Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers 2/9/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
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Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers 2/9/2020 – The Miami Heat have lost two straight on the road and they are hoping to bounce back on this NBA Western Conference road trip when they battle they visit the Portland Trail Blazers next at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. This game will be televised by NBC Sports Northwest on Sunday, February 9 live at 7:00 pm Eastern Time. NBA League Pass and Sofascore will also feature the game live on their site and app through online live streaming. The Portland Trail Blazers are coming in from a controversial loss and they are predicted by NBA Games Today Odds to carry the upper hand over the Miami Heat at home.
Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers 2/9/2020
Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers 2/9/2020 Betting Odds
Miami Heat Betting
The road has been very tough for the Miami Heat as they are 12-14 this season. They are on an acid test as they are on their road trip in the west and they have not won any game yet in two games. They were defeated by the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers by wide margins. Coming to this game, Jimmy Butler is questionable to play and their new trade deadline acquisitions are still on their way. It will be up to Goran Dragic to bring in the energy for this team with the absence of Butler and Bam Adebayo has to establish himself inside since Hassan Whiteside is not playing for the Blazers.
Players to watch: B. Adebayo PF 51 GP 51 GS 34.7 MIN 16.1 PTS 2.5 OR 7.8 DR 10.4 REB 4.8 AST 1.2 STL 1.2 BLK 2.7 TO 2.4 PF 1.8 AST/TO 20.72 PER
G. Dragic PG 40 GP 1 GS 28.1 MIN 15.9 PTS 0.4 OR 2.6 DR 3 REB 5 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 2.6 TO 1.9 PF 2 AST/TO 16.36 PER
K. Nunn SG 48 GP 48 GS 30.3 MIN 15.8 PTS 0.3 OR 2.5 DR 2.8 REB 3.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 1.8 TO 2.3 PF 1.9 AST/TO 13.76 PER
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers were very vocal on their last game when Rudy Gobert’s block was supposed to be a goaltend and it cost them the game. This team has lost two of their last three games and as they were getting their momentum again, a costly call dropped their morale. It is up to Damian Lillard to carry the team on his back, not just with his gameplay and but emotionally as well after that controversial call. Expect him to dictate the tempo as this team lacks the interior presence with the absence of Hassan Whiteside and expect them to use their speed against Miami Heat.
Players to Watch: D. Lillard PG 51 GP 51 GS 37.1 MIN 29.8 PTS 0.5 OR 3.9 DR 4.3 REB 7.9 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.9 TO 1.7 PF 2.7 AST/TO 27.15 PER
C. McCollum SG 49 GP 49 GS 35.7 MIN 21.4 PTS 0.7 OR 3.3 DR 4 REB 3.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.7 BLK 1.7 TO 2.6 PF 2.2 AST/TO 16.56 PER
C. Anthony PF 37 GP 37 GS 32.6 MIN 15.2 PTS 1.2 OR 5.3 DR 6.6 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 1.7 TO 2.9 PF 0.9 AST/TO 12.25 PER
Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers 2/9/2020 Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Andre Iguodala SF Acquired is out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside C Leg is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Miami
Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Picks
The Miami Heat struggles on the road put them on the disadvantage according to Bet On NBA Games. Especially with the absence of their leader Jimmy Butler, this is a good chance for the Trail Blazers to bounce back hard.
Moneyline: The Heat are given the ML of +145 if they win this game on the road. On the other hand, it is the Blazers at -125.
ATS: Just two points across the spread between the Blazers and Heat. It is Miami owning the +2 while the Heat are -2.
TOTALs: The total handed to this game is 228 with the Heat going over and the Trail Blazers the team under.
Score Prediction: 115 – 111 Trail Blazers