Raptors face the Heat down in Miami
The Toronto Raptors have lost 13 games in a row SU against the Miami Heat as those Eastern Conference teams prepare to meet for the third time this season in NBA odds action on Sunday.
The Raptors are 0-2 both SU and ATS against the Heat this season, dropping them to 1-6 ATS in the last seven games between the two teams dating back to 2012. The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in four of their last seven meetings.
The Heat bring a 25-8 record (16-17 ATS) to the battle against the 16-15 Raptors, who are 17-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 21-12 so far and the Raptors go 17-14. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
This game pits the Heat, currently No. 11 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Raptors, who rate No. 15 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-94 victory for the Heat.
Toronto won its last outing, a 101-88 result against the Wizards on January 3. The Raptors covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 189 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Raptors got 20 points from DeMar DeRozan as Toronto ran past Washington 101-88 on Friday at Verizon Center.
Miami won its last outing, a 110-94 result against the Magic on January 4. The Heat covered in that game as a 10-point favorite, while the 204 combined points took the game OVER the total. Miami earned a 110-94 victory over Orlando on Saturday, getting 20 points from Chris Bosh at Amway Center.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 30-rated squad against Toronto's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 10 in the league with 8.27 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 7.71 per outing.
A few Raptors at Heat trends to consider:
Toronto is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Miami is 19-5-1 SU in its last 25 games
Miami is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Miami is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games at home
Toronto at Indiana, Tuesday, January 7th
Miami home to Charlotte, Tuesday, January 7th