Heat at Raptors - 1/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (23-20) at Toronto Raptors (27-15)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, SUN, Sportsnet One
The Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors play Friday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Miami Heat need a victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Miami Heat are averaging 95.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 95.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Chris Bosh is averaging 18.9 points and 7.7 rebounds while Tyler Johnson is averaging 9.1 points and 2.2 assists. Justise Winslow is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Beno Udrih is dishing 2.8 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost five of their last six road games. A ton of Heat players are questionable or out.
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The Toronto Raptors look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 101 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 97.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.1 points and 4.5 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 20.9 points and 6.5 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing three assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won 10 of their last 15 home games. James Johnson is questionable with a foot injury.
The Heat are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Raptors are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 vs. NBA Southeast and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Heat are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Toronto.
The Heat have more guys injured than healthy. It's damn near impossible to back Miami in any spot until this teamgets healthy.