Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors, NBA Online Sports Betting, Las Vegas Basketball Odds, Picks and Prediction

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38-40, 9th in Eastern Conference April 7, 7:30 PM | Air Canada Centre 48-31, 3rd in Eastern Conference
Miami at Toronto, Sports Betting Lines and Odds
When: 7:30 PM ET, Friday, April 7, 2017
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, FSN Sun (Miami), Sportsnet (Toronto)
Team Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
501 –Miami Heat +5 -110 +175 Ov 206½ -110
502 –Toronto Raptors -5 -110 -215 Un 206½ -110

The Miami Heat and the Toronto Raptors will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Air Canada Centre.

ABOUT THE HEAT (38-40): Miami coach Erik Spoelstra avoided putting Johnson in the starting lineup all season before finally relenting with the team needing a spark on Wednesday. The veteran power forward responded by scoring 26 points on 10-of-12 shooting, including 6-of-7 from 3-point range. “There’s no other call,” Spoelstra told reporters of the decision to start Johnson. “How many guys do we have left? The minutes he gave us were crazy good. What else are we going to do? We’ve cycled through basically everybody. We’re at the stage in the season. It’s go time.”

ABOUT THE RAPTORS (48-31): Lowry sat out 21 games after undergoing surgery on his right wrist but returned without missing a beat and went 9-of-16 from the floor while logging 42 minutes on Wednesday. “He did so many positive things throughout the game, so it wasn’t necessarily one play,” Toronto coach Dwane Casey told reporters of Lowry. “He makes so many winning plays, attacks before the defense is set, he reads situations, gets to the rim, gets calls, makes free throws, makes the right decision with the ball. You can’t really put a number on a play on his effect on the game.” Fellow All-Star DeMar DeRozan picked up some playmaking duties when Lowry was down and continued upon his return with 10 assists on Wednesday.

Oddsmakers currently have the Raptors listed as 5-point favorites versus the Heat, while the game’s total is sitting at 206½.

The Miami Heat are one of three teams fighting over two spots at the bottom of the Eastern Conference and are staring at the most difficult closing stretch of the group. The Heat will begin a stretch of four games against teams in the top four of the East to close the season when they visit the Toronto Raptors on Friday.

Miami snapped a two-game slide with a 112-99 win at Charlotte on Wednesday to kick off a three-game road trip that concludes at Washington on Saturday, and it finishes the season with home games against Cleveland and the Wizards. The Heat appeared to be falling off the pace with losses in four of six before James Johnson stepped into the starting lineup to provide a spark along with stars Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside. The Raptors own the No. 3 spot in the East heading into play on Thursday but are fighting off a charge from Washington. Toronto won nine of its last 11 games and got a huge boost when All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry returned from a wrist injury and delivered 27 points and 10 assists in Wednesday’s 105-102 win at Detroit.

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1. Raptors SF DeMarre Carroll slipped to two points on 1-of-6 shooting Wednesday after averaging 11 points in the previous three contests.

2. Heat SG Rodney McGruder is 5-of-22 from 3-point range over the last six games.

3. Toronto took two of the first three meetings, including a 101-84 triumph in Miami on March 23.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Toronto Raptors will cover the spread at -5 and the game will go over 206½ points, according to scamdicappers
PREDICTION: Raptors 110, Heat 104 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

102.9 PTS FOR 107.1
101.9 PTS AGNST 103.1
1.0 DIFF. 4.0
33.0 DEF REBOUNDS 32.5
10.6 OFF REBOUNDS 10.7
45.5 FG% 46.4
70.5 FT% 79.8
9.9 3 POINTERS 8.8
7.1 STEALS 8.3
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami’s last 9 games on the road
Miami is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Miami is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Toronto
Miami is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Miami is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Miami is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Toronto is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games
Toronto is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games at home
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Toronto is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games when playing at home against Miami
Toronto is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Miami
Miami’s Overall Scoring vs Toronto’s Overall Defense 102.9 21 103.1 7
Miami’s Away Scoring vs Toronto’s Home Defense 99.9 28 103.4 14
Miami’s Road Rebounds vs Toronto’s Home Rebounds Allowed 43.9 6 40.6 5
Toronto’s Overall Scoring vs Miami’s Overall Defense 107.1 10 101.9 5
Toronto’s Home Scoring vs Miami’s Road Defense 111.3 5 101.8 3
Toronto’s Home Rebounds vs Miami’s Road Rebounds Allowed 44.4 13 44.6 19
Miami has the worst free throw percentage in the league with just 70.5.
Miami leads the league in three points made allowed with 7.7 per game.
No trends to report


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