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Warriors vs Heat Preview

Miami HeatGolden State Warriors
36-14February 12, 2014, 10:30 | Oracle Arena31-21

The Warriors will try to cover the spread at Oracle Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Heat in basketball action.

Golden State battles the Heat, currently with a 36-14 mark (23-27 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 22-29-1 for the Warriors and 29-21 for the Heat. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Miami Heat vs Golden State Warriors Odds and Stats.

This game matches up the No. 7 (Warriors) and the No. 20 (Heat) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 100-98 result in favor of the Warriors is predicted by handicapping models.

Miami was a 103-97 winner in its last match on the road against the Suns. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 200 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Suns were burned for 37 points by LeBron James on Tuesday as the Heat picked up a 103-97 win at US Airways Center.

In their last action, Golden State was a 123-80 winner at home against the 76ers. They covered the 15-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Philadelphia was run off the court by the Warriors on Monday as Golden State blasted the 76ers 123-80 at Oracle Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Golden State's No. 10-ranked offense (103.44 PPG) against a Heat defense that ranks No. 10 at 98.8 PPG. The Warriors have averaged 45.86% from the field per game, less than the Heat have managed so far this season (50.7% on average).

Next up:
Miami at Dallas, Tuesday, February 18th
Golden State at Sacramento, Wednesday, February 19th