Trail Blazers vs Miami Heat NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Trail Blazers vs Miami Heat Prediction 3/29/2024

The Portland Trail Blazers (19-54) travel to face off against the Miami Heat (39-33) on Friday, March 29th. This game will be played at Kaseya Center in Miami and televised on BSSU. Both the Trail Blazers and Heat will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

Trail Blazers vs Heat

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The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Trail Blazers’ most recent matchup against the Hawks saw Dalano Banton lead the Trail Blazers with 31 points while shooting 13/23 from the field. Toumani Camara finished 2nd on the team with 17 points, but Portland ended the game with a 120-106 loss.

Over their last ten games, the Trail Blazers have gone 1-9 and have an overall record of 19-54. In the Western Conference, the Trail Blazers are in 14th place and are 5th in the Northwest division.

Portland arrives with an ATS record of 34-38 for the season up to this point. During this season, Portland has a 1-5 record against the spread as favorites and 33-33 as underdogs.

The Heat Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Bam Adebayo scored 24 for Miami against the Warriors which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 40.2%. Terry Rozier contributed 15 points, but Miami lost the game 113-92.

Coming into today’s action, the Heat have a 39-33 record and are 2nd in the Southeast division. They are also 7th in the Eastern Conference. Over their last three games, the Heat have gone 1-2.

Miami has an overall ATS record of 33-36 as they come into today’s game. This season, Miami has a 17-20 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 16-16 when playing as underdogs.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

Through 73 games the Trail Blazers are averaging 107.6 points per contest, placing them 28th in the NBA.

The Blazers are 28th in the NBA in scoring at 107.6 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 106.3 points per game (29th).

Portland is 30th in true shooting percentage and 29th in field goal percentage. They are also 30th in two-point shooting percentage at 49%.

So far this season, the Blazers have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 26% of their games. They are 21st in three-point attempts and 23rd in three-point shooting percentage.

Heat Offense Breakdown

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Miami has recorded an average of 109.3 points per game (27th) throughout 72 games games.

At home, the Heat are averaging 111.6 points per game this season, which is 23rd in the NBA. Overall, they are 27th in the league in scoring at 109.3 points per game. In terms of pace, Miami is 29th in the NBA at 95.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Heat are 25th in field goal percentage at 46%. Inside the arc, Miami is 28th in two-point shooting at 52%. From beyond the arc, they are 13th in three-point shooting at 36%.

Overall, the Heat are 22nd in assists at 25.6 per game. In terms of offensive rebounding, Miami is 27th in the NBA with 9.4 per game. From the free-throw line, the Heat are 10th in the league at 18 made free throws per game.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

So far, the Trail Blazers’ defense is ranked 17th in the league at 115.8 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Trail Blazers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.8% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.3% from downtown.

Heat Team Defense

So far this season, the Heat defense has been performing well, ranking 4th in the NBA at 108.9 points allowed per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Heat squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.3% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.3% from downtown.

Key Players For The Trail Blazers And Heat

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Jerami Grant as the primary point contributor for the Trail Blazers, finishing with 21 points while maintaining a 7/16 shooting accuracy. This season, he is averaging 21 points per game along with 3.5 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Jimmy Butler as the leading scorer for the Heat. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 21 while also collecting 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 50.1%, and his scoring average is 21.4 points per game.

Trail Blazers vs Heat Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Trail Blazers have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 106 points per game in this stretch.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Miami has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 102 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-5.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Heat have a straight up record of 8-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 5-5.

Trail Blazers vs Heat Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Trail Blazers vs. Heat matchup, we’re leaning towards the Trail Blazers at +14.5. Although our projections show the Heat winning 107-102, we suggest placing your bet on the Trail Blazers for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 209.5, and our model predicts the Trail Blazers and Heat to score a combined 209 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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

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