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Miami Heat vs. Portland Trail Blazers

The Miami Heat and the Portland Trail Blazers will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Rose Garden.

Miami lost its last outing, a 108-103 result against the Kings on December 27. The Heat failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 211 combined points took the game OVER the total.

In their last action, Portland was a 116-112 winner at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (228) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Miami:
Team record: 22-7 SU, 13-16 ATS

is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games when playing Portland
is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road

When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Denver are 4-6
After playing Sacramento are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

Portland:
Team record: 24-5 SU, 18-11 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games at home
is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games

When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Next up:
Miami at Denver, Monday, December 30
Portland at New Orleans, Monday, December 30