Heat vs. Raptors Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: Toronto. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Raptors are listed as an 8-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 206 points. Toronto opened as an 8.5-point fave, while the over-under has gone up slightly from 205.5.
Who the Public Likes: Toronto. As of Tuesday afternoon, 58 percent of public bets have come in on the Raptors. Online wager info also shows 64 percent of bets being placed on the over.
Who We Like: Miami won the first meeting this season by a 90-89 score in Toronto on Jan. 9. The last 10 meetings are tied 5-5 ATS, while the under has hit the last five meetings and is 7-3 over the last 10. The Heat snapped a five-game losing skid their last game with a 91-85 home win over the Bucks. Miami is 5-4-1 ATS in its last 10 games. The under has gone 7-3. Toronto is on a five-game winning streak and has covered the spread each game. The Raptors are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games, while the under has gone 6-4.
Toronto is on a roll, while the Heat have struggled to stay afloat lately. Add in the fact that the Raptors are 23-4 at home and have regularly blown teams out on their home court and it only sides me more firmly with the Raptors. Take the team playing extremely good basketball right now.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS -8