50-5 (30-23-2 ATS)
32-24 (29-26-1 ATS)
|How To Watch
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016.
|AmericanAirlines Arena - Miami, FL.
|4:30 p.m. PST|
|CSN Bay Area | KNBR 680 AM | NBC Live Extra|
|Blog Buddy: Hot Hot Hoops|
Golden State -8.5
|Golden State -420||★||Miami +350|
|214.5 Total Points|
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors take their talents to South Beach to battle against three time NBA champion Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat. When asked how to defeat the red hot Warriors, the 12 time All-Star Wade cut right to the chase. "You have to play near-perfect, and they have to play very bad." (Bay Area News Group).
The Dubs enter Miami with the NBA's best record away from home at 26-5. With ten road games remaining on the year the Warriors need to go just 7-3 to beat the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls record for most road wins in a single season with 33.
Regardless of history, the Warriors face a tough challenge against a formidable Heat squad. The Dubs are early eight and a half point favorites according to a number of virtual sportsbooks on OddsShark.com.
Miami is 9-3 both SU and ATS in their last 12 games overall, but are 0-5 ATS in their last five games against Golden State. The Heat have yet to defeat the Warriors since LeBron James left for Cleveland after the 2014 season.
The OVER/UNDER line will be a tough call in tonight's game, as the line currently sits at 214.5 total points according to BetOnline. Golden State touts one of the best offense's in recent memory, averaging an NBA best 115 points per game this season. However Miami's stout defense allows an average of 97 points per game, ranking them second in the NBA in opponent points per game behind only the San Antonio Spurs.
Check out the highlights of the last time these two teams met back on January 11th of 2016:
From 2/21 vs. Atlanta:
James Michael McAdoo listed as questionable.— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) February 23, 2016
Hassan Whiteside on Warriors: "I hope they don't play Bogut as much. I'd love to get after their smaller guys."— Jason Lieser (@JasonLieser) February 23, 2016
What did Justise Winslow take from the #Heat's first meeting with Warriors? "That they're beatable."— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) February 23, 2016
Advanced statistics say when Dray is coy and doesn't talk heavy trash pre-game he destroys the player https://t.co/HgSYTBaTLn— sam esfandiari (@samesfandiari) February 24, 2016