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Raptors Enjoying Success Versus Heat

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The top of the Eastern Conference is getting very interesting as the Toronto Raptors sit just 2.5 games behind LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Raps will look to cut into that deficit when they host the surging Miami Heat Saturday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The favorite is 9-3 ATS in the previous 12 meetings between the Raptors and Heat.
  • The home team is 5-2 ATS in the previous seven meetings.
  • UNDER is 4-1 in the past five Raptors’ games versus the Southeast Division.

Online shop Bovada is presently offering the Raptors as 6-point home favorites for Saturday’s contest. The total is currently 199 with both the OVER and UNDER priced at -110.

Toronto is coming off a 104-96 victory over the Atlanta Hawks Thursday night and has won back-to-back games and eight of its last 10. The Raps have gone somewhat chilly at the betting window of late, however, as they have covered the spread just once in their last four contests and twice in their last six.

The Heat continue their ascension of the Eastern Conference standings and are doing it without the services of star-forward Chris Bosh. Bosh has missed the previous 12 games with blood clots and the Heat have gone 9-3 both SU and ATS over that stretch.

With the No. 1 seed within their reach, the Raptors will not slow down until they have it. They have had a good run of success versus the Heat of late going 4-1 SU and ATS in the last five meetings, and will be gunning for that trend to continue at the ACC Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Toronto Raptors as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -6-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 199 for Saturday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 107-106 victory for the Heat. 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 currently sport a record of 43-20, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 33-29-1 ATS. The Miami Heat are 38-27 and 35-29-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Raptors post a 34-28-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Heat have gone 25-40 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Miami injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Toronto Raptors and the No. 13-ranked Miami Heat, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Miami Heat rank No. 10 in the league with 44.48 per game. That compares with Toronto's No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA's No. 15-ranked team at 8.48 per game, while the Miami Heat rate No. 28 with 5.94 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Heat and Bulls didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Chicago was handed a 118-96 defeat on Friday at United Center.

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points leading the Raptors to a 104-96 victory over Atlanta at Air Canada Centre on Thursday.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games
  • Miami is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
  • Toronto is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami home to Denver, Monday, March 14th
Toronto home to Chicago, Monday, March 14th