Heat visit Warriors in NBA clash
Miami Heat vs Golden State Warriors Odds
Golden State will look to improve on its 23-13 record on Wednesday when they host Miami in NBA odds action at Oracle Arena.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Warriors are 23-13 so far on the season, and 20-14-2 ATS vs. the number. The Heat, meanwhile, are 24-12 and 17-19 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Golden State go 22-14 and the Heat go 17-19 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Warriors - Heat odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to power ranks. Golden State is rated No. 7 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Heat sit at No. 9. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 105-102 win for the Heat.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Golden State's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 101.1 PPG, against a Heat defense that ranks No. 16 at 97.4 PPG. The Warriors field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, less than the Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 49.1% per game.
Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.5 points per game. Golden State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.
The Heat were a 104-97 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (201) made winners of OVER bettors. Miami got 32 points from LeBron James en route to a 104-97 loss at the hands of Miami on Monday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Golden State was a 116-105 loser in its last match on the road against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 221 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Golden State got 29 points from Stephen Curry en route to a 116-105 loss against Denver on Sunday at Pepsi Center.
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing Utah are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Denver are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
A few Heat at Warriors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Miami is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Miami is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami's last 11 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Golden State's last 11 games when playing Miami
Miami at LA Lakers, Thursday, January 17
Golden State at San Antonio, Friday, January 18