Long road trip combined with a team that can pour it on has given birth to a steam line this morning. Miami is out west for six games and are 1-1 so far through it. Now they have to visit Golden State whom have won 35 games in a row at home. Herculean task? Yes. A line that is now at – 13 1/2 for the home team Warriors. Hold on to your hats. It opened – 11 1/2 and people are pouring it on this game. Is the steam correct in the venture this evening?
Always a consideration with spreads this large. Both teams have them. Wade and Tyler Johnson are questionable. Josh McRobert’s knee is still on the mend and as a result, he too is doubtful for the visitors. GS has its own woes at guard. Barbosa is out and Curry still is having leg problems. Look for more of limited role from him this evening. Enough to win but perhaps not pour it on Warriors fashion.
Whiteside Still Learning How to Defend
Incredible statement from someone who posts such good numbers. He has a tendency to stay glued in certain spots and roam the no man’s land of the mid range jumper too much. That being said, the team has poured it on with working his going to the perimeter and back to the paint near the rim. Their win over the Blazers showed the remarkable improvement he has made. Being in a contract year does not hurt either in his effort.
Play here is the Heat + 13 1/2. Lots of back door covers as the Warriors look on this game as get it done and get them our of here. Whiteside will have lots of energy. Wade does not matter here. Defense will be up for the task for Miami. Good fortune and we will see you next time here at HRWager.