Heat vs. Warriors - 2/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (50-5) at Miami Heat (32-24)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat +7.5 -- Over/Under: 216 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, SUN
The Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat meet Wednesday night at the American Airlines Arena.
The Golden State Warriors look to build on their historic 50-5 record as they chase history. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 29.8 points and 6.6 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 21.6 points and 3.8 rebounds. Draymond Green is dishing 7.3 assists and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 41.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost nine road games since March. Anderson Varejao is questionable.
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The Miami Heat look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 96.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.7 points and 4.7 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 12.8 points and 5.4 assists. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.4 rebounds and Luol Deng is dishing 1.5 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have split their last 12 home games. Beno Udrih is questionable with a foot injury.
The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Warriors are 6-0-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Miami and 5-2-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
I really like the way the Heat are playing lately, as the ball is moving more and Dragic is starting to look like an all-star point guard again. Whiteside in the paint should also dominate this small Warriors lineup. Add in the fact the Warriors have taken their foot off the gas a bit recently, I think Miami can hang at home.