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2021 NBA Handicapping
(23-24) Golden State Warriors vs. Miami Heat (23-24)
Date: Thursday, April 1st
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Warriors +113 | Heat -124
NBA Betting Odds: Heat -2
NBA Betting Total: O/U 220
On Thursday, April 1st, the Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat play for the second time this season. In the first match on February 17th, the Warrior won 120-112 in overtime.
The Warriors hold the all-time record between the clubs with 33 wins in 64 meetings. Last season, the teams played twice with the Heat winning both contests.
Golden State Warriors
The rest advantage lies with the Warriors in this match as they last played on Monday evening defeating the Chicago Bulls 116-102.
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Stephen Curry returned to the hardwood after missing five games due to an injured tailbone. He led the Warriors in the victory with 32 points connecting on six 3-pointers adding five rebounds, six assists, and a steal.
Kelly Oubre Jr. delivered a double-double effort with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Draymond Green offered his typical all-around effort of 11 points, five rebounds, nine assists, a steal, and a block.
Andrew Wiggins chipped in 21 points while James Wiseman added 12 points.
Chicago won many of the key categories such as scoring in the paint (58 to 46). The Bulls also shot a better percentage from the field on a highly efficient 52.4% compared to 50% by the Dubs.
The 14 point differential however was tied to Golden State taking eight additional shots (92 to 84) and performing better from the perimeter connecting on 16 triples compared to six by the Bulls.
Eric Paschall is listed as day-to-day with a wrist injury.
This game is will complete a back-to-back set that featured an opening game against the Indiana Pacers that Miami won in a defensive slugfest on Wednesday.
Miami had to fight all night to get back in the match but their defense proved to be the difference in clutch time.
Five Heat players scored in double-figures with Duncan Robinson leading the way with 20 points including six 3-pointers, eight rebounds, and four assists. Jimmy Butler registered 18 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals, and a block.
Bam Adebayo had a big night with 16 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, a steal, and two blocks. Tyler Herro (17) and Goran Dragic (12) were the other double-figure contributors.
Former Pacers player, Victor Oladipo didn’t face his former team and still hasn’t made his Heat debut dealing with an illness. Kendrick Nunn has missed the last two games with a sprained ankle. Both are listed as day-to-day.
Udonis Haslem (protocols), and KZ Okpala (protocols) remain out.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Warriors are 6-4 in the teams’ last 10 meetings.
- The Heat are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these clubs
- The teams are 5-5 in the over/under in their last 10 meetings.
- The Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The Heat are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
- The total has gone under in 5 of Golden State’s last 7 games.
- The total has gone under in 10 of Miami’s last 15 games.
Free Golden State Warriors vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction:
With Curry back, the Warriors should be more of a factor, especially with the rest advantage. The Heat are 2-4 in the second game of back-to-back sets.
The Warriors are 9-15 on the road.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Warriors +2
Although the Heat look strong defensively, I’m leaning toward the Warriors having the edge given the three days of prep they’ve had.
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