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Raptors Have Been ATS Poison in Playoffs

Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors NBA Playoffs

The Toronto Raptors are just one win away from a first-ever trip to the Eastern Conference Finals but when it comes to covering the spread during their postseason run, the Raps have been a frustrating proposition. They’ll try to get over the hump when they host the Miami Heat in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series at the Air Canada Centre Sunday afternoon.

Shark Bites
  • Favorite is 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
  • UNDER is 10-4 in the Raptors’ last 14 games.
  • Heat are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games.

Online book Bovada is currently offering the Raps as 4.5-point home favorites for Game 7. The total is presently slated at 189 with OVER priced at -115 and UNDER at -105.

The Raps have gone just 2-4 against the spread in the series with the Heat and have gone an abysmal 4-9 during the playoffs. Between Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers in the opening round and Game 2 versus the Heat in this round, the Raps lost six-straight games ATS.

The Heat took Game 6 back on their home floor by a score of 103-91, easily covering the number as 3.5-point home favorites.

Miami went all small with Hassan Whiteside still out due to injury and head coach Erik Spoelstra keeping both Udonis Haslem and Amar’e Stoudemire on the bench in Game 6. Spo used a small lineup of perimeter players en route to victory and were paced by Goran Dragic’s 30 points and Dwyane Wade’s 22.

Toronto’s backcourt duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan has really stepped up without Jonas Valanciunas in the lineup and must do so once again in Game 7. The pair combined for 59 points in both Game 5 and 6.

Silver lining for the Raps: Toronto has lost back-to-back games at during its current postseason run.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Miami Heat betting line opened this morning as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 190 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 100-98 result in favor of the Raptors today. 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 Miami Heat will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 51-43-1 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Toronto Raptors are 48-45-1 ATS. Miami is 39-55-1 vs the betting total points scored; Toronto is 46-46-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Miami injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 6 (Toronto Raptors) and the No. 9 (Heat) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto's No. 21-ranked offense averaging 101.39 PPG, against a Miami Heat defense that ranks No. 3 at 97.53 PPG. The Toronto Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 44.51% so far, less than the Miami Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 46.88% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Miami is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Miami is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games on the road
  • Toronto is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Miami

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