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(30-26) Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors (39-16)
Date: Tuesday February 13th
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
NBA Moneyline Odds: Raptors -333
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 205.5
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The Miami Heat are one of the surprise teams in the Eastern Conference this season. The team sits four games above .500 this year, and lacks the star power most NBA playoff teams have this season.
Heat Head Coach Eric Spoelstra, has performed like a coach of the year this season. The Toronto Raptors are arguably the best team in the East this year. The Raptors are 23 games above .500 this year, and serious about contending for the NBA Finals.
The last time the Heat and Raptors took the court against each other, was January 9th. The Heat got the win at home, 90-89. This one could be just as close as the first.
The Miami Heat have been a solid team throughout the first part of the season. The Heat have recently ended a four game losing skid, by beating the Milwaukee Bucks, 91-85. The Heat shot 36.4 percent from the field, and 38.5 percent from three in the win.
This season there has been not big star on the Heat roster. The team is playing more like a win by committee type of club, which is a big reason why the Heat find themselves in the Eastern playoff conversation.
Hasan Whiteside has continued to play better as the season progresses for Miami.
The All NBA big man and All Defensive player was hampered with injuries earlier in the season, but seemed to have bounced back well. Goran Dragic is also playing well for the Heat. The guard is also going to be playing in the All Star game this year, as a reserve on team LeBron.
Aside from team accolades, the Heat were struggling before beating the Bucks. Miami had dropped four in a row, before stopping the bleeding. The Heat had a rough stretch, and have faced five playoff teams their last six games.
The Heat are happy to welcome back Heat legend, and best player in Heat history, Dwayne Wade. Wade was brought back to Miami after being traded from Cleveland.
The Toronto Raptors have been a good team in the East the past several seasons. This year, something feels different in Toronto. You get a sense the Raptors are ready to dethrone the Cleveland Cavaliers as the best team in the East this year.
The Raptors have always played well in the regular season, and have won five of their last five games.
Toronto last destroyed the Charlotte Hornets, 123-103, extending their win streak to five games. The Raptors shot 56.3 percent from the floor and 48.6 percent from three point land in the win.
DeMar DeRozan finished with 25 points, and led the Raptors in scoring. DeRozan is averaging 24 points and 5.2 rebounds per game this year.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Raptors are allowing 103.3 points per game this season. Good enough to rank the Raptors 7th in points allowed this season.
If the Raptors can continue to improve defensively, they will find themselves in the NBA finals this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 9-0 in MIA last 9 Tue. games.
- Under is 13-3 in MIA last 16 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Under is 7-3 in MIA last 10 overall.
- TOR are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Southeast.
- TOR are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Tue. games.
Free Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
The Miami Heat are a good but not great team. Miami has played well on the road this season. The team is 16-14 as the visitor this year. Look for Miami to have some added energy, with the best Heat player of all time on the roster again.
This game could get ugly in Toronto. If the Raptors act serious early against the Heat, this will get out of hand. The Raptors are one of the best teams protecting home this season. Toronto is 23-4 at home this year.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors -8
Look for DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors to handle business at home against the Heat. The Toronto defense will be too much for Miami.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 115 – Heat 105
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