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Raptors Have Had Heat's Number Lately

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Fresh off a pair of Game 7s, the Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat will not have much time to catch their collective breath as their second-round playoff series gets underway north of the border on Tuesday. The series is starting a mere two days after both squads prevailed in the final game of their opening round series.

Shark Bites
  • The Heat are 1-3 SU and ATS in their last four games as an underdog of 4.5 or less.
  • The favored team is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games in this matchup.
  • The Heat are 0-6 SU in their last six games after consecutive wins.

Toronto ended its 15-year postseason series drought after topping the Indiana Pacers, while the Heat took care of the Charlotte Hornets after letting them back into the series early on. Miami does not have former Raptor Chris Bosh, however, they’ve been playing their best basketball of the season since he was sidelined with blood clot issues after the all-star break.

The Raptors have won five of the last six meetings between the clubs, holding Miami to 47 percent shooting or less in each of those games. This is the first time they’ve collided in the playoffs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Miami Heat listed as 5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 191.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 98-96 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 Miami Heat will try to spoil the party on Tuesday; they are 47-41-1 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Toronto Raptors are 46-42-1 ATS. Miami is 36-53 vs the betting total points scored; Toronto is 44-44-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Miami injuries news.

The Toronto Raptors sit at No. 6 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Miami Heat are at No. 9 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto's No. 17-ranked offense averaging 101.89 PPG, against a Miami Heat defense that ranks No. 3 at 97.76 PPG. The Toronto Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 44.62% so far, less than the Miami Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 47% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Heat and Hornets didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Charlotte was handed a 106-73 defeat on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Raptors got 30 points from DeMar DeRozan as Toronto ran past Indiana 89-84 on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games
  • Miami is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Miami is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games on the road
  • Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Toronto is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games
  • Toronto is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Toronto, Thursday, May 5th