Miami Heat (6-7) at Toronto Raptors (5-9)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors meet Friday in NBA action at the Amalie Arena.
The Miami Heat look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 110.3 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Bam Adebayo is averaging 19 points and 9.4 rebounds while Tyler Herro is averaging 17.6 points and 3.8 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Goran Dragic is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.
The Toronto Raptors look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 111.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Fred VanVleet is averaging 19.4 points and 4.4 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 18.8 points and 4.7 assists. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Boucher is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The Heat are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Raptors are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Heat last 6 overall. The under is 16-5 in Raptors last 21 home games. The Heat are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Toronto and 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The Miami Heat just beat the Raptors a couple days ago and there's a chance Herro is back for this contest. The Toronto Raptors have been arguably the most disappointing team in the league this season and half the time it looks like they don't want to be out there. I've been fading the Raptors all season and that will continue until the effort and the results improve. I'll grab the free bucket with the Heat.