Golden St Warriors versus Miami Heat Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-16-2013

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The 24-12 Miami Heat will travel to play the 23-13 Golden St Warriors in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Golden St is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

The NBA odds from this contest will come out Wednesday afternoon as Stephen Curry is probable with a hyperextended knee.

The teams met back on December 12th and it was Golden St with the 97-95 road win at Miami as a +8 ½ point underdog. The total came in at under 206 ½ points. Trend: Golden St Warriors are 3-0 ATS in their past three meetings with the Miami Heat.

The Heat is 8-9 straight up on the road this season. This is the fifth game of a six game trip out west and Miami is 1-3 thus far. On Thursday the Heat will be on a back to back against the Lakers. They come off the 104-97 road loss on Monday night to the Utah Jazz as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended over 196 points. Miami fell behind by 15 points at halftime and trailed by 19 entering the fourth quarter. They waste a 54% shooting night in the defeat. The Heat suffered through another bad rebounding performance as the Jazz pull down 17 more boards that Miami. Their lack of size in the low post hurts Miami in the rebounding department as they rank 30th and last in the NBA for rebounds.

Golden St is 12-5 straight up on their home court this season. After a four game win streak the Warriors have lost three of their past four games. They come off the 116-105 road defeat on Sunday to the Denver Nuggets as a +6 ½ point underdog. The total came in at over 209 points. The Warriors get demolished in the fourth quarter as Denver outscores Golden St 37-18. Golden St wasted a good shooting performance as they make nearly 52% of their shots. The free throw discrepancy was significant as the Warriors attempt just 8 and the Nuggets 27. The Warriors also give away 18 turnovers. Stephen Curry led the Nuggets with 29 points and 7 assists. Golden St has been an improved defensive club this year ranking fifth in the NBA in opponents field goal percentage at 43.1%.

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