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The Raptors are Hot, The Heat are Not

Derozan Bosh Heat Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have been on a serious run over the last 16 days, going 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS, but they’ll welcome a team to Canada on Friday night that’s completely owned them—the Miami Heat. In their last 20 games against each other, the Heat have won 17, and even better for Heat backers, the team from South Beach has gone 6-1 ATS in the team’s last seven trips to the Great White North.

Shark Bites
  • Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last five games.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of Toronto's last five games.
  • The favored team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 games in this matchup.

Toronto’s run has vaulted them into second place in the Eastern Conference standings, while just one win in their last seven games has dropped the Heat to seventh in the conference. During their streak, the Raptors have been scoring in bunches, averaging 105 points per game and winning the six games by an average of 10 points.

The Heat, meanwhile, have just flat out been on the wrong side multiple ass-kickings in their last seven games. They’ve only managed to score over 100 points once during that span, and have lost by an average of 15.5 points. A big part of their problem is former Raptor Chris Bosh’s lack of production on the glass, as he’s averaged just four rebounds per game in his last four games.

The teams have split two games this season—both taking place in Miami. The Heat were torched by DeMar DeRozan for 30 points last time out.

With Dwayne Wade questionable with a shoulder injury and the opposite direction the teams are moving in, this should be an excellent opportunity for the Raptors to start to reverse their negative trends against the Heat.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 106-88 win for the Raptors on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Raptors bring a 27-15 record (23-18-1 ATS) to the battle against the 23-20 Miami Heat, who are 20-22-1 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Toronto Raptors go 22-20 so far and the Miami Heat go 14-29. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Miami injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 7 (Toronto Raptors) and the No. 23 (Heat) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Toronto's No. 19-ranked offense (100.95 PPG) against a Miami Heat defense that ranks No. 2 at 95.67 PPG. The Toronto Raptors have averaged 44.4% from the field per game, less than the Miami Heat have managed so far this NBA season (45.91% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami suffered a 106-87 loss against Washington on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Chris Bosh in a losing effort at Verizon Center.

DeMar DeRozan went off for 34 points and added 2 rebounds leading Toronto to a 115-109 win over Boston on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Miami is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
  • Miami is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Toronto is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Chicago, Monday, January 25th
Toronto home to Los Angeles, Sunday, January 24th