Raptors vs. Heat Prediction

NBA Picks: Will Heat cash for bettors as home favorite vs. Raptors? 3/11/17

Will the Heat cash for bettors as a home favorite tonight against the Raptors at 8:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Heat are now 5-point home favorites versus the Raptors after opening as 4-point favorites. As for the total, the number hit the board at 201.5 and that's where it currently sits.

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Toronto enters play with a 6-4 record over its last 10 games but is just 4-6 at the betting window during that same span. The Raptors still own a winning record against the spread on the season at 35-29, however, and are 18-15 against the number on the road this year.

Miami has won seven of its last 10 games, both on the hardwood and at the betting window. The Heat have been a solid play all year for bettors, going 38-26 against the spread on the season, which includes an 18-12 ATS record at home.

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OUR PREDICTION: The favorite and the home team are 5-0 against the spread, respectively, in the last five meetings between these two teams. The Heat are also a perfect 8-0 against the spread in their last eight games when playing an opponent with a winning record and are 20-5-1 against the spread in their last 26 games overall. The Raptors, meanwhile, are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games.

 

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