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Toronto RaptorsMiami Heat
42-31March 31, 2014, 07:30 | AmericanAirlines Arena50-22

The Heat will try to cover the spread at AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday when they get a visit from the Raptors in basketball action.

Miami will face the 42-31 Raptors, who own a 44-28-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Heat are 39-33 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Raptors are 38-35 favoring the OVER.View Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat Odds and Stats.

This game matches up the No. 11 (Heat) and the No. 3 (Raptors) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 97-95 result in favor of the Heat is predicted by handicapping models.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 98-93 winner as they battled the Magic on the road. The Raptors covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 191 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Magic were burned for 28 points by DeMar DeRozan on Sunday as the Raptors picked up a 98-93 win at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Raptors rank No. 16 in the league with 42.86 per game. That compares with Miami’s No. 30 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Miami is the NBA’s No. 16-ranked team at 7.99 per game, while the Raptors rate No. 12 with 8.41 per contest.

Next up:
Toronto home to Houston, Wednesday, April 2nd
Miami home to Milwaukee, Wednesday, April 2nd