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Miami favored by 4 against Portland on Thursday

Miami HeatPortland Trail Blazers
Jan 10, 10:30 PM | Rose Garden

Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

23-10TEAM RECORD19-15

Rose Garden will feature Trail Blazers vs. Heat action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Trail Blazers bring a 19-15 record (15-18-1 ATS) to the battle against the 23-10 Heat, who are 16-17 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Portland go 16-18 so far and the Heat go 15-18. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Miami vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Portland opened as 4-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 196 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 19-rated Trail Blazers and the No. 10-rated Heat in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 104-97 win for the Heat on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 97.3 PPG, against a Heat defense that ranks No. 17 at 97.3 PPG. The Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 44% so far, less than the Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 48.8% per game.

Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.8 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

The Heat were an 87-77 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (164) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dwyane Wade was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 5 rebounds but Indiana still won, 87-77, over Miami on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Portland was a 125-119 winner in its last match at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 244 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Portland got 27 points and 10 rebounds from LaMarcus Aldridge en route to a 125-119 victory over Orlando on Monday at Rose Garden.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Heat at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
Miami is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Miami's last 15 games
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Miami
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing at home against Miami

Next up:
Miami at Sacramento, Saturday, January 12
Portland at Golden State, Friday, January 11