Toronto Raptors (47-18) at Miami Heat (42-24)
NBA Basketball: Monday, August 3, 2020 at 1:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Miami Heat +2.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat meet Monday in NBA action at the HP Field House.
The Toronto Raptors look for another victory after beating the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 23.5 points and 7.6 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 20 points and 7.6 assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat look for another win after beating the Denver Nuggets in their bubble opener. The Miami Heat are averaging 112.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.3 points and 6.6 rebounds while Bam Adebayo is averaging 16.3 points and 5.1 assists. Goran Dragic is the third double-digit scorer and Kendrick Nunn is dishing 3.4 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Raptors are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Miami and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The Toronto Raptors are getting all the love because of how they dominated the Lakers over the weekend, but it's the Miami Heat who have already won the first two meetings this season. The Heat kept the Raptors in check for the most part defensively, which includes a game back in January where they held Toronto to just 76 points on 31 percent shooting from the field. This should be a terrific game to set off a Monday NBA card, as both of these clubs have goals of coming out of the East this season. However, the value is with the Heat and the free bucket.