The Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers meet Sunday in NBA Summer League action at the Thomas & Mack Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Miami Heat Betting Preview
The Miami Heat are averaging 85.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 86 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Orlando Robinson is averaging 25.3 points and 9.3 rebounds, while Jamal Cain is averaging 15.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. Jamaree Bouyea is the third double-digit scorer and Drew Peterson is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 92.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 90 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Michael Devoe is averaging 19.7 points and 3 rebounds, while Shaedon Sharpe is averaging 17 points and 5.3 rebounds. Scoot Henderson is the third double-digit scorer and Jabari Walker is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat have bounced back nicely from losses in the summer league, but their lack of consistent scoring has been an issue through 4 games. The Portland Trail Blazers have a clear edge in terms of raw talent, and they're riding a 3-game winning streak with a defense that's been consistent. I'll ride the hot hand and lay the chalk with the Trail Blazers.