The Miami Heat will take on the Toronto Raptors at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday at FTX Arena. Miami is 32-17 overall and 18-5 at home, while Toronto is 23-23 overall and 10-11 on the road. The franchises have split their last 10 head-to-head matchups but Miami has covered in six of 10 and has now won and covered in two of the last three meetings.
The Heat are 29-20 against the spread this season while the Raptors are 24-21 against the number. Miami is favored by 3.5 points in the latest Heat vs. Raptors odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 208.5. Before entering any Raptors vs. Heat picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Heat vs. Raptors spread: Heat -3.5
- Heat vs. Raptors over-under: 208.5 points
What you need to know about the Heat
The Heat netted a 121-114 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. It was another big night for Miami’s small forward Jimmy Butler, who had 26 points and nine assists along with six rebounds. Bam Adebayo also had a big night with 20 points and 12 rebounds in the victory while Gabe Vincent also contributed 23 points.
Butler and Adebayo are both healthy again after lengthy absences and they’re making a huge impact. Butler is averaging 21.5 points, 6.1 assists and 6.0 rebounds per game this year while Adebayo is averaging 18.0 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest.
What you need to know about the Raptors
Meanwhile, Toronto was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap on Wednesday as they fell 111-105 to the Chicago Bulls. Despite the defeat, Toronto had strong showings from small forward OG Anunoby, who had 23 points in addition to five boards, and shooting guard Gary Trent Jr., who shot 6-for-10 from beyond the arc and finished with 32 points.
With Fred VanVleet listed as questionable with a knee injury, Anunoby and Trent might have to pick up a heavier than normal scoring load once again on Saturday. VanVleet is averaging a team-best 21.7 points and 7.0 assists per game this season and his productivity would be sorely missed against the top team in the Eastern Conference.
How to make Raptors vs. Heat picks
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