Somehow, some way the Toronto Raptors hold a 3-2 series lead and can advance to the Eastern Conference finals with a win over the Miami Heat tonight. The Raps haven’t made it easy on themselves, but they’ve done just enough to get to this point. Toronto has never made it past the second round in franchise history, winning just a single seven-game playoff series which came against Indiana in this year’s postseason.
UNDER bettors will want to take note of this matchup. In Miami’s last 10 games, the UNDER has gone 7-3. The Raptors have also gone below the closing total in seven of their last eight games away from Canada. The total for the contest opened at 189.
Injuries have dominated this series for both sides, but the clubs got good news on Thursday. Toronto’s DeMarre Carroll and Miami’s Luol Deng had to leave Game 5 with bruises, however, they’re upgraded to questionable for Game 6. Each player is expected to play.
Injuries to Jonas Valanciunas and Hassan Whiteside have completely changed the outlook of this series. Valanciunas was ruled out for the remainder of the series, while Whiteside is still listed as day-to-day but it’s becoming more apparent he is unlikely to return.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sports bettors looking to pick the Miami Heat as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -4.5-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 190 for Friday at shops such as MyBookie.
Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 102-93 win for the Heat on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Miami Heat sit at 54-40 (50-43-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Toronto Raptors are currently 63-31 (48-45-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Miami is 38-55-1 OU and Toronto is 46-46-2 OU. This season the Miami Heat are 54-40 overall and 50-43-1 ATS against the number, while the Toronto Raptors are 63-31 and 48-45-1 ATS. As for the totals, Miami is 38-55-1 on the OU, and Toronto is 46-46-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Toronto injuries news.
The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Miami Heat at No. 9 and the Toronto Raptors at No. 6 heading into this NBA contest.
Offensively the game matches up Miami's No. 23-ranked offense (99.66 PPG) against a Toronto Raptors defense that ranks No. 4 at 97.65 PPG. The Miami Heat have averaged 46.87% from the field per game, more than the Toronto Raptors have managed so far this NBA season (44.54% on average).
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