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Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat 1/2/2020 Odds Previews and Prediction

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Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat 1-2-2020 Odds Previews and Prediction

Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat 1/2/2020 – It’s a battle of Eastern Conference elites as the Toronto Raptors lock horns with the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on Thursday. The opening Las Vegas betting lines favor the Heat at 5.5 points NBA spread to score another win over the Raptors after beating the defending champion, 121-110, in their first meeting this season.

Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat 1/2/2020

When: January 2, 2020 7:30 PM ET
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
TV: NBATV
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat 1/2/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Toronto Raptors +5 (-110) 216 o (-110) +204

Miami Heat
-5 (-110) 216 u (-110) -232
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Toronto Raptors Betting

The Raptors got back into the win column after blasting the Cleveland Cavaliers, 117-97. Kyle Lowry led the charge anew with 24 points and 8 assists and Serge Ibaka racked up 20 points and 10 boards. Toronto shot 47 percent from the field and 43 percent from beyond the arc. They also dished out 29 assists against 11 turnovers.

Players to Watch: Kyle Lowry (20.8 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 7.5 APG)

Fred VanVleet (18.2 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 6.9 APG)

Serge Ibaka (14.1 PPG and 10.1 RPG).

Miami Heat Betting

The Miami Heat’s five-game winning run got snapped in the Nation’s Capital on Monday, absorbing an upset loss against the Washington Wizards, 123-105. Jimmy Butler tallied 27 points, six rebounds, and four assists, Bam Adebayo recorded 14 points and 14 boards, and Duncan Robinson contributed 16 points. However, Miami just converted 10 of their 28 three-point attempts and dished out just 18 assists in an off night for this team.

Players to Watch: Jimmy Butler (20.5 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 6.7 APG)

Kendrick Nunn (16.1 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 3.6 APG)

Goran Dragic (16.0 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 5.1 APG)

Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat 1/2/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Toronto Raptors

Toronto are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto’s last 12 games.
Toronto are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.
Toronto are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games against Miami.
Raptors are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Miami.
Toronto are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Toronto are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Miami.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games this season.
Toronto are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Southeast division.

Miami Heat

Miami are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Miami’s last 11 games.
Miami are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami’s last 7 games against Toronto.
Miami are 16-1 SU in their last 17 games at home.
Miami are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Miami’s last 10 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Miami are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
Miami are 8-0-1 ATS in their last 9 games played on a Thursday.

Injuries

Toronto Raptors

Marc Gasol C Hamstring is out indefinitely
Norman Powell SF Shoulder is out indefinitely
Pascal Siakam PF Groin is out indefinitely
Matt Thomas SG Finger is out indefinitely

Miami Heat

Justise Winslow PF Back is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Toronto

Head-to-Head
Toronto Raptors Miami Heat
19-15 Against the Spread 18-13
17-17 Straight Up 20-12
111 Points per Game 112
105 Points Allowed per Game 108
45.19 Offensive FG% 47.01
80.42 Offensive FT% 77.33
37.28 Offensive 3PT% 38.53
42.21 Defensive FG% 44.32
75.95 Defensive FT% 75.78
33.2 Defensive 3PT% 32.75

Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat Betting Picks

NBA odds augur well in favor of the Heat to win another game against an elite Eastern Conference opponent. Nobody saw the Heat becoming a top-3 contender in a top-heavy East. The Raptors, of course, still have a lot of firepower on their roster to equalize their regular-season series, but there’s no doubt they will be missing Siakam, Powell and Gasol in this game.

Moneyline: The Heat seems to be the logical pick to win straight up. Aside from they are the healthier squad and a gaudy 18-2 record when entering the game as favorites, their big victory over the Raptors a few weeks ago only showed they know how to beat this team.

ATS: An extra 5.5 spread could be huge for the Raptors as they gun for their 21st ATS win this season. I expect the Raptors to push the Heat down to the final seconds of the game, but fall within five points.

TOTALs: The total opened at 216 points. The Raptors and Heat combined for 231 points in their first matchup this season. The Heat will breach the 100-point mark, that’s for sure. The Raptors, meanwhile, proved as of late that they can still pile up points without the three vital cogs of their offense. I pick OVER.

Score Prediction: 115 – 110 Heat