The Miami Heat and the Golden State Warriors meet Monday. The Heat recently ended their five-game winning streak in the hands of the Kings. They will try to bounce back from the loss but are up against the top team in the Western Conference. The hosts return home following a victory against the Jazz.
Nitrobetting puts forward a preview of the upcoming Heat vs. Warriors matchup. We share essential event information, team and player stats, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and expert predictions.
Heat vs. Warriors Game Information
Steve Kerr said “there’s optimism” that Draymond Green could clear protocols and return for the Warriors against the Heat at home on Monday. Warriors will know more tomorrow.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 2, 2022
- When: Monday, January 3, 2021, 10:30 PM ET
- Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: 790 THE TICKET (Heat) / 95.7 THE GAME (Warriors)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Heat (+447) / Warriors (-588)
Why Bet on the Miami Heat?
The Heat holds the top spot in the Southeast Division and is looking good in the last few weeks. They secured seven wins in their last six matchups. This is the first time the side takes on the Warriors, which poses a major challenge for the road team.
The team scored 115 points or more in four of their last six games. This is huge for a team that averages only 107.7 points (17th) per game. Despite not being the biggest offensive threat in the league, we’ve seen the team deliver on this end of the court in recent games. The Heat is efficient beyond the arc and hit 37.1% of their shots (fourth). They average 46.0% shooting (12th) and 53.8% from the field (seventh).
Defense is where the Heat shines. They limit opponents to 103.6 points (third) and 44.1% shooting (seventh) per game. Additionally, the side limits teams to 49.8 total rebounds (second) per game.
Duncan Robinson, P.J. Tucker, and Dewayne Dedmon remain unavailable due to injury. Tyler Herro, Omer Yurtseven, and Caleb Martin start the game alongside Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry. Butler leads the team in points at 23.3 per game, while Lowry holds the team-high in assists at 8.1 per game.
Why Bet on the Golden State Warriors?
The Warriors are without a doubt one of the top teams in the league right now. There’s no sign of slowing down for this team, scoring four wins in their last five games. The side is relentless in front of their home crowd. They recorded just two home defeats in all seven losses.
The team scored 113 points or more in four of their last five games. They still hold one of the highest points per game averages in the league at 111.2 per game (sixth). Of curse, there’s no questioning the Warriors’ shooting abilities. They hit 37.0% of their shots from beyond the ard (fifth) and 56.4% from the two-point range (second). As a team, the squad records a 56.0% effective field goal percentage (second).
On defense, the hosts hold opponents to the least points per game. The team allows just 101.3 points (first) per game. Additionally, they hold opponents to just 42.7% shooting, which is also a league-high record at the time of this writing.
What makes Steve Kerr’s coaching impressive is his ability to give all players adequate time on the floor and rest. The entire roster, save for James Wiseman, is healthy and ready to play.
Heat vs. Warriors Betting Trends
- The Heat are 4-1 in their last five regular-season games against the Warriors (4-1 ATS).
- The Heat are 3-2 in their last five regular-season road games (3-2 ATS).
- The totals have gone over in two of the Heat’s last three regular-season road games against the Warriors.
- The Warriors are 4-1 in their last five regular-season games at the Chase Center (3-2 ATS).
- The Warriors are 4-1 in their last five regular-season home games against the Heat (2-3 ATS).
- The totals have gone under in three of the Warriors’ last five regular-season home games against the Heat.
Heat vs. Warriors Expert Betting Prediction
The Heat have to be at their best to take down the Warriors on their home court. Covering the spread is doable for the team as well. If head coach Erik Spoelstra can work his way around injuries, there’s a good chance that they cover the spread and keep things close enough to maintain a shot at winning.
We find a confident Warriors squad at the other end of the spectrum. The side produced positive results against the top dogs of the league since the beginning of the season. Home court advantage and a healthy lineup will play a huge role in their efforts to outpace the Heat.
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