NBA odds preview - Heat vs. Raptors
Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Heat travelling to Toronto Sunday to face the Raptors on Sunday.
Toronto battles the Heat, currently with a 50-14 mark (34-30 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 32-34 for the Raptors and 32-32 for the Heat. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Heat were listed as 6.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 195 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 7-rated Heat taking on the No. 22-rated Raptors in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 106-98 win for the Heat on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Heat rank No. 30 in the league with 38.7 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 13-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Heat rate No. 7 with 8.1 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Heat own the league's No. 5-rated mark, allowing 94.8 points per game when playing on the road. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring on their home court.
Miami won its last outing, a 107-94 result against the Bucks on March 15. The Heat covered in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 201 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Chris Bosh went off for 28 points and added 7 rebounds leading Miami over Milwaukee, 107-94, on Friday at Bradley Center.
In their last action, Toronto was a 92-78 winner at home against the Bobcats. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (170) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Rudy Gay scored 28 points for Toronto on Friday, leading the Raptors to a 92-78 victory over Charlotte at Air Canada Centre.
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 10-0
After a win are 10-0
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Heat at Raptors trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Miami
Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Miami
Toronto is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Miami at Boston, Monday, March 18
Toronto at Charlotte, Wednesday, March 20