Warriors vs. Heat - 1/14/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (17-21) at Golden State Warriors (29-5)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -12.5 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, CSNB
The Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors play Wednesday night at the ORACLE Arena.
The Miami Heat have won three of their last four games and play their fourth straight road game. On the season, the Heat are averaging 94 points on 46.2 percent shooting and are allowing 98 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Chris Bosh is averaging 21.6 points and 7.8 rebounds while Luol Deng is averaging 13.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Mario Chalmers is dishing 4.2 assists. The Miami Heat have caught fire a bit with the addition of Whiteside, who has 38 points in his last two games. The Heat are playing with a little more confidence, especially on the defensive end where they’ve held their last four opponents under 100 points. Dwyane Wade is questionable for this game with a hamstring injury.
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The Golden State Warriors have won seven straight games and play their fifth home game of the month. On the season, the Warriors are averaging 109.2 points on 48.4 percent shooting and are allowing 98.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 22.9 points and eight assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 21.6 points and 3.1 assists. Draymond Green is grabbing 8.4 rebounds and Harrison Barnes is shooting 50.6 percent from the field. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 51 percent from the field and 43 percent from downtown in their last five games. The Warriors are nearly unbeatable when their shots are falling, which explains why they have the best record in the league and are 16-1 SU on their home court. The Warriors have topped 100 points in 10 of their last 11 games.
The Heat are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 vs. Western Conference. The Warriors are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 home games and 36-16 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Heat are 6-2-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Golden State and road team is 14-4-3 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
I'm not touching the spread, especially with the status of Wade up in the air. Instead, I'm taking the over. Both teams are shooting a solid percentage lately and the over has hit in 11 of the last 15 meetings between these two teams. Take the over.