*10* SUPER POWER ~ Had Clippers over Celtics L/Night!
Miami vs. Golden State,
02/10/2019 20:30 EDT,
Score: 118 - 120
Point Spread: +14½/-115 Miami
10* Miami (8:35 ET): The Heat absolutely gagged one away Friday night at Sacramento. Up 11 in the 4Q, they ended up losing 102-96 and not even covering as underdogs. That can't happen. Not when you're trying to be a playoff team. Now they really look to be "up against it" Sunday as they have to play at Golden State. But remember this Miami team was an outright winner in Portland Tuesday night when I took them plus the points. I sense we'll be getting a desperate and motivated team tonight, thus taking the big number is the way to go in this one.
For a fourth consecutive game, Golden State will be a double digit favorite. It's a role they've become pretty accustomed to over the past several seasons. Not surprisingly, they've won each of those last three games, all pretty comfortably. They've won 14 of 15 overall and are now back to their usual perch atop the Western Conference. But keep in mind they started poorly Friday in Phoenix, falling behind by as many as 17 in the first quarter. That deficit ultimately cost them the cover. Unless properly motivated, it's hard to cover large spreads like this on a regular basis.
Given what happened to them Friday in Sacramento, Miami should be the more motivated side tonight. I don't think they'll win, mind you, but a close game is definitely reasonable. It's not often you're going to find the Heat getting this many points (most they've gotten in any game this season) and they're already 15-9 ATS as a dog this season. They also do have a winning record on the road (14-12 SU). Golden State may be looking more forward to their next two games (Utah, Portland) than this one. Take the points. 10* Miami