We are at the stage of the NBA season where it begins to make sense to talk about potential playoff matchups and which teams might represent their respective conferences in the NBA Finals. Of course, we are all well aware that anything can happen once we get into the postseason, but there are some definite favorites emerging on both sides. When thinking about potential Finals matchups, you have to say that this has a chance to be one of them. The Heat are on top in the Eastern Conference, and while the Warriors are sliding a little, they still need to be considered a threat in the West. The odds for this one will be up on Wednesday morning, but let’s look ahead to what promises to be a fun game so you can bet against their NBA Odds.
NBA Betting Preview for Golden State Warriors at Miami
NBA Wednesday Betting: Warriors versus Heat
- When: Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 PM EST
- Where: FTX Arena, Miami
Why bet on the Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors were already in a bit of a slump before losing Stephen Curry to injury, but things are even worse now. They head into their Tuesday night game having lost 2 in a row and 6 of their last 10 and will be looking to rectify that before heading to Miami for what will be a tough outing. I think they will get the win over Orlando on Tuesday, but this one might be a bit of a different story. While the Warriors have mot been at their best, they have been a decent bet against the spread, going 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. Things are not quite as convincing versus teams with a winning record, with Golden State going 3-7 ATS in their last 10 outings in those games. The UNDER has been trending for the Warriors, with 5 of their last 6 going that route, but 7 of their last 8 versus teams with a winning record have gone OVER.
Why bet on the Miami Heat
While it is certainly not a done deal yet, the Miami Heat have established themselves at the top of the Eastern Conference, and despite losing their last outing, they still have a 2 ½ game lead over the chasing pack. When looking at the Warriors, we see that they become a less likely pick when going against the better teams in the league, but that is certainly not the case with the Heat. They are in fact a rather impressive 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games versus teams with a record of .600 or better. They are also 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games versus teams with a winning record. There is also a trend to like when looking at the point total, with the OVER hitting in the last 4 games that the Heat have played against teams with a winning record.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
It’s tough to make a totally accurate prediction without knowing what the odds are, but there are a couple that I am willing to make. I like the Heat to win straight up, but I also really like the OVER in this one.
Pick: Golden State Warriors 110 Miami Heat 121