The Miami Heat travel to the Chase Center to take on the Golden State Warriors. The Heat have lost their last two games, most recently being upset on the road by the Sacramento Kings falling 105-97 to drop their record to 34-17 on the year. Golden State has also lost its last two games, the most recent falling at home to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Heat come in averaging 111.9 points per game ranking 15th in scoring offense while shooting 47% from the field ranking 8th in the NBA shooting percentage. The Heat are led by forward Jimmy Butler who leads the team in points with 20.5 per game while also leading the team in assists with 6.2 per game. Leading the frontcourt is Bam Adebayo who averages 16.1 points per game while adding a team-high 10.4 rebounds per game.
The Warriors have dealt with injuries all season long and come in averaging 106.4 points per game ranking 25th in the NBA while shooting 47.5% from the field. Leading the Warriors in scoring is Alec Burks who is averaging 16.1 points per game while adding 3.1 assists per game. The Warriors traded for Andrew Wiggins at the trade deadline who is averaging 20+ points and 5 rebounds for the Timberwolves.
The Warriors are allowing 114.8 points per game ranking 23rd in scoring defense while opposing teams are shooting 47.5% from the field which ranks 25th in defensive shooting percentage. Miami is allowing 108.2 points per game ranking 11th in scoring defense while holding opponents to 44.5% from the field ranking 6th in defensive shooting percentage.
The Heat have been a surprise team in the Eastern Conference and come in with a 27-22-2 record ATS on the year. Golden State comes in with a 26-26-1 record ATS on the year and has covered the spread in just three of their last four games.
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