Friday, April 7, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Miami Heat head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Friday, April 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 5 point favorites.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 38-40. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 101.9 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 48-31. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.1 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 47-31-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 36-42-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 42-35-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 43-36-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
04/05/17 F Luke Babbitt Hip "?" Friday vs Toronto
03/18/17 G Dion Waiters Ankle out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Hassan Whiteside comes into this game averaging 16.7 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Heat. He pulls down 14.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%. Goran Dragic averages 20.3 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 27 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Jonas Valanciunas averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.96 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.3 per game. The Heat allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 107.1 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.99 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 27th with 12.7 per game. The Raptors allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Raptors force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 106.8. In terms of pace they average 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 112.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Miami +5
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