Can the Warriors’ offense get past the tough defense of Miami?
There’s no denying that Golden State has a great offense, but they’re missing Stephen Curry. Without him, they’ll have their leading scorer sidelined along with a few of their other players. Relying on Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, the Warriors will hope to get past the Heat defense. The question is, will the injuries be too much to overcome on Wednesday night?
The Miami Heat are dealing with their own set of injuries as well. Both Jimmy Butler and Victor Oladipo are on the “day-to-day” list. Now, they could be cleared to play on Wednesday night, but if they aren’t, they’ll need others to step up. Kyle Lowry and Bam Adebayo are two of the players the Heat will need to make an impact. So, let’s see if we can make the right pick for this game.
Game Preview: Golden State Warriors at Miami Heat March 23rd
The Golden State Warriors were on a winning streak up until their loss to the Boston Celtics. Unfortunately, with all of the injuries piling up, the Warriors are in a precarious position. The good news is they’re still third in the Western Conference and will likely get into the playoffs. Even with a loss to the Heat, the Warriors won’t lose their spot. However, they likely won’t want to take a loss.
The Miami Heat have a slight hold on the Eastern Conference and lead by just a few games. A win here would tighten their grip on the conference, keeping them in front of the Milwaukee Bucks. They’ll rely on their defense to win this game for them, which is their best bet. As a defense, the Heat allow just 104.74 points per game. So, who’s the best pick on Wednesday?
Golden State Warriors at Miami Heat Betting Prediction
The last time these two faced off was in early January, Stephen Curry was also still playing. Golden State came in as 10.5-point favorites and won the game, but failed to cover the spread. The final score ended up, 115-108, and the total went over the expected 215.5. These teams have a 5-5 record against each other making this one a rather tough one to call.
You have to take into consideration how many players could be missing for the Warriors. Not only Stephen Curry but Gary Payton II as well. Andrew Wiggins is listed as “day-to-day” along with Moses Moody. With all of these injuries, the Warriors are going to have a hard time winning this game. Because of this, we’ll take the Miami Heat at home to win and cover the spread.
When it comes to the total, the key here is Miami’s defense. Only allowing around 104 points per game should keep this total low. The injuries to the Warriors’ offense don’t help either. Miami has gone 7-3 ATS when playing the Warriors in their last ten. Of those ten games, the total has gone under four times.
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.