Portland Trail Blazers vs. Miami Heat - 2/9/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Miami Heat at Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 9:00 PM (Moda Center)
POR - -5, O/U 229.5
The Miami Heat travel to Portland, OR on Sunday for a game against the Trail Blazers in a matchup of teams from the Eastern and Western Conference. In their last game, the Heat were defeated by the Sacramento Kings by the score of 105-97. Bam Adebayo led the Heat in points with 26, while shooting 12 of 16 from the field and 2 of 3 at the free throw line. Adebayo also led the Heat in rebounds on the night, recording 7 with 1 coming offensively. Duncan Robinson led the Heat in assists in the game with 6 while playing a total of 42 minutes against the Kings.
With the loss against the Kings, the Heat are now 34-17 on the season which places them in 1st place in the Southeast Division. Jimmy Butler leads the offense in points per game and is averaging 20.5 per game. Butler also leads the Heat in assists per game with 6.3. Bam Adebayo leads the Heat in rebounds per game on the season as he is averaging 10.4 per game. The Heat come into Sunday’s game with 5 players listed on their injury report as Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler, Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill are all are day to day.
The Portland Trail Blazers welcome the Miami Heat to town on Sunday after losing their last game to the Utah Jazz by the score of 117-114. Damian Lillard led the way for the Trail Blazers scoring 42 points while going 16 of 30 from the field and 2 of 3 from the free throw line. Lillard also led Portland in assists on the night with 6, while playing a total of 43 minutes against the Jazz. Caleb Swanigan led the Trail Blazers in rebounds in the game with 11, including 2 coming offensively.
Currently, the Trail Blazers have a record of 24-29 and are in 4th place in the Northwest Division. Portland is led by point guard Damian Lillard who is averaging a team leading 29.8 points per game on the season. Lillard is also the team leader in assists and is averaging 7.9 assists per game. Hassan Whiteside leads the Trail Blazers in rebounding and is averaging 14.1 per game. The Trail Blazers enter their game on Sunday with 3 players listed on their injury report as Nassir Little, Hassan Whiteside and Anfernee Simons are all listed as day to day.
The Miami Heat have scored an average of 111.9 points per game this year while allowing 108.2 points per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have scored 113.5 points per game this season while allowing 115 points per game. In their last 5 games, the Heat are 2-3 and have lost 2 games in a row while the Trail Blazers are 3-2. The Heat won the first matchup of the season between these two teams by the score of 122-111 in a game played in Miami. Miami is 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 games on the road. Portland is 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 games. The total has gone over in 5 of Portland's last 6 games against Miami. I am going with the Trail Blazers in this one. Portland wins 120-117 but Miami beats the spread.