Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat 1/29/2022 NBA Picks and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat 1/29/2022 – The Miami Heat are now the best team in the NBA Eastern Conference and some are not surprised at all with the way they are playing. This team is set to host the retooling Toronto Raptors this coming Saturday, January 29. The live television coverage will be handled by the Bally Sports Sun and they will put the game live on television by 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers can also watch the same feed through an online live stream. The Miami Heat are expected by NBA betting lines to surge past the Toronto Raptors in this matchup.
Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat 1/29/2022
Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat 1/29/2022 Betting Odds
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors have been rebuilding well and the down season led them to draft young rookie Scottie Barnes. This player has been in the running for the rookie of the year honors beside Evan Mobley of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cade Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons. This team is still not there but they have good pieces to build on along with Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet. Other players who have great potential to become special in the league are OG Anunoby, Chris Bouchard and Precious Achiuwa. The Raptors are positioned to make it to the NBA play-in tournament as of the moment.
Players to watch: F. VanVleet 41 GP 41 GS 38.2 MIN 21.7 PTS 0.8 OR 3.9 DR 4.7 REB 7 AST 1.7 STL 0.5 BLK 2.6 TO 2.5 PF 2.7 AST/TO 19.69 PER
P. Siakam 33 GP 33 GS 36.9 MIN 21 PTS 2 OR 6.3 DR 8.2 REB 5.2 AST 1.2 STL 0.7 BLK 2.6 TO 3.4 PF 2 AST/TO 19.46 PER
O. Anunoby 31 GP 31 GS 36.5 MIN 18.9 PTS 1.5 OR 3.8 DR 5.4 REB 2.5 AST 1.6 STL 0.5 BLK 1.7 TO 3 PF 1.5 AST/TO 16.10 PER.
Miami Heat Betting
The Miami Heat has been the best team in the NBA Eastern Conference even if they had a fair share of short-term injuries, inconsistency of some players and health protocol restrictions. Thanks to the next-man-up mentality of the team, the system of Pat Riley’s protege Erik Spoelstra is in full bloom. Tyler Herro has been the most consistent player so far for the Heat and he leveled up his game entering this season to compliment Jimmy Butler. Duncan Robinson has been a lethal sniper whenever he is on the floor and the team has Bam Adebayo back from injury.
Players to Watch: J.Butler SF SG 30 GP 30 GS 33.3 MIN 21.4 PTS 1.8 OR 4.2 DR 6 REB 6 AST 1.9 STL 0.4 BLK 2 TO 1.3 PF 3 AST/TO 25.85 PER
T. Herro PG 39 GP 10 GS 32.9 MIN 20.7 PTS 0.6 OR 4.3 DR 4.9 REB 4 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 2.8 TO 1.4 PF 1.4 AST/TO 15.74 PER
B. Adebayo C 23 GP 23 GS 32.8 MIN 17.9 PTS 2.6 OR 7.2 DR 9.8 REB 3.7 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 3 TO 3.2 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.60 PER.
Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat 1/29/2022 Betting Numbers
Toronto are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games.
Miami are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games.
Goran Dragic PG Personal is out indefinitely
Kyle Lowry PG Personal is “?” Saturday vs Toronto
Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat Betting Picks
The Miami Heat has been one tough customer to handle and the online sportsbook sees the Toronto Raptors having a hard time getting through them. This is a low scoring game with the total going under and the spread should be covered.
Moneyline: The Heat as the favorites to win have an ML of -235 while the Raptors are +195 if they pull an upset on the road.
ATS: 6.5 points is what lies in between both teams across the spread with the Raptors getting the +6 while the Heat are -6.
TOTALs: The total for both teams to dance on is set at 207.5 with the Raptors the team going over while the Heat are under.
Score Prediction: 103 – 95, Miami