Golden State Warriors at Miami Heat 3/23/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/23/2022 at 9:20 AM ET

The Golden State Warriors complete a back to back on Wednesday when visiting the Miami Heat after playing on the road Tuesday night against the Orlando Magic. Golden State is second in the Pacific Division at 47-24 and 10 ½ games behind the first-place Phoenix Suns. Golden State was defeated by the San Antonio Spurs 110-108 on Sunday. The Warriors have lost each of the last two and continue to play without star Stephen Curry.

With Stephen Curry out injured, the leading scorer for Golden State is Klay Thompson with an average of 18.1 points per game. Kevon Looney is the leading rebounder with an average of 7.5 rebounds per game and Andrew Wiggins is the leader in assists with an average of 4.5 assists per game. Golden State has three active players averaging double-figures in scoring. The Warriors are scoring an average of 111.2 points per game.

Miami looks to bounce back from a loss when hosting Golden State on Wednesday. The Heat are first in the Southeast Division at 47-25, with a 10-game lead over the second-place Charlotte Hornets. Miami was defeated by the Philadelphia seventy-sixers 113-106 on Monday. Jimmy Butler was the leading scorer for Miami and the loss with 27 points. The Heat were outrebounded by Philadelphia 45-34.

Jimmy Butler is the leading scorer for Miami with an average of 21.2 points per game, while Bam Adebayo is the leading rebounder with an average of 10.3 rebounds per game and Kyle Lowry is the leader in assists with an average of 7.7 per game. Tyler Herro is the second leading scorer with an average of 21.1 points per game. Miami is scoring an average of 109.5 points per game.

Miami will return home to face Golden State after playing on the road and losing to Philadelphia. The Heat are fourth in the NBA in points allowed at 104.9 points per game and will be playing against an undermanned Golden State squad that is missing its leading scorer Stephen Curry and will be completing a back-to-back after playing against Orlando on Tuesday. Golden State, since curry went down injured, has failed to cover the number in each of its last two. Final Score Prediction, Miami Heat win and cover ATS 110-101.

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