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Raptors Heat Betting Preview

Miami HeatToronto Raptors
12-3November 29, 2013, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre6-8

The Raptors will hit the floor running against the visiting Miami Heat on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

Toronto will face the 12-3 Heat, who own a 8-7 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Raptors are 8-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Heat are 8-7 favoring the OVER.

View Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Raptors in this one found them as 6-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 196.5 at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Raptors rated this week at No. 6 and the Heat sitting at No. 4. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 101-93 result in favor of the Heat today.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 95-84 winner as they battled the Cavaliers on the road. The Heat covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite, while 179 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Heat got a 28-point performance from LeBron James as Miami ran past Cleveland 95-84 on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

In their last action, Toronto was a 102-100 loser at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (202) was profitable news for OVER bettors. DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points for Toronto on Tuesday, but the Nets managed a 102-100 victory over the Raptors at Air Canada Centre.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 97.86 PPG, against a Heat defense that ranks No. 6 at 96.07 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 42.37% so far, less than the Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 51.47% per game.

A few Heat at Raptors trends to consider:
Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games
Toronto is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Miami home to Charlotte, Sunday, December 1st
Toronto home to Denver, Sunday, December 1st