of-8 from distance in the opening quarter. Miami never really turned it around from distance, with the guys not named Lowry combining to go 7-of-27 from beyond the arc, and that was a key factor in Miami's two-point loss to Sacramento on Sunday.
Golden State Warriors DFS Spin
Draymond Green has cleared the league's health and safety protocols, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Having missed Golden State's last two games, Green appears poised to return to action Monday night when the Warriors host the Heat. Consider the veteran forward to be probable, with Otto Porter likely headed back to the bench if Green is officially cleared to play. In spite of the likely demotion, Porter is worth holding onto for the time being, as he has provided 3rd-round value over the last two weeks.
Heat vs. Warriors NBA Betting Prediction
The Heat have covered in five of their last six meetings with the Warriors and are 10-4-3 against the spread in their last 17 road games versus Golden State. The Heat are also 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 games as an underdog, are 6-2 at the betting window in their last eight games as a road dog and are 6-0 at the betting window in their last six games when facing an opponent that as a winning percentage above .600.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT +9