Much is made about the performance of a team in the regular season, but the harsh reality is that a great season can quickly be forgotten if playoff success does not follow. The Golden State Warriors are putting together a regular season for the ages, but they know that they now probably need to repeat as champion to validate that season. The Miami Heat may be a few years removed from their last championship season, but they still know the importance of following up a big regular season with playoff success. The postseason is still a little way off, and both of these team are focusing on nothing but the task at hand right now. That includes going head to head with one another in what should be a great game in Miami on Wednesday night. This is one that you should really get in on with a wager or two, so be sure to check out our pro basketball betting page for the latest odds for this game.
Golden State Warriors Vs Miami Heat NBA Odds, TV & Game Info
Why bet on the Golden State Warriors
It is not very often that we get to see Golden State (50-5) lose this season, so it’s always interesting to see how they react after they do. They went down in a big way to a red hot Portland Trail Blazers last week, but they have bounced back with consecutive wins on the road versus the LA Clippers ad Atlanta Hawks. They have 3 games left on this road trip, and not one of them is a game that could be considered a gimme. All 5 losses that the Warriors have taken this season have come on the road, but you can’t forget that they have also won 26 games away from home. They already have a win over the Heat this season, and have now beaten Miami in each of their last 3 meetings. The Warriors are averaging 115.0 PPG, and are giving up 103.5 PPG.
Why bet on the Miami Heat
If you look at the state of the Miami Heat (32-24) right now, you would assume that they would be in serious trouble. Bosh and Wade have injury concerns, and Hassan Whiteside seems to have some temper issues, yet this team continues to win. They are coming into this one on a 3-game winning streak, and they are doing so in large part because of the play of Goran Dragic. He has not looked like a very good fit playing alongside Wade, but he has stepped up in a big way with Wade out of the line-up. The Heat have not done particularly well against the Warriors over the last 2 seasons, but their current form, as well as an 18-11 record at home will make them feel as though they have a shot here. The Heat are averaging 96.8 PPG, and are giving up 96.5 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Both of these teams have come bolting out of the gate after the All-Star Break, but you have to say that the Warriors are far and away the better of the two teams. They are better equipped to take advantage of the current weaknesses of the Heat, which is exactly what I think they will do here.
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