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Miami HeatToronto Raptors
2-2November 05, 2013, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre2-1



Air Canada Centre features an NBA battle between the host Toronto Raptors and the visiting Miami Heat in betting action on Tuesday.

Supporters of the Heat have seen them go 2-2 and 1-3 ATS so far this season, while the Raptors are at 2-1 and 1-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Raptors are 1-2, while the Heat are 3-1.

View Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Raptors as 7.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 196, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Raptors sit at No. 16 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Heat are at No. 3 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Heat will win this game 95-93.

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Last time out for Miami, they were a 103-93 winner as they battled the Wizards at home. The Heat failed to cover in the match as a 13-point favorite, while 196 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Heat got a 25-point performance from LeBron James as Miami ran past Washington 103-93 on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Toronto was a 97-90 winner in its last match on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 187 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Raptors grabbed a 97-90 win over the Bucks on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Rudy Gay at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Toronto's No. 1-rated squad against Miami's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Toronto rates No. 19 in the league with 6.33 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 11.25 per outing.

A few Heat at Raptors trends to consider:
Miami is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 9 games
Miami is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Toronto is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Toronto is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Miami at Los Angeles, Thursday, November 7th
Toronto at Charlotte, Wednesday, November 6th

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