Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 2/1/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
The Miami Heat (32-18) are headed to Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday where they will attempt to beat the Toronto Raptors (24-23).
The Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Raptors and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 124-120 in their last game. Miami finished the contest having earned a 40.5% FG percentage (45 out of 111) and knocked down 16 of their 50 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Heat converted 14 of 20 tries for a percentage of 70.0%. Pertaining to rebounding, they collected 62 with 20 of them being offensive. They also dished out 26 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 12 steals. With respect to defense, Miami let their opponent shoot 43.9% from the field on 47 of 107 shooting. Toronto distributed 53 assists and had 24 steals in this game. In addition, Toronto grabbed 41 rebounds (12 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Toronto finished 77.8% when shooting free throws by making 14 of 18 tries. They converted 16 of their 45 tries from 3-point range. Regarding fouls, the Heat ended up with 26 and the Raptors totaled 16 fouls.
Jimmy Butler is a guy who played a role in the game. He ended up with 37 points on 14 out of 26 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 52 mins played and also totaled 14 boards. Butler went 53.8% from the field and totaled 10 assists.
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Miami comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 32-18 on the season. They currently have an average of 109.1 points per game (14th in the league) while connecting on 46.0% from the field. The Heat are hitting 37.7% on 3-point shots (682 of 1,811) and 81.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Miami is snagging 44.8 boards per contest and has totaled 1,291 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 7th in the league in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.8 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 20.3 fouls every game.
On defense, the Heat have forced 15.4 turnovers every game and they draw 20.0 fouls. They currently rank 9th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,166 relinquished on the campaign. The Heat defense is giving up a FG percentage of 44.3% (1,852 of 4,181) and they surrender 41.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They concede 34.8% on 3-point shots while they are 4th in basketball in opponents points per game (104.5).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Raptors went home victorious with a score of 124-120 when they faced the Heat. The Raptors snagged 41 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 53 for the matchup. They turned it over 16 times, while earning 15 steals for this game. The Heat committed 23 fouls for this game which took the Raptors to the free throw line for 18 shots. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 77.8%. In terms of shooting from downtown, Toronto made 16 of 45 tries (35.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Raptors shot 47 out of 107 from the field which had them shooting 43.9%. The Raptors allowed the Heat to bury 45 out of 111 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.5% in the matchup. They went 32.0% from 3-point land by shooting 16 of 50 and ended up going 14 out of 20 at the free throw line (70.0%). With respect to rebounding, Toronto permitted Miami to snag 42 in total (20 on the offensive glass).
Gary Trent Jr. ended up having an impact for the Raptors for the game. He made 13 of 28 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 46.4%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. Trent had 33 points in his 56 mins on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist in the matchup.
Toronto has a record of 24-23 on the year. The Raptors have committed 19.9 fouls per contest and they shoot 75.5% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 22.0 times per game (28th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 12.8 times per game. Toronto has earned 5,052 points on the season (107.5 per contest) and they pull down 44.8 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Raptors are shooting 43.8% from the field, which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Raptors on the defensive side of the court are 10th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 106.7. They are forcing 16.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.9% from the field (19th in the league). The Toronto defense concedes 35.8% on shots from distance (586 of 1,635) and their opponents are connecting on 79.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 24.3 dimes and 44.4 boards per game, which is 17th and 14th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto
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