Warriors vs. Heat NBA Odds and Preview – March 23rd, 2022

The Golden State Warriors and the Miami Heat meet Wednesday in their last clash of the regular season. It’s been a tough few days for Steve Kerr after he lost one of his star guards, Stephen Curry, to a left foot sprain. The six-time champions are now riding a three-game losing streak. Meanwhile, the Heat looks better with two wins in their last three games. Miami clinched the top spot of the Southeast Division and currently holds the Eastern Conference no. 1 seed.

Get a full preview of the Warriors vs. Heat game down below. Nitrobetting goes over the game’s important points, including event details, team and player stats, and the latest NBA betting odds. More than that, we share crucial betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks.

Warriors vs. Heat Game Information

Why Bet on the Golden State Warriors?

This is the second of five-straight road games for the Warriors, and the side is in dire need of momentum before the regular season closes. More than that, the remaining days are going to be challenging for the side without one-half of the Splash Brothers on the floor. Nevertheless, we expect the visitors to remain competitive with Jordan Poole filling in the starting guard position.

The Warriors have plenty of offense to give. They average 111.2 points (13th) per game on 46.9% shooting (sixth). The team hits 56.0% of its short and mid-range attempts (third) and records solid numbers from the three-point line at 36.1% (ninth). We expect to see solid ball movement from the side as they average 27.2 assists in 72 games played.

Defensively, the Warriors can keep the Heat on their toes from start to finish. As a team, they limit opponents to 105.2 points (fifth) per game. The squad raises solid shooting defense and limits teams to 43.8% shooting. Moreover, the Warriors are the better defensive rebounding team here. They average 35.7 defensive boards (fourth) per game.

Why Bet on the Miami Heat?

The Heat’s depth chart looks a little shallow with multiple players on the injury report. Starting forward Jimmy Butler is dealing with ankle issues, while backup guard Tyler Herro recently sustained a knee injury–both of which are day-to-day. Victor Oladipo (back) and Caleb Martin (knee) are also waiting for a green light from the team doctors. Despite that, the hosts enter the contest as favorites.

Miami can bring the Heat in this matchup as they boast solid numbers on both ends of the floor. On offense, the team only averages 109.5 points (17th) per game but has impressive shooting numbers. The squad combines for a league-best 37.3% three-point shooting and a top-three free-throw percentage at 81.3%. Despite average two-point shooting numbers at 52.7% (20th), we expect the side to keep Golden State’s defense on its toes.

The Heat is more than capable of keeping up with the Warriors’ offense. Defensively, the hosts hold opponents to 104.9 points (fourth) per game on 44.5% shooting (fourth). They have an impressive three-point shooting defense that keeps teams to 34.0% (fifth) in 72 games played.

Warriors vs. Heat Betting Trends

  • The Warriors are 1-4 in the last five road games (2-3 ATS).
  • The Warriors are 2-3 in the last five games against the Heat (1-4 ATS).
  • The totals went under in two of the Warriors’ last five road games against the Heat.
  • The Heat are 4-1 in the last five home games against the Warriors (4-1 ATS).
  • The Heat are 3-2 in the last five games at FTX Arena (1-4 ATS).
  • The totals went over in four of the Heat’s last five games against the Warriors.

Warriors vs. Heat Expert Betting Prediction

The Warriors have to get some pace going before the playoffs. But, don’t expect the Heat to make it easy for the Western Conference no. 3 seed. Coach Erik Spoelstra and his squad are the favorites to win this game with more consistent results coming from the side in recent weeks together with home-court advantage. Nonetheless, don’t write off the Warriors just yet. If this team can adjust quickly without Stephen Curry on the floor and once the role players start to get driving power, covering the spread and even scoring the win is likely to happen. Ultimately, we look forward to a close game between the two sides in their last matchup of the regular season.

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