Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 1/20/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-3)
The Miami Heat (5-7) head to Amalie Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Toronto Raptors (5-8). Toronto opens this game as 3-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 221.5.
The Miami Heat faced the Detroit Pistons and earned the victory with a final of 113-107 in their last contest. Miami finished the game with a 57.3% field goal percentage (43 out of 75) and converted 12 of 30 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Heat converted 15 of 19 shots for a percentage of 78.9%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they earned 36 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 23 dimes in this matchup while getting 8 steals and 6 blocked shots. With respect to the defense, Miami allowed the other team to shoot 46.3% from the field on 38 of 82 shooting. Detroit doled out 24 dimes and had 8 steals for the game. In addition, the Pistons had 32 rebounds (10 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Detroit went 75.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 18 of 24 shots. They knocked down 13 of 37 shots from 3-point range.
Bam Adebayo is someone who was a major factor in this game. He scored 28 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He played 35:28 minutes and totaled 11 rebounds. Adebayo walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the floor and distributed 5 dimes. One more player that came through in this contest for the Heat was Goran Dragić. He grabbed 3 boards and also earned 3 assists. He finished 60.0% from the field in the matchup by hitting 9-of-15 (22 points). When the final whistle blew, Dragić was on the hardwood for 33:07 min.
Miami will take the court with a mark of 5-7 for the campaign. The Heat are shooting 36.2% on 3-point shots (144 of 398) and 76.6% from the charity stripe. They average 110.0 pts per game (19th in the league) while hitting 47.9% from the field. They are turning it over 18.3 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.5 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Miami is grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game and has tallied 294 assists so far this year, which ranks 20th in the league in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Heat are able to force 15.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.3 fouls. The Heat defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 45.6% (183 of 267) and they concede 42.6 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are 10th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 301 conceded for the campaign. They are conceding 37.6% on 3-point attempts and they are 24th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (113.8).
For their last game, the Toronto Raptors took home the win by a final score of 116-93 when they played the Dallas Mavericks. The Raptors were able to collect 37 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 46 for this game. They also stuffed 6 shots while earning 9 steals in this game. The Mavericks had 16 personal fouls for this contest which took the Raptors to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a rate of 88.9%. In the matter of 3-point shots, Toronto converted 12 of their 33 tries (36.4%). When the game finished, the Raptors finished 44 out of 88 from the field which had them at 50.0%. The Raptors allowed the Mavericks to bury 31 of 82 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.8% for the contest. They went 25.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 9 out of 36 and ended up going 22 out of 27 from the free throw line (81.5%). In regard to attacking the glass, Toronto permitted Dallas to pull down 38 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Kyle Lowry ended up having an impact for the Raptors in the matchup. He converted 9 of 12 in this matchup for a rate of 75.0%, which had him finishing with 23 points. Lowry totaled 9 boards in his 35:07 minutes of playing time and had 7 assists in the game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Toronto was Chris Boucher. He finished with 21 points in 27:40 mins on the hardwood by going 8 of 12 shooting in this contest. Boucher ended up shooting 66.7% from the field and also earning 2 assists and 10 boards.
Toronto has a mark of 5-8 so far this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Raptors are connecting on 43.9% from the floor, which ranks 25th in the league. Toronto has scored 1,338 points for the campaign (111.5 per game) and they pull down 43.2 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 24.8 times per game (17th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.7 times per game. The Raptors commit 22.6 fouls per contest and they shoot 79.9% from the free throw line. The Raptors on the defensive side of the court are 17th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 110.7. The Toronto defense allows 36.5% from downtown (175 of 479) and their opponents are making 77.8% of their foul shots. They concede 26.6 assists and 45.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 24th and 20th in the NBA. They are able to force 16.6 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.0% from the field (10th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (-3)
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