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Golden State Warriors vs Miami Heat Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Warriors travelling to Miami Wednesday to face the Heat on Wednesday.
Miami battles the Warriors, currently with a 14-7 mark (13-6-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 11-8 for the Heat and 13-8 for the Warriors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Warriors were listed as 9.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 203.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Heat sit at No. 16 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Warriors are at No. 10 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Heat will win this game 104-101.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 29-rated squad against Golden State's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 6 in the league with 8.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 7 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Warriors own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 100.2 points per game when playing on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring on their home court.
The Warriors were a 104-96 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bobcats. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (200) made winners of UNDER bettors. Golden State got 27 points from Stephen Curry en route to a 104-96 victory over Charlotte on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
In their last action, Miami was a 101-92 winner at home against the Hawks. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Miami got 27 points from LeBron James en route to a 101-92 victory over Atlanta on Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Warriors at Heat trends to consider:
Golden State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Golden State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Golden State's last 9 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
Miami is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Golden State
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Golden State
Golden State at Orlando, Friday, December 14
Miami home to Washington, Saturday, December 15