Golden State Warriors vs Miami Heat Prediction, 4/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Miami Heat
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+2.5)
The Miami Heat (23-24) play the Golden State Warriors (23-24) at AmericanAirlines Arena on Thursday. Miami opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The total is set at 220.
The Golden State Warriors took the court against the Chicago Bulls and went home with a win by a final score of 116-102 in their last game. Golden State walked away from the game with a 50.0% FG percentage (46 out of 92) and converted 16 of 38 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Warriors buried 8 of their 9 attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they compiled 39 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 28 assists in the game while forcing 19 turnovers and having 9 steals. In the matter of defense, Golden State let their opponent shoot 52.4% from the field on 44 out of 84 shooting. Chicago distributed 33 dimes and had 8 steals for the matchup. In addition, Chicago had 39 rebounds (8 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 8 blocked shots. Chicago finished the contest at 72.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of 11 tries. They knocked down 6 out of their 24 tries from distance.
Stephen Curry is one guy who was a factor for this contest. He scored 32 points on 11 out of 24 shooting. He was on the court for 30:17 mins and snagged 5 boards. Curry walked away from this one shooting 45.8% from the floor and totaled 6 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in the matchup for the Warriors was Andrew Wiggins. He had 3 rebounds in his 34:33 minutes played. He walked away from this one shooting 53.3% from the floor for the contest via 8-of-15 (21 points). When the game finished, Wiggins had 5 assists.
Golden State will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 23-24 for the campaign. They average 112.7 pts per contest (13th in the NBA) while hitting 46.3% from the floor. The Warriors are connecting on 37.0% on three-point attempts (649 of 1,753) and 77.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Golden State is pulling down 42.6 boards per contest and has tallied 1,295 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 1st in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 14.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 21.6 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Warriors are forcing 15.4 turnovers per game and they draw 20.4 fouls. They are ranked 13th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,127 surrendered for the campaign. The Warriors defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.3% (726 of 958) and they relinquish 48.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They are giving up 36.9% on shots from distance and they are ranked 23rd in the league in PPG allowed (113.6).
The last time they took the court, the Miami Heat walked away with a victory by a final of 98-88 when they played the New York Knicks. The Heat pulled down 35 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 in this matchup. They gave up possession 12 times, while getting 7 steals in this contest. The Knicks committed 19 fouls in this matchup which took the Heat to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They were able to make 14 of them for a percentage of 82.4%. In terms of three-point attempts, Miami knocked down 10 of 34 attempts (29.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Heat ended up shooting 37 for 86 from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.0%. The Heat allowed the Knicks to bury 33 of 80 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 41.3% for this contest. They finished 27.8% from distance by connecting on 10 out of 36 and finished the contest at 12 of 20 at the free throw line (60.0%). In relation to rebounds, Miami allowed New York to pull down 41 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Jimmy Butler was important for the Heat in this game. He buried 10 of 15 for the game giving him a rate of 66.7%, and earned 5 rebounds. Butler recorded 27 points in his 34:00 minutes of playing time and had 6 assists for the game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Miami was Bam Adebayo. He walked away with 4 assists in 37:29 mins on the court, and he shot 9 of 17 from the floor. Adebayo ended up shooting 52.9% from the field in addition to totaling 20 points and 17 total rebounds.
Miami has a win-loss mark of 23-24 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Heat are hitting on 45.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 21st in the league. Miami has totaled 4,998 points on the season (106.3 per game) and they pull in 42.9 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 25.8 times per game (10th in the league) and they turn it over 14.8 times per game. The Heat are responsible for committing 19.0 fouls per game and they hit 79.4% from the charity stripe. The Heat are ranked 5th in basketball in points given up per game with 107.6. They give up 25.4 assists and 44.1 boards every game, which ranks 21st and 15th in the league. The Miami defense allows 36.3% from downtown (692 of 1,906) and opponents are making 78.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.5% from the field (2nd in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Miami (-2.5) and over 220 points
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