Trail Blazers vs. Heat Prediction
Tonight at 6:00PM ET the Heat will take on the Trail Blazers. Will Miami stay scorching hot for bettors?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Heat are 6.5-point home favorites versus the Trail Blazers while the over/under has dropped to 213.5 after opening at 216.
Portland has won seven of its last 10 games and is 6-4 against the spread during that span. The Trail Blazers still own a losing record at the betting window, however, going 29-39 against the spread on the season and 15-22 against the number on the road this year.
Miami has won seven of its last 10 games and is 8-2 against the spread during that stretch. The Heat are now 42-26 against the spread on the season and 21-12 against the number at home. Along with the 76ers, the Heat have been one of the most profitable teams in the league this season for bettors.
OUR PREDICTION: The home team is 5-0 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams and the favorite is 4-1 against the number in the last five meetings. The Heat are now 35-16-1 against the spread in their last 52 games, are 21-4-1 against the number in their last 26 games coming off a win, and are 12-3-1 at the betting window in their last 16 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest. The Blazers, meanwhile, have failed to cover in nine of their lat 13 games when playing an opponent with a losing record.
SUNDAY NBA PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT -6.5