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The Miami Heat will take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday at FTX Arena. The Heat are 28-16 overall and 14-5 at home, while Portland is 18-25 overall and 4-14 on the road. These teams played two weeks ago in which Miami won on the road by a 115-109 score.

Miami is favored by 10 points in the latest Heat vs. Trail Blazers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 212.5. Before entering any Trail Blazers vs. Heat picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 14 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 56-30 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,200. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Heat vs. Trail Blazers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Trail Blazers vs. Heat:

  • Heat vs. Trail Blazers spread: Heat -10
  • Heat vs. Trail Blazers over-under: 212.5 points
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What you need to know about the Heat

Miami brings some momentum into this contest after winning five of its last six games. The Heat are coming off a 104-99 win over Toronto on Monday, as center Bam Adebayo played in his first game following a six-week absence due to thumb surgery. Adebayo scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 32 minutes, while Jimmy Butler had a triple-double with 19 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds. 

The Heat have been excellent at home this season, winning 14 of their 19 games. They picked up a six-point win at Portland on Jan. 5, despite being without their top four players at the end of that contest. Miami has covered the spread in six of its last seven games but will be without Kyle Lowry (personal) for Wednesday.

What you need to know about the Trail Blazers

Portland star guard CJ McCollum returned from an 18-game absence due to a collapsed lung, scoring 16 points in a 98-88 win over Orlando on Monday. McCollum knocked down 7 of 13 from the floor in 28 minutes of action. Starting wing Norman Powell is doubtful (personal) for Wednesday, while Damian Lillard (core), Larry Nance Jr. (knee) and Cody Zeller (knee) are out.

Without Lillard, the Blazers are 6-8 this season. McCollum is the top available scorer, averaging 20.4 points per game, while Powell, Anfernee Simons and Jusuf Nurkic are all in double figures as well. Portland has covered the spread in four of its last five games.

How to make Trail Blazers vs. Heat picks

The model has simulated Heat vs. Blazers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Trail Blazers vs. Heat? And which side covers almost 70 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks.



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