Heat at Raptors Game 7 - 5/15/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (55-40) at Toronto Raptors (63-31)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -4.5 -- Over/Under: 190 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors play game seven Sunday afternoon at the Air Canada Centre.
The Miami Heat can advance to their fifth Eastern Conference Finals in the last six years with a victory. The Miami Heat are averaging 97.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 92 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.8 points and 4.4 assists while Luol Deng is averaging 13.4 points and 6.2 rebounds. Goran Dragic is dishing 3.6 assists and Justise Winslow is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Toronto Raptors can advance to their first ever conference finals with a victory here. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 93.1 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 94.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 19.4 points and 4.3 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 17.4 points and 6.5 assists. Bismack Biyombo is grabbing 8.4 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 2.5 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 29.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Heat are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The favorite is 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
The Miami Heat seem to take their game to another level when facing elimination, as they've already come back when down 2-3 in a series these playoffs and they'vewon four straight game sevens. The Raptors are just so inconsistent and constantly seem like they're scared of the bright lights. The Heat have experienced players who won't fold of the pressure of game seven. I've backed the Heat this entire series and we're 4-2 doing it. Might as well ride that trend.
Give me the points.