Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 4/3/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Sunday, April 3, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
TV: NBA TV
Scotiabank Arena is where the Toronto Raptors (45-32) will meet the Miami Heat (49-28) on Sunday.
The Heat faced the Celtics and notched a win by a score of 106-98 in their last contest. Miami finished the game having earned a 48.1% field goal percentage (38 of 79) and converted 13 out of their 34 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Heat buried 17 of their 25 attempts for a rate of 68.0%. When talking about getting rebounds, they earned 42 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 27 dimes for this contest as well as creating 1 turnovers and getting 9 steals. When it comes to defense, Miami let their opponent shoot 41.2% from the floor on 35 out of 85 shooting. Boston earned 44 assists and had 27 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Boston had 36 rebounds (8 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Boston walked away from this one shooting 73.9% from the free throw line by burying 17 of their 23 attempts. They also made 11 of their 37 attempts from distance. Regarding fouls, the Heat walked away with 23 and the Celtics totaled 17 fouls.
Bam Adebayo is one player who was a factor in this matchup. Adebayo ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor and also recorded 8 dimes. He played 33 mins played and grabbed 12 boards. He had 17 points on 5 of 10 shooting.
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Miami steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 49-28 on the year. They cough up possession 14.6 times per game and as a team are committing 20.6 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Miami is pulling in 44.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,963 assists on the year, which ranks 8th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Heat are connecting on 37.4% on shots from distance (1,026 of 2,746) and 81.0% from the free throw line. They average 109.3 points per game (19th in basketball) while connecting on 46.4% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Heat have forced 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 20.6 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 5th in basketball in allowing assists with 1,784 surrendered so far this year. The Heat defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.5% (2,874 of 6,453) and they concede 41.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They are giving up 34.1% from 3-point land while they are 3rd in the league in PPG allowed (105.1).
In their last game, the Raptors took home the win by a final score of 102-89 when they faced the Magic. Concerning rebounds, Toronto permitted Orlando to snag 36 overall (9 on the offensive side). They went 31.4% from distance by connecting on 11 of 35 and ended up shooting 10 of 11 at the charity stripe (90.9%). The Raptors permitted the Magic to bury 34 out of 80 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 42.5% for the contest. When this game wrapped up, the Raptors went 36 out of 86 from the field which had them sitting at 41.9%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Toronto buried 13 out of 42 attempts (31.0%). They were able to make 17 of those for a rate of 85.0%. The Magic were called for 19 fouls in the game which took the Raptors to the charity stripe for a total of 20 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 12 steals for this contest. The Raptors snagged 32 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 in this game.
Scottie Barnes was important for the Raptors for the game. Barnes racked up 19 points in his 36 mins of playing time and accumulated 7 dimes for the contest. He converted 6 out of 13 in the game for a rate of 46.2%, and added 8 rebounds.
Toronto has a mark of 45-32 on the season. The Raptors are committing 19.8 fouls every game and they shoot 75.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 22.1 times per contest (29th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.5 times per contest. Toronto has scored 8,413 points this season (109.3 per game) and they average 45.4 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Raptors are connecting on 44.5% from the floor, which ranks 25th in the league.
The Raptors on the defensive side of the court are 7th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 106.8. They are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.0% from the floor (17th in the league). The Toronto defense concedes 35.0% on 3-pointers (938 of 2,678) and opponents are knocking down 79.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 25.1 assists and 44.2 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 20th and 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto
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