Raptors at Heat - 4/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (47-32) at Miami Heat (35-44)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, SUN
The Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat meet Saturday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Toronto Raptors look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Raptors are averaging 104.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 101.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 19.9 points and 4.6 rebounds while Louis Williams is averaging 15.4 points and two assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.7 rebounds and Terrence Ross is dishing 1.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are coming off a last-second Friday win over the Magic, and they’re still fighting for the third seed in the East. The Raptors are shooting 48.5 percent from the field in their last five games and 36.7 percent from deep. Amir Johnson is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Miami Heat need a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Heat are averaging 94.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 97.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.3 points and 4.8 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.5 points and 5.3 assists. Luol Deng is dishing 1.9 assists and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 44.7 percent from the field in their last five games and need to win out to have any shot of making the playoffs. Nine of the Heat’s last 10 victories have come on their home court. Henry Walker is questionable with an elbow injury.
The Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Heat are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 vs. NBA Atlantic and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Raptors are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Miami Heat can't hold a lead to save their life and have to be depressed after losing the Bulls. I'll take the far better team and the free bucket in this spot.