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Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors Prediction 4-14-24 Picks

Toronto Raptors (25-56) vs. Miami Heat (45-36)
April 14, 2024 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Heat -15.5; Over/Under: +221.5
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The Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat meet Sunday in NBA action at the Kaseya Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Raptors vs Heat prediction.

Toronto Raptors Betting Preview

The Toronto Raptors recently lost to the Pacers, Nets, and Heat. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 118.6 points on 49 percent shooting. RJ Barrett is averaging 21.3 points and 6.3 rebounds, while Scottie Barnes is averaging 19.9 points and 8.2 rebounds. Immanuel Quickley is the third double-digit scorer, and Gary Trent Jr. is dishing 1.7 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.

Miami Heat Betting Preview

The Miami Heat recently beat the Raptors and Hawks while losing to the Mavericks and Pacers. The Miami Heat are averaging 110 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Tyler Herro is averaging 20.7 points and 5.3 rebounds. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Terry Rozier is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game.

Miami Heat Team Facts

  • The Heat have won each of their last six games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Heat have covered the spread in seven of their last eight games as favorites.
  • Each of the Heat’s last eight games against Eastern Conference opponents have gone OVER the total points line.

Toronto Raptors Team Facts

  • The Raptors have won each of their last 10 day games.
  • The Raptors have failed to cover the spread in 10 of their last 11 games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Each of the Raptors’ last four day games have gone OVER the total points line.

Raptors vs Heat prediction

The Raptors have nothing to play for and have been one of the worst teams in the NBA over the last month or so. The Heat are playing for playoff seeding and can finish anywhere from the eighth seed to the fifth seed in the East. The Heat should win comfortably and just beat the Raptors by 22 points on Friday. Still, the Heat have a long history of playing down to their competition, and I just don’t trust them in the massive favorite role. Robinson and Rozier remain questionable for the Heat. Early game in Miami and we know the fans will take a while to fill the arena, we could see some sluggish, sloppy play that allows the Raptors to hang around within the number. Give me the Raptors and the boatload of points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Toronto Raptors +15.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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