Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/3/2020
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat
Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
Serge Ibaka and the Toronto Raptors (47-18, 1st in the Atlantic Division) head to HP Field House on Monday where they'll meet the Miami Heat (42-24, 1st in the Southeast Division).
The Raptors are covering the spread 56.2% of the time, having gone 36-28-1 ATS. Miami is covering the spread 53.1% of the time, going 34-30-2 against the spread.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
08/01/20 PF Oshae Brissett Knee is questionable Monday vs Miami
08/01/20 SG Patrick McCaw Knee is questionable Monday vs Miami
Key Miami Heat Injuries
08/01/20 PF Meyers Leonard Ankle is questionable Monday vs Toronto
Serge Ibaka comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Fred VanVleet averages 17.5 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.7 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Kendrick Nunn averages 15.6 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Tyler Herro averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 112.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.5 per game. The Raptors allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 15th in the league with 112.3 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 26.0. The Heat are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Heat surrender 108.9 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game.
The Raptors are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 105, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 2nd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Toronto is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Miami is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Heat are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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