Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 4/7/2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
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The Miami Heat travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 7.5 point favorites.
The Heat head into this matchup with a mark of 38-41. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -0.2 as they average 105.6 points per contest while giving up 105.8 per game. The Raptors have an overall mark of 56-24. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 114.3 points per contest and give up 108.5, which is a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 41-36-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 40-37-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 36-42-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 44-34-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
04/04/19 SF Josh Richardson Groin is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Hassan Whiteside comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 23.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 45%. Goran Dragic averages 14.5 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 26.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kyle Lowry averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 8.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 105.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.8 per game. The Heat allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 7th in the league with 114.3 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 25.4. The Raptors are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Raptors surrender 108.5 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 44.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Heat are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 21st. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Miami is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league.
Toronto is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league. The Raptors are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -7.5
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