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April 18, 7:30 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat Odds

22-40TEAM RECORD43-17

The Miami Heat host Toronto on Wednesday, looking to build on their 43-17 mark against the 22-40 Raptors in NBA action at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Heat currently sports a record of 43-17, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 29-31 ATS. The Raptors are 22-40 and 34-27-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Heat post a 25-33-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Raptors have gone 26-34-2 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 21-rated Raptors taking on the No. 3-rated Heat in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 102-91 win for the Heat on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 4-ranked offense (100.1 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 13 at 94.7 PPG. The Heat have averaged 47.4% from the field per game, more than the Raptors have managed so far this season (44.2% on average).

Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.5 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 109-87 loser as they battled the Hawks at home. The Raptors failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 196 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Toronto was crushed on Monday, getting run out of the gym by Atlanta and falling 109-87 at Air Canada Centre.

Miami won its last outing, a 101-98 result against the Nets on April 16. The Heat failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 199 combined points took the game OVER the total. LeBron James went off for 37 points and added 6 rebounds leading Miami to a 101-98 win over New Jersey on Monday at Prudential Center.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Raptors at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Miami is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at Detroit, Sunday, April 22
Miami home to Chicago, Thursday, April 19

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