Raptors visit Heat in NBA clash
Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat Odds
The Heat will be trying to slam the Raptors on Wednesday when the teams tip off at AmericanAirlines Arena in NBA betting action.
The Raptors will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 21-19-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Heat are 19-19 ATS. Toronto is 22-19 against the total, while Miami is 17-21 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Heat as 11.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 197, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 9-rated Heat and the No. 21-rated Raptors in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 104-97 win for the Heat on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 6-ranked offense (102.1 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 21 at 99.3 PPG. The Heat have averaged 48.8% 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. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.2 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.
Toronto won its last outing, a 108-103 result against the Lakers on January 20. The Raptors covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 211 combined points took the game OVER the total. Toronto got 22 points from Jose Calderon en route to a 108-103 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.
Miami won its last outing, a 99-90 result against the Lakers on January 17. The Heat covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 189 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Los Angeles was victimized by LeBron James for 39 points as the Heat defeated the Lakers 99-90 in NBA action on Thursday.
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After a win are 7-3
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing LA Lakers are 9-1
After a win are 6-4
A few Raptors at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Miami
Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 9 games at home
Miami is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games at home
Toronto at Orlando, Thursday, January 24
Miami home to Detroit, Friday, January 25