Heat vs. Raptors Prediction
The over has been profitable in previous meetings between the Heat and Raptors, who will meet in Toronto at 7:00 p.m. ET on Sunday night. Will these two teams combine for enough points to get over the 212.5-point total?
547 Miami Heat (+4) at 548 Toronto Raptors (-4); o/u 212.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, April 3, 2022
Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
TV: NBA TV
Miami Heat DFS Notes
Bam Adebayo played just 26 minutes in Saturday's 127-109 win over the Bulls, accounting for 16 points (7-of-9 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), seven rebounds, and three assists. Adebayo shot the ball efficiently, but his overall impact on the action was a bit muted. The All-Star center picked up two fouls in the first 4 minutes, 46 seconds, and the early departure to the bench seemed to upset his rhythm. The good news for the Heat is that Dewayne Dedmon stepped up, accounting for 14 points and five rebounds off the bench. One game removed from dishing out eight assists with just one turnover in a win over the Celtics, Adebayo finished with more turnovers (four) than assists (three). If there's a bright spot for fantasy managers, it's that the limited workload may ensure that Bam is made available for Sunday's game against the Raptors.
Toronto Raptors DFS Notes
Fred VanVleet scored 19 points to go with five rebounds, three assists, five triples, five steals, and two blocks as the Raptors beat the Magic 102-89 on Friday night. VanVleet was a monster defensively in this one, as he filled the stat sheet to give the Raptors their fifth-straight win. VanVleet has now tallied 12 steals over his last three games, which is insane. He shot 7-of-19 from the floor and 5-of-16 from three in this one, so he wasn't very efficient, but his defensive dominance made up for it in this one. Scottie Barnes also scored 19 points and shot 6-of-13 from the floor (1-of-3 3-pointers) and added eight rebounds, seven assists, and no turnovers in 36 minutes. Pascal Siakam double-doubled with 16 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, and two turnovers on 7-of-18 shooting from the floor (2-of-3 free throws).
Heat vs. Raptors NBA Betting Prediction
The over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Toronto, is 11-5 in the Heat’s last 16 games as a road dog and is 39-19-1 in Miami’s last 59 games playing on zero rest. The over is also 6-2 in the Heat’ last eight games overall, is 4-1 in their last five games as an underdog and is 23-6 in their last 29 road games when facing a team with a winning home record. ON the other side, the over is 7-2 in the Raptors’ last nine home games versus a team with a winning road record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: HEAT/RAPTORS OVER 212.5