Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors - 1/2/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat

Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 7:30 PM (American Airlines Arena)

MIA -5.5 . Total 215.0

TV: NBATV

The Toronto Raptors are on the road for a battle with the Miami Heat.  The Raptors are (23-11), coming off a 117-97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.  The Heat are (24-9), after falling to the Washington Wizards, 123-105.

In the Raptors win over the Cavaliers, Toronto was carried on offense by Kyle Lowry.  Lowry made 7 of 16 attempts from the floor, making 6 foul shots, registering 24 points and 8 assists.  Serge Ibaka contributed a double-double, finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds.  The Raptors shot 47% from the floor and 43% from deep.  Toronto was bale to get a "W' due to their 3-point shooting.  The Raptors made 17 3's en route to the win.

In the Heat loss to the Wizards, Miami was guided on offense by Jimmy Butler.  Butler connected on 6 of 10 attempts from the floor, making 15 of 19 from the charity stripe.  Bam Adebayo added 14 points and 14 rebounds.  The Heat shot 45% from the floor and 36% from distance.  Miami out rebounded Washington, 53 to 48.  The Heat struggled with ball security, giving the ball away 19 times.  Miami led by 13 points in the game.

Recent Betting Trends:

Raptors are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.

Raptors are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.

The under is 8-4 in Raptors last 12 games.

Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.

Heat are 16-1 SU in their last 17 home games.

The over is 10-1 in Heat last 11 games.

The Raptors are coming off a 20 point win, but Toronto is still shorthanded.  The Raptors will face a bigger test in this matchup than the one Toronto had with Cleveland.  Miami has been almost unstoppable at home, having gone 15-1 to this point.  Miami is also 10-5-1 ATS when at home this year.  Due to the Heat being so good at home and that Toronto is missing 3 key inside players, I'll side with Miami.  Final score prediction, Heat win and cover, 112-105. 

Chris’s Pick MIAMI HEAT -5.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.