Raptors vs. Heat Prediction
Will the Toronto Raptors have any trouble when they go on the road to face the Miami Heat today at 3:30PM ET?
503 Toronto Raptors vs. 504 Miami Heat
Sunday, March 10, 2019
3:30PM ET – American Airlines Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Raptors are a slight favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -1.5 points against the Heat. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 218.5 points. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Raptors end cover woes
The Toronto Raptors finally had an impressive showing again, picking up a 127-104 win at New Orleans on Friday night. The Raptors had failed to cover in three straight before and are just 2-8 ATS in their last 10. Toronto is 47-19 on the season, 20-12 on the road, 28-38 against the spread and 35-30-1 with the over.
The Raptors are putting up 114.1 points per game this season while shooting 46.9 percent as a team. Defensively, Toronto is giving up 108.8 points per game while opponents shoot 45.3 percent against them. Kawhi Leonard will be rested today it was announced. He is leading the team with 27.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Pascal Siakam is the next-leading scorer with 16.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per contest.
Heat on fire
Miami is on one of its best runs of the season, winning four straight after a 126-110 win at home over Cleveland on Friday. The Heat are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games. Miami is 31-34 on the season, 15-18 at home, 35-30 against the spread and 34-31 with the over.
The Heat are a strong defensive team that is giving up just 106.3 points per game while limiting opponents to 44.5 percent shooting. Offensively, Miami is putting up 106.1 points per contest while opponents shoot 45.3 percent. Josh Richardson is leading the team this season with 17.4 points per game while Hassan Whiteside is adding 12.8 points and 12.2 rebounds per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Raptors are just 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six conference games.
The Heat have covered the spread in seven straight against Atlantic Division opponents and in five of their last six against winning teams.
Miami is playing really well and finally beating the bad opponents. The Heat were always pretty good about rising up against better competition, so I don’t expect them to take a step back today. Toronto is without its best player and not be a team you can really count on at the betting window anyway. I don’t like the Raptors as the favorite in this game this afternoon.
NBA Prediction: Miami Heat +1.5