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Miami Heat vs. Golden State Warriors - 2/27/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Golden State Warriors at Miami Heat
Date & Time Wednesday February 27, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
American Airlines Arena
Miami, Florida
The Line
The Line: Miami Heat +8.5 -- Over/Under: 223
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The Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat meet Wednesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena.

The Golden State Warriors look for another victory after winning 20 of their last 24 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 118.8 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 28.4 points and 5.3 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 27.5 points and seven rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarcus Cousins is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won 12 of their last 13 road games.

The Miami Heat need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 105.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Josh Richardson is averaging 17.4 points and four assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 14.3 points and 4.5 assists. Dwyane Wade is the third double-digit scorer and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 12.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat haven’t won a home game since January 12.

The Warriors are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Heat are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss, 15-6 ATS in their last 21 Wednesday games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Warriors are 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Miami and 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 9-4 in Heat last 13 home games. The under is 5-1 in Warriors last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.

The Miami Heat have played the Golden State Warriors tough over the years, which includes a two-point loss on the road a little over two weeks ago. The Warriors are also just 16-17 ATS this season when favored by eight or more points. With that said, the Miami Heat look like a team that's given up on the season, as they collapse every second half and just lost to the Phoenix Suns at home Monday night. The Heat are losing by an average of seven points in their last five games and are shooting just 44.1 percent from the field at home. The Heat do have this weird ability to raise their level of play against top tier teams, but I want no parts of this club in its current form. The Warriors should cruise by double digits easily.

Golden State Warriors -8.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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