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Trail Blazers visit Heat in hoops battle

Portland Trail BlazersMiami Heat
March 8, 7:30 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Portland Trail Blazers vs Miami Heat Odds

36-27TEAM RECORD43-20

The Heat will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Trail Blazers at AmericanAirlines Arena in NBA wagering action.

Miami will face the 36-27 Trail Blazers, who own a 31-28-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Heat are 33-29-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Trail Blazers are 30-32-1 favoring the OVER.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Heat in this one, they're listed as 8-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 189.5 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-rated Heat and the No. 20-rated Trail Blazers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 104-98 win for the Heat on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 9-ranked offense (101.5 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 8 at 95.3 PPG. The Heat have averaged 47.5% from the field per game, more than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.2 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Portland won its last outing, an 89-85 result against the Magic on March 7. The Trail Blazers covered in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 174 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Trail Blazers grabbed an 89-85 win over the Magic on Monday, behind a 24-point effort from LaMarcus Aldridge at Amway Center.

The Heat were an 87-86 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (173) made winners of UNDER bettors. Miami got 26 points from LeBron James en route to an 87-86 loss against Chicago on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Trail Blazers at Heat trends to consider:
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Miami
Portland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Miami
Portland is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Portland
Miami is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Miami's last 16 games when playing at home against Portland
Miami is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Portland at Charlotte, Friday, March 11
Miami home to LA Lakers, Thursday, March 10

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