Portland Trail Blazers vs Miami Heat 3/25/2021 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Portland Trail Blazers vs Miami Heat 3/25/2021 – The Portland Trail Blazers are going to try to avoid getting into a losing streak after getting back-to-back losses. They will be going on the road to face the Miami Heat this Thursday, March 25 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The tip-off begins at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time with TNT covering the game for television. The same feed can be seen and enjoyed by NBA League Pass subscribers through an online live stream. The Miami Heat has been on a bad funk recently and they are expected by NBA odds to get out of it with a win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Miami Heat 3/25/2021
Portland Trail Blazers vs Miami Heat 3/25/2021 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers have been slipping as they lost their last two games heading to this matchup against the Miami Heat. Their record is now at 25-18 and they managed to maintain the sixth-best record in the NBA Western Conference and just behind the Denver Nuggets by just half a game. The Brooklyn Nets were their last team to compete with and lost that matchup by just four points, 112-116. Damian Lillard looked human, producing 22 points and nine assists while C.J. McCullum shot 5-of-17 from the field to finish with only 16 points. Enes Kanter tallied 19 points and 19 rebounds along with six assists to own the best stat line for the team.
Players to watch: D. Lillard PG 42 GP 42 GS 36 MIN 30.1 PTS 0.5 OR 3.9 DR 4.4 REB 7.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 3.3 TO 1.6 PF 2.3 AST/TO 26.91 PER
C. McCollum SG 18 GP 18 GS 32 MIN 23.8 PTS 0.6 OR 3.2 DR 3.8 REB 4.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.1 TO 1.8 PF 3.9 AST/TO 23 PER
G. Trent Jr. SG 41 GP 23 GS 30.8 MIN 15 PTS 0.5 OR 1.7 DR 2.2 REB 1.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.1 BLK 0.8 TO 1.5 PF 1.9 AST/TO 12.73 PER.
Miami Heat Betting
The Miami Heat now has an even record of 22-22 and has also been on a bad curve losing four games in a row. They still are the fifth-best team in the NBA Eastern Conference but the Charlotte Hornets passed through them with their slump. This team is now tied with the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks for the same record. The Phoenix Suns were their most recent matchup and the final score settled at 100-110. Devin Booker had 23 points to lead the team in scoring while DeAndre Ayton continues to be the best player in the paint with 17 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks.
Players to Watch: J. Butler SF 30 GP 30 GS 33.4 MIN 21.3 PTS 2.2 OR 5.7 DR 7.9 REB 7.3 AST 2 STL 0.4 BLK 2.3 TO 1.3 PF 3.1 AST/TO 26.21 PER
B. Adebayo C 38 GP 38 GS 33.7 MIN 19.2 PTS 2.3 OR 7.1 DR 9.5 REB 5.4 AST 0.9 STL 1.1 BLK 2.8 TO 2.4 PF 1.9 AST/TO 22.5 PER
T. Herro PG 33 GP 14 GS 31.8 MIN 15.1 PTS 0.5 OR 4.9 DR 5.4 REB 3.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 2.2 TO 1.4 PF 1.5 AST/TO 11.55 PER.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Miami Heat 3/25/2021 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.
Miami are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic C Wrist is out indefinitely
Udonis Haslem PF Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Portland
Portland Trail Blazers vs Miami Heat Betting Picks
It seems that Damian Lillard and C.J. McCullum are getting reacquainted with each other and it has been costing them games. The Miami Heat are tough to beat at home and the sportsbook has them as the team with the advantage over the Trail Blazers.
Moneyline: The Trail Blazers as the road team is given an ML of +138 while the Heat are -167 at home.
ATS: It is a wide 4.5 points between both teams across the spread with the Trail Blazers getting the +4.5 while the Heat are at -4.5.
TOTALs: The total for this matchup is at 226 with the Trail Blazers the team over and the Heat the team under.
Score Prediction: 113 – 111, Heat