Raptors at Heat Game 4 - 5/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (62-30) at Miami Heat (53-39)
NBA Basketball: Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -5 -- Over/Under: 188.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat clash Monday night at the American Airlines Arena for game four.
The Toronto Raptors can take full control of this series by winning and taking a 3-1 lead. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 93.3 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 94.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 18.6 points and 4.5 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 15.5 points and 6.7 assists. DeMarre Carroll is grabbing four rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 2.6 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won six their last 11 road games. Jonas Valanciunas is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Miami Heat need this victory in order to tie the series up at 2-2 heading back to Canada. The Miami Heat are averaging 97.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 91.9 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.2 points and 4.6 assists while Luol Deng is averaging 15.9 points and 5.8 rebounds. Goran Dragic is dishing 3.7 assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won 13 of their last 16 home games. Hassan Whiteside is questionable with a knee injury.
The Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Heat are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Monday games.
If Whiteside isn't able to go for the Heat, Miami could be in trouble with a lack of size on the court. However, the Heat are a very experienced team in terms of playoff games and must-win situations is where they usually rise. The Heat should be able to find a way to win this game on their home court and cover the small number.