Warriors vs. Heat Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Warriors are listed as a 10.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 218 points.
Golden State holds a 17-6 overall record and 10-13 ATS after a 133-112 victory at the Magic. Miami is 11-11 overall and 8-12-2 ATS following a 105-100 home win over the Hornets. The Warriors won the season's first meeting 97-80 on their home floor back on Nov. 6. Golden State is 2-1 straight up and 1-2 ATS in three meetings since the start of last season. The under is 3-0.
The Warriors were paced by Klay Thompson registered 27 points, five assists and three rebounds in the victory at Miami. Kevin Durant contributed 25 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots. Steph Ciurry had 23 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and three steals. Draymond Green added a double-double of 12 points, 10 asists, five rebounds. Golden State led 68-53 at halftime.
Josh Richardson tallied a career-best 27 points and two rebounds in the win over the Hornets. Dion Waiters accounted for 19 points and four assists. Wayne Ellington added 14 points, four rebounds and two assists off the bench. Miami outscored Charlotte 55-51 in the second half.
Golden State is 6-2-1 ATS in its last nine meetings in Miami. The over is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Miami.
The Warriors are unfair to the entire NBA some nights, such as their road decimation of the Magic Friday night. This is a Heat team that stunned GSW with a Waiters game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer in Miami last season, but don't expect a repeat performance. Hassan Whiteside will miss this game, while everyone is expected to be in the lineup for the Warriors. Bet on another dominant performance.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS -10.5