Golden State Warriors vs Miami Heat Prediction NBA Picks 3/26/24

Miami Heat (39-32) vs Golden State Warriors (36-34)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Kaseya Center)

Betting Odds: Miami Heat +1.5 -- Over/Under: 219 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat meet Tuesday in the NBA action at the Kaseya Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Warriors vs Heat prediction.

Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have been in rough shape as they've lost six of their last nine games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after falling just short to the Timberwolves in a 114-110 road loss on Sunday. Stephen Curry led the team with 31 points on nine of 21 shooting, Klay Thompson added 16 points off the bench while Andrew Wiggins chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Warriors shot 44 percent from the field and 14 of 36 from the 3-point line as they played great defense to start the game, holding the Timberwolves to just 18 points in the first quarter to take an early 12-point lead but they never put the Timberwolves away and it cost them in the fourth quarter where they allowed 36 points to end up on the wrong side of the scoreboard. The Warriors are 36-34 in the West and are 2.5 games behind the Lakers.

Miami Heat

The Miami Heat recently lost to the 76ers and Pelicans, while beating the Cavaliers.  Haywood Highsmith led the team with 18 points on seven of 10 shooting off the bench, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo each scored 15 points while Terry Rozier chipped in with 14 points and five assists. As a team, the Heat shot 51 percent from the field and 15 of 38 from the 3-point line as they dominated right from the start, setting to the tone with 32 points in the first quarter to jump out in front by double digits right away, before they clamped down defensively to restrict the Cavaliers to just 35 points in the second and third quarters combined to run away with it.

Miami Heat Player Facts

  • Bam Adebayo ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.7) this season.
  • Jimmy Butler ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.4) this season.

Golden State Warriors Player Facts

  • Stephen Curry ranks 1st amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (4.9) this season.
  • Jonathan Kuminga is one of only 19 players to have scored 30+ points off the bench in a game this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.4).
  • The Heat rank 2nd in the league for opponent field goal attempts per game this season (85.7).
  • The Warriors rank 1st in the league for rebounds per game this season (46.8).
  • The Warriors rank 30th in the league for Q4 opponent points per game this season (29.5).

Warriors vs Heat prediction

The Warriors could be a little shorthanded with Trayce Jackson-Davis listed as questionable, while the Heat are keeping eyes on Caleb Martin, Kevin Love and Jaime Jacquez Jr who are all questionable. The Heat come into this meeting as the team in better form, but they are still banged up at the moment and you just assume the Warriors will start to turn things around sooner rather than later. This is a tough one to pick as you can make an argument for either side here, but with the Heat still missing a bunch of players, I am slightly more comfortable going with the Warriors to take advantage and get a much-needed win here.

 

Peter’s Pick Golden State -1.5

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