Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat Prediction 4/12/2024

The Toronto Raptors (25-55) travel to face off against the Miami Heat (44-36) on Friday, April 12th. This game will be played at Kaseya Center in Miami and televised on BSSU. Both the Raptors and Heat will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

Raptors vs Heat

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The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Raptors will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Nets with a final score of 106-102. In the face of their straight-up loss, the Raptors did coverthe spread as +12 point underdogs. As for the over/under, the combined score of 208 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 220.5.

The Raptors will have to be at their best if they want to come away with a win, as they are +15 point underdogs. Overall, the Raptors are 25-55 and have gone 18-32 against Eastern Conference teams while going 7-23 in non-conference games.

So far, Toronto’s ATS record is below .500 at 35-45. On the road, the Raptors have an ATS record of 21-18 compared to a 14-27 record vs. the spread at home.

The Heat Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Heat tell to the Mavericks by a score of 111-92. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Heat couldn’t cover the spread as +2.5 point underdogs. As for the over/under, the combined score of 203 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 217.5.

As they prepare to face the Raptors, the Heat have a record of 44-36 and are above .500. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently in 8th place and are in 2nd place in the Southeast division.

Currently, Miami holds an above .500 ATS record of 39-38 so far this year. Currently, the Heat have a two game ATS win streak when they are favored, and they are 17-17 against the spread as underdogs.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

Toronto has recorded an average of 112.6 points per game (20th) throughout 80 games games.

On the season, the Raptors are 20th in scoring at 112.6 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 114.9 points per game compared to 110.4 at home.

So far, Toronto has outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.8% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 11th in the league at 99.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Raptors are 16th at 47%. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 17th in the league at 54%.

Heat Offense Breakdown

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In 80 games games, Miami has an average of 109.9 points per game (27th).

At 109.9 points per game, the Heat are 27th in the NBA in scoring. However, they have been better at home, averaging 111.7 points per game.

Miami’s offense has been below the NBA scoring average in 61.3% of their games this season. Overall, they are 29th in pace at 95.8 possessions per game.

In terms of shooting, the Heat are 24th in field goal percentage at 46%. From three-point range, they are 12th in the league at 37%.

Raptors Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 118.7 points per game (24th). The Raptors defense is coming off a game in which they held the Nets offense to just 37.2% shooting. Overall, they gave up 106 points to Brooklyn.

Heat Team Defense

Miami’s defense has been playing well, ranking 4th in the NBA with 108.5 points allowed per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Heat are forcing 11.8 per game, which is 5th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 30th in blocked shots at 3.4 per game.

Key Players For The Raptors And Heat

Our game forecasts for today suggest that RJ Barrett is set to be the main scorer for the Raptors, recording 20 points and shooting 7/15 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 19.9 points per game, in addition to 5.3 rebounds.

On the other side, Jimmy Butler is our projected leading scorer for the Heat. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 49.5%, and his scoring average is 21 points per game.

Raptors vs Heat Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Raptors have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 6-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 109 points per game in these contests.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Miami has an ATS record of 5-0 while averaging 115 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Raptors have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • Miami has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.

Raptors vs Heat Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Heat vs. Raptors matchup, our bet is to grab the Raptors at +15. Even though our projections have the Heat winning 112-108, we see the Raptors as the play on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 218.5 and given that our model is projecting 220 points between the teams, we like the over.

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