Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 2/13/2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Miami Heat travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Heat head into this matchup with a mark of 30-26. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 100.3 points per contest while giving up 101.1 per game. The Raptors have an overall mark of 39-16. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 111.6 points per contest and giving up 103.3, which is a point differential of 8.3.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 26-27-3 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 22-32-2 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 31-24-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 28-27-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
02/09/18 C Kelly Olynyk Shoulder is "?" Tuesday vs Toronto
01/12/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out for season
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/11/18 F OG Anunoby Ankle left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Miami
Goran Dragic averages 17.2 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Hassan Whiteside comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 12 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%.
Kyle Lowry averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%. DeMar DeRozan averages 23.9 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat allow 101.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league. Miami averages 100.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.84 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 103.3 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season. Toronto is 3rd in the league with 111.6 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.31. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Raptors are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Heat are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 24th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Miami is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Toronto is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.1, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 28th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -8.5
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