National Basketball Association: MIA vs. GS
Miami Heat (4-5, 1-2 away) at Golden State Warriors (7-3, 2-2 home)
November 6, 2017- 10:30 PM ET ORACLE Arena, Oakland, CA
Back home after a successful road trip, the Golden State Warriors will welcome in the Miami Heat into Oracle Arena on Monday night in a NBA matchup that has the following betting lines from our best sportsbooks;
Best Heat Lines: BetOnline Spread (+16.5) ML “See Live Odds”
Best Warriors Lines: 5Dimes Spread (-16.5) ML “See Live Odds”
Over/Under: MyBookie 226.5
With three consecutive convincing wins over Western Conference opponents to move their record to 7-3 on the young season, the Warriors will be fired-up for a return home where they will open up an eight-day homestand starting with a Miami team that will be in the second game of a back-to-back.
It will be Miami’s third straight road game, whereas the Warriors will enjoy the next four at home. In the midst of a six-game road swing, the Heat lost 95-94 at Denver on Friday but rebounded with a 104-101 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers to improve their record to 4-5 on the year.
Meeting for the first of two this season, it was the Heat who got the better of the Warriors the last time out with a 105-102 home win back in South Beach last January.
Point guard Goran Dragic leads the Heat in points scored per game with 20.3 and assists with 4.8. As a team, Miami is scoring 103.5 points per contest while allowing 105.1.
Golden State is lead by PG Stephen Curry in points scored with 26.7 per game, while power forward Draymond Green leads in rebounds with 7.8 and assists with 7.2 per game.
Known for their offensive firepower, the Warriors are putting up 120.7 points per game, but still have a bit of work to do on the offensive end where they are yielding 111.3 per game.
Both teams are scheduled to meet in December back in Miami.
Rested and ready to play, the Warriors enter as heavy favorites as they will look to take advantage of what may be a tired Miami team? For sports betting purposes for our US players, 5Dimes is favoring GS (-16.5) points over MIA with an over/under of 226.5 total game points scored. Feeling a closer game than expected, I will take the Heat PLUS the points (+16.5) to cover the spread against Golden State on the road as my best betting pick.