Portland Trail Blazers vs Miami Heat 1/5/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
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Portland Trail Blazers vs Miami Heat 1/5/2020 – The Portland Trail Blazers snapped a five-game skid after winning their last game against the Washington Wizards. They would love to maximize the momentum from that game as they head to Miami, Florida to battle the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena this Sunday, January 5. TV rights are granted to Fox Sports Sun and they will air the match at 6 pm Eastern Time. NBA League Pass and SofaScore will have the game available on streaming. Despite struggling lately, NBA Game Odds see the Heat coming out with the win over the Blazers in this game and will give them a long day.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Miami Heat 1/5/2020
Portland Trail Blazers vs Miami Heat 1/5/2020 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Blazers pulled a victory over the Washington Wizards but this was an injury-depleted team that they defeated. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum were too much to handle for the Wizards as they scored a combined 59 points. It was Hassan Whiteside that controlled the interior with 23 points and 21 rebounds and it will be interesting to see him return to his former team and what numbers he can produce. Carmelo Anthony was on the dot with 7-of-9 from the field to finish with 16 points. They won but this is the Miami Heat they are battling and they are tough to beat at home.
Players to watch: D. Lillard PG 34 GP 34 GS 36.7 MIN 26.9 PTS 0.5 OR 3.8 DR 4.3 REB 7.4 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 1.9 PF 2.7 AST/TO 24.52 PER
C. McCollum SG 36 GP 36 GS 36.5 MIN 22.3 PTS 0.8 OR 3.5 DR 4.3 REB 3.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.7 BLK 1.9 TO 2.6 PF 2 AST/TO 17.41 PER
C. Anthony PF 21 GP 21 GS 31.4 MIN 16.2 PTS 1.1 OR 5 DR 6.2 REB 1.2 AST 1.1 STL 0.7 BLK 1.9 TO 3.1 PF 0.6 AST/TO 13.62 PER.
Miami Heat Betting
The Miami Heat are two different teams so far this year. When they are on the road, they are 50/50 on their win-loss card. But when they are at home, they are almost undefeated and boasts a 16-1 record. The Blazers are going to face the Heat at home and Miami just transforms into this beast. But still, they are coming off a 20-point blowout loss against the Orlando Magic. It was only Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo that reached double-digit scoring while other players struggled. They only shot 38% from the field as a team and committed 18 turnovers. Against the Blazers, they look at this as a chance to get back on Hassan Whiteside and it is going to be a watch for basketball fans.
Players to Watch: J. Butler SF 31 GP 31 GS 35.4 MIN 20.4 PTS 2.1 OR 4.8 DR 6.9 REB 6.6 AST 2 STL 0.5 BLK 2.6 TO 1.3 PF 2.5 AST/TO 23.53 PER
B. Adebayo C 35 GP 35 GS 34.4 MIN 15.5 PTS 2.6 OR 8.1 DR 10.7 REB 4.4 AST 1.3 STL 1.2 BLK 2.9 TO 2.7 PF 1.5 AST/TO 20.21 PER
K. Nunn SG 35 GP 35 GS 30.7 MIN 15.5 PTS 0.3 OR 2.6 DR 2.9 REB 3.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 1.9 TO 2.4 PF 2 AST/TO 13.05 PER.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Miami Heat 1/5/2020 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Miami are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Rodney Hood SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Justise Winslow PF Back is “?” Sunday vs Portland
Portland Trail Blazers vs Miami Heat Betting Picks
The Miami Heat are favored to win as indicated by Online Sportsbook over the Blazers and it is easy to pick them just looking how they defend their home court. This is a return game to the Miami Heat for Whiteside ever since he left the team and the reaction of the crowd if he will be cheered or not will surely be something to look out for.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Heat on this game is -250 while the Blazers are at +210 if they win on the road.
ATS: It is just 5.5 points across the spread for both teams with Miami taking the -5.5 for this match.
TOTALs: Heat and Blazers are given a total of 223 for this game. Portland is predicted to go over while Miami is under.
Score Prediction: 119 – 108 Heat