Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction 2/27/2024

The Miami Heat (32-25) travel to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers (15-41) on Tuesday, February 27th. This game will be played at Moda Center in Portland and televised on ROOT. The Heat are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Trail Blazers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Heat Are Coming Off A Win

Bam Adebayo led Miami with 28 points against the Kings, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 51.7% in the game. As the Heat secured the victory with a final score of 121-110, Jaime Jaquez Jr. also chipped in with 26 points.

As they prepare to face the Trail Blazers, the Heat are focused on improving their overall record of 32-25. Against the Eastern Conference, the Heat are 22-16 and have gone 10-9 in non-conference games this season.

For the season, Miami maintains an ATS record of .500, currently standing at 27-27 ATS. In their last four road games, Miami has successfully covered the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 15-11 on the road in contrast to 12-16 at home.

The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Portland’s most recently played the Hornets and lost with a final score of 93-80. The Trail Blazers picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 47-34.

As they prepare to face the Heat, the Trail Blazers have an overall record of 15-41 and are looking to end their eight game losing streak. In the Western Conference, the team is currently ranked 14th and sits at 5th in the Northwest division.

Portland currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 25-31 at this point. Portland has gone 1-5 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 24-26 when playing as underdogs.

Heat Offense Breakdown

Miami has recorded an average of 110.7 points per game (27th) throughout 57 games games.

The Miami Heat come into this game ranked 27th in the NBA in scoring at 110.7 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 108.4 points per game.

Miami is 24th in the league in field goal percentage at 46%. They are 28th in pace at 96.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Heat are 9th in the NBA at 37%. They are averaging 12.4 made threes per game.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

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Portland has recorded an average of 107.4 points per game (29th) throughout 56 games games.

When it comes to scoring, the Trail Blazers have struggled this season, ranking 29th in the NBA with 107.4 points per game. However, they have been slightly better at home, averaging 109.0 points per game.

Portland’s offense has been heavily reliant on three-point shooting, as they are 18th in the league in three-point attempts per game. However, they have struggled from deep, shooting just 34% from beyond the arc (27th).

Overall, the Trail Blazers are 30th in field goal percentage at 43%. In terms of pace, they are 20th in the NBA at 97.9 possessions per game.

Heat Team Defense

So far this season, the Heat defense has been performing well, ranking 4th in the NBA at 110.1 points allowed per contest. The Miami defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.4% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Miami.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

Portland’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 116.5 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Trail Blazers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 58.8% and allowing 34.6% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Heat And Trail Blazers

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Bam Adebayo as the primary point contributor for the Heat, finishing with 19 points while maintaining a 7/14 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 20.5 points per game, along with 10.6 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Anfernee Simons as the leading scorer for the Trail Blazers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 42.7%, and his scoring average is 22.5 points per game.

Heat vs Trail Blazers Trends

  • The Heat are 4-0-1 ATS in their last road games and 5-0 straight-up.
  • Across their last three home contests, Portland has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 0-3, while averaging 103 points per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have an ATS mark of just 1-4 in their last five games. Portland posted a straight up mark of 0-5 in these matchups.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Miami has an ATS mark of 3-5-2 while going 5-5 straight up.

Heat vs Trail Blazers Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +6, we have the Trail Blazers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 214, and our model projects the Heat and Trail Blazers to reach a combined total of 168 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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