Sportsbooks Predicting A Warrior Blowout
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The Golden State Warriors have been pegged as online NBA betting favorites throughout the entire season and rightfully so. With 42 games under their belt, this year’s new and improved Warriors have already picked up 38 wins but have conceded 6 losses. They might not be able to match last year’s historic sportsbook record but with Kevin Durant in the mix there’s no denying that Golden State is a much deadlier team. And with their recent win over the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed, Stephen Curry and company are poised to take on anyone – and that includes the East’s penultimate seed.
On Monday, January 23rd the Golden State Warriors will continue their 4-game road trip by traveling to the Sunshine State to take on the Miami Heat. The Warriors – who are on a 7-game winning streak, will be looking to continue their on-the-road success against a lackluster Miami team. The Heat will be closing out a 4-game home streak this Monday night and have been able to defend the home court successfully in their first three contests. Let’s see if the online NBA betting odds think the Heat can make it 4 in a row.
NBA SPORTSBOOK ODDS – REGULAR SEASON – Monday, January 23rd
Golden State Warriors -11½ (-110) 216½ (-110) -850
Miami Heat +11½ (-110) 216½ (-110) +575
Reasonably enough, the bookies don’t think you should pick the Heat for a bet on NBA lines. This past offseason Miami had a falling out with the former face of their franchise, Dwayne Wade. Shortly put, Miami gave Wade the cold shoulder in contract negotiations in order to save cap space for an offer towards Durant, and Wade decided to reply to the disrespect by sailing to Chicago, his hometown. The Bulls may not have a winning record, but they are still doing better than the 14-30 Heat.
The Warriors will be looking to keep their impressive winning streak alive by once again relying on their superstars and former MVPs. Golden State has won 12 out of their last 14 games and against a lowly Miami team sportsbook fans can expect them to pick up another win. The Warriors are led in points by their offseason acquisition who is averaging 25.9 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Next is Stephen Curry and his 24.8 points and 5.8 assists per game. Klay Thompson is also averaging double digits while Draymond Green is netting 8.5 rebounds. As a team Golden State averages 117.5 points per game and makes 49.9% of their shots.
With Wade no longer in the mix, the Heat are led by Goran Dragic who is averaging 19 points and 6.6 assists per game. Hassan Whiteside is gaining 17.2 points and 14.3 assists per game. Tyler Johnson is Miami’s third double digit scorer while Dion Waiters is garnering 3.5 assists per contest. As a team Miami averages 98.1 points per game and makes 43.8% of their shots. However, Miami gives up 102.3 points per game and their opponents make 44.9% of their shots. With those figures in mind, online NBA betting fans can expect the Warriors to run up the scoreboard Monday night.