Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors - 3/31/14
Toronto Raptors (41-31) at Miami Heat (50-22)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, SUN
The Toronto Raptors will put their three-game winning streak on the line when they visit the Miami Heat on Monday. This is the fourth and final regular season meeting between the two teams, and the Heat lead the series 3-0.
The Raptors are coming off a 98-93 Sunday win over the Orlando Magic. Toronto has won four of its last five games and continues to fight off the Chicago Bulls for the third seed in the East. On the season, the Raptors average 101 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allow 97.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan continues to have a terrific month of March, as he’s scored more than 20 points in six of his last eight games. The Toronto Raptors are 43-28-1 ATS overall and 24-12 ATS on the road.
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The Heat return from a three-game road trip and have won four of their last seven games. On the season, the Miami Heat average 103 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allow 97.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. The Heat enter this game with Ray Allen, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers and Greg Oden all questionable with various injuries. While the Heat haven’t been the most consistent team as of late, they’re still holding teams under 40 percent shooting in their last five games. The Miami Heat are 33-37-2 ATS overall and 14-19-1 ATS at home.
The Raptors are 19-8 ATS in their last 27 road games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Heat are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games. The favorite is is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams, while the Raptors are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Miami.
I'll take the Raptors and the points. Toronto has been money ATS all season, while Miami remain an inconsistent team and you're never sure which team is going to show up.