Heat vs Warriors Prediction - NBA Picks 12/28/23

Golden State Warriors (15-14) vs Miami Heat (17-12)

Game Info: Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Chase Center)

Betting Odds: Golden State Warriors -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Miami Heat are riding a 3-game winning streak. The Golden State Warriors look for a win after winning 5 of their last 6 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Miami Heat vs Golden State Warriors prediction.

Miami Heat Betting Preview

The Miami Heat beat the Magic, Hawks and 76ers during this streak. The Miami Heat are averaging 113.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 48 percent shooting. Tyler Herro is averaging 24 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 22 points and 9.9 rebounds. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Duncan Robinson is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.

Miami Heat Player Facts

  • Tyler Herro ranks 9th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.4) this season.
  • Bam Adebayo ranks 34th amongst qualified players for FG% (51.1%) this season.

Golden State Warriors Betting Preview

The Golden State Warriors beat the Wizards and Trail Blazers last week, but they’re coming off a loss to the Nuggets. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 117.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 115.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.9 points and 4.4 assists, while Klay Thompson is averaging 17.3 points and 2.1 assists. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathan Kuminga is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game.

Golden State Warriors Player Facts

  • Stephen Curry ranks 1st amongst qualified players for FT% (93.4%) this season.
  • Klay Thompson ranks 7th amongst qualified players for FT% (90.8%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Warriors rank 1st in the league for rebounds per game this season (47.4).
  • The Warriors rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (13.2).
  • The Heat rank T1st in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (9.4).
  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.2).

Miami Heat vs Golden State Warriors prediction

The Miami Heat are more than capable of pulling off the upset here, and they've been sharp lately with the return of Bam and Herro. However, the Heat have Butler, Robinson, Lowry, Richardson, and Martin on their injury list as questionable or doubtful. It's hard to back a team when you have no idea if half the roster will play. The Golden State Warriors have quietly won 5 of their last 6 games, and their offense can bury teams at home if those outside shots are falling. Check the injury list before betting this game, but for now, I lean Warriors.

Randy’s Pick Golden State Warriors -2.5

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