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Miami Heat vs Golden State Warriors 7/5/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Golden State Warriors vs Miami Heat
July 5, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Heat +1.5 / Golden State Warriors -1.5
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The Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat meet Sunday in NBA Summer League action at the Chase Center. The Golden State Warriors are still looking for their first summer league victory. The Miami Heat also look to avoid an 0-3 record.

The Golden State Warriors are averaging 72.5 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 86 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Gui Santos is averaging 15 points and 1.5 assists, while Lester Quinones is averaging 13 points and 5 rebounds. Payton Willis is the third double-digit scorer and Moses Moody is dishing 3 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 57.4 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 17.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.

The Miami Heat are averaging 65 points on 32.9 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Javonte Smart is averaging 12.5 points and 3 rebounds, while Kyle Allman Jr. is averaging 11 points and 3 rebounds. Haywood Highsmith is the third double-digit scorer and Mychal Mulder is dishing 1 assist. The Miami Heat are shooting 24.1 percent from beyond the arc and 57.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game.

I’m not running to the window to back either of these teams with what we’ve seen through 2 games. With that said, I’d lean Warriors if forced to pick. The Golden State Warriors have shown more life through their 2 losses, while the Miami Heat are shooting 32.9 percent from the field and 24.1 percent from 3. Me, you and 3 of your friends could probably have more success. It’s been ugly for the Heat. Also, it doesn’t hurt that this is a home game for the Warriors, even if the gym isn’t packed and a lot of these guys aren’t on the actual team itself. I’ll lay the bucket with the Warriors.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Golden State Warriors -1.5

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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