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Heat Have Dropped Five Straight in Canada

The Miami Heat haven’t won at the Air Canada Centre since November of 2013, but Hassan Whiteside and company have their sights on ending that drought when the Eastern Conference foes collide north of the border on Tuesday.

MyBookie opened the Raptors as 6.5-point home favorites with a total of 208.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Heat are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games after consecutive wins.
  • The Raptors are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as favorite.
  • The Heat are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games as an underdog of 6.5 or less.

This is the first time these teams have met this season and the Heat’s lone visit to Canada in the 2017-18 campaign. The Heat went 1-3 SU against the Dinos a year ago and have dropped five straight to the Raptors at the ACC. Miami enters the contest with an 11-8 SU road mark on the season but has victories in five of its last six games away from home.

Tonight’s tilt concludes a back-to-back set for the Raptors in the wake of a 114-113 triumph over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. In that spot this season, Toronto is 3-2 SU. The Raptors will need to take advantage of the injured Heat, as Miami will be playing without Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters, Rodney McGruder and Okaro White.

The Raps have injury troubles of their own, however, as star point guard Kyle Lowry was diagnosed with an acute back spasm in Tuesday’s win and will be re-evaluated on Tuesday. If the 31-year-old misses the game, Fred VanVleet, Delon Wright and Norman Powell will receive an increased amount of playing time.

While the Heat’s failures in Canada are well known, totals bettors love seeing these teams collide. In the last four meetings between Miami and Toronto, the UNDER is 4-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Toronto Raptors opened as 7.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 207.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 115-105 result in favor of the Raptors. 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 sport a record of 28-10 and 22-16 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Miami Heat sit at 22-17 and 16-21-2 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 20-18 for the Toronto Raptors and 15-23-1 for the Miami Heat. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Miami injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Raptors rated this week at No. 1 and the Heat sitting at No. 10.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto's No. 3-ranked offense averaging 112.11 PPG, against a Miami Heat defense that ranks No. 7 at 102.21 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 47.32% so far, more than the Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 45.51% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami earned a 103-102 victory over Utah on Sunday, getting 16 points from Goran Dragic at American Airlines Arena.

The Raptors got a 35-point performance from DeMar DeRozan as Toronto handed Brooklyn a 114-113 defeat on Monday at Barclays Center.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Miami's last 22 games
  • Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Toronto is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
  • Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Indiana, Wednesday, January 10
Toronto home to Cleveland, Thursday, January 11