Miami Heat vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 2/17/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+2.5)
Chase Center is the site where and the Golden State Warriors (15-13) will take on the Miami Heat (11-16) on Wednesday. Golden State opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 233.
The Miami Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Los Angeles Clippers and went home with a loss by a final score of 125-118 in their last game. Miami ended the contest having earned a 50.5% field goal percentage (46 of 91) and made 8 of their 36 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Heat converted 18 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 81.8%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they earned 39 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 27 dimes for the contest as well as having 7 steals and 6 blocked shots. When talking about the defense, Miami allowed the other team to shoot 55.3% from the floor on 47 out of 85 shooting. Los Angeles earned 31 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Clippers pulled down 39 rebounds (7 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Los Angeles finished shooting 80.0% when shooting free throws by converting 16 of 20 tries. They made 15 of 32 shots from long range.
Jimmy Butler is a guy who was a contributor for the contest. He scored 30 points on 10 of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 37:57 minutes played and grabbed 10 boards. Butler walked away from this one shooting 52.6% from the floor and distributed 10 assists. Another guy that came through in the game for the Heat was Bam Adebayo. He pulled down 12 rebounds and also had 7 dimes. He finished the game at 80.0% from the field in this game by going 12-of-15 (27 points). When the game finished, Adebayo saw the court for 35:54 min.
Miami will play this contest with a record of 11-16 for the campaign. The Heat are connecting on 35.2% from downtown (351 of 997) and 78.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 106.6 points per contest (27th in the NBA) while connecting on 46.3% from the field. They turn the ball over 16.4 times per game and as a group are committing 19.8 fouls per contest. As a unit, Miami is pulling down 42.0 boards per contest and is sitting with 687 dimes this year, which has them ranked 10th in the league in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Heat are able to force 15.0 turnovers per game while drawing 21.0 fouls. They are giving up 37.2% on 3-point attempts and they are 7th in the NBA in opponents points per game (110.1). The Heat defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.9% (405 of 568) and they surrender 44.1 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 17th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 677 relinquished for the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Golden State Warriors went home victorious with a score of 129-98 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors recorded 34 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in this game. They also turned away 10 shots while getting 9 steals for the contest. The Cavaliers committed 24 fouls in the matchup which took the Warriors to the free throw line for 21 attempts. They were able to knock down 20 of them for a rate of 95.2%. With regard to shots from downtown, Golden State buried 17 out of 37 tries (45.9%). When all was said and done, the Warriors went 46 out of 88 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 52.3%. The Warriors permitted the Cavaliers to convert 37 out of 95 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.9% in this contest. They shot 26.7% from distance by going 8 out of 30 and finished the contest at 16 of 20 at the free throw line (80.0%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Golden State permitted Cleveland to pull down 49 in total (15 on the offensive side).
Stephen Curry ended up being important for the Warriors in the game. He buried 13 of 19 for the contest for a field goal rate of 68.4%, which earned him 36 points. Curry collected 2 boards in his 29:47 minutes of playing time and had 6 assists for this contest. Another guy who came through for Golden State was Andrew Wiggins. He scored 15 points in his 29:58 minutes played via 5 out of 13 shooting for this game. Wiggins ended up shooting 38.5% from the field while earning 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Golden State has a win-loss record of 15-13 so far this season. The Warriors commit 22.4 personal fouls per game and they go 77.8% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 27.4 times per game (3rd in the league) and they cough up possession 14.4 times per contest. Golden State has accounted for 3,205 pts on the campaign (114.5 per contest) and they grab 43.8 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Warriors are hitting on 46.4% from the floor, which is ranked 15th in basketball. The Warriors defensively are ranked 19th in basketball in points given up per game with 112.9. They allow 23.3 dimes and 48.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 5th and 29th in the NBA. The Golden State defense surrenders 36.9% on 3-point attempts (365 of 988) and opponents are knocking down 78.8% of their foul shots. They are able to force 15.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.8% from the floor (2nd in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Golden State (-2.5) and under 233 points
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