Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 11/25/2018
Sunday, November 25, 2018
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The Miami Heat travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, November 25, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 10.5 point favorites.
The Heat have a record of 7-11. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -1.4 as they average 108.0 points per game while giving up 109.4 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 16-4. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 116.4 points per contest and give up 107.5, which is a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 7-11-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 11-7-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 13-7-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/24/18 G Tyler Johnson Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Toronto
11/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/06/18 SF Norman Powell Shoulder is out indefinitely
Hassan Whiteside comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 14.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 55%. Josh Richardson averages 20.5 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 24.4 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 10.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 108.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 47.9 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.7 per game. The Heat allow 109.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 4th in the league with 116.4 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 47.3 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 25.6. The Raptors are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Raptors surrender 107.5 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Heat are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 8th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 23rd. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Miami is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Toronto is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league. The Raptors are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.3, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami +10.5
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