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Golden State Warriors vs. Miami Heat Predictions, Picks and NBA Preview – January 23, 2017

Golden State Warriors vs. Miami Heat Predictions, Picks and NBA Preview – January 23, 2017


Golden State Warriors vs. Miami Heat Betting Preview

Where: American Airlines Arena — Miami, FL

When: Monday, January 23, 2016, 7:30 PM ET

Line: Golden State Warriors (-11) at Miami Heat (+11); total: 216.0 – view all NBA lines

TV Broadcast: CSBA / SUN

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Betting on the Golden State Warriors (38-6)

Point Spread: -11

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson made it rain in Orlando Sunday night, combining for 14 treys and 48 points in what turned out to be a 118-98 victory for the Warriors who have now won seven-consecutive games.

Kevin Durant added 15 points, 10 rebounds and six dimes in a rare low-scoring performance for the former league MVP. Draymond Green, meanwhile, struggled with his stroke but made his impact in other ways with 10 boards and four assists.

The Warriors have put up no fewer than 107 points in their winning streak, including four-straight 120-point games. That shouldn’t come as a surprise when you have, arguably speaking, four future Hall of Famers playing on one team.

Golden State’s league-leading offense (118.0 PPG) should blitz its way tonight against Miami, which clearly does not have enough weapons to hang around with the Dubs, who are 5-0 SU and 1-3-1 ATS in the last five meetings of this matchup.

Betting on the Miami Heat (14-30)

Point Spread: +11

Miami’s best shot of an upset here is winning the defensive battle. The Heat are winners of their last three games, and have limited their previous two opponents below 100 points.

That’ll obviously be a thousand times harder to do against the Warriors, but not impossible. Hassan Whiteside needs to continue doing what he does best: control the boards and reject any shots near the rim. The 27-year-old big man leads the league in rebounds (14.2) and ranks fifth in blocks (2.1).

On the other side, Goran Dragic and Dion Waiters have to show up like the way they did so during Saturday’s 109-97 win against Milwaukee. The lefty Slovenian guard finished with 25 points and six dimes, while the latter equaled his career high of 33 points on 12-for-19 shooting, including five threes.

The Heat are 5-5 SU and 6-4 ATS in their past 10 home games.

Writer’s Prediction

Warriors (-11) win and cover.

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