Portland Trail Blazers vs. Miami Heat, Wednesday, Las Vegas Odds, NBA Basketball Sports Betting, Free Picks and Predictions

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Portland at Miami, NBA Sports betting
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN Northwest (Portland), FSN Sun (Miami)
Team Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
709 Portland Trail Blazers +2½ -110 +111 Ov 203 -115
710 Miami Heat -2½ -110 -131 Un 203 -105

The Portland Trail Blazers and the Miami Heat will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at American Airlines Arena.

ABOUT THE TRAIL BLAZERS (13-13): Lillard scored a season-high 39 points and CJ McCollum added 21 in Monday’s loss, as their teammates combined to shoot 37 percent from the floor. Center Jusuf Nurkic, who has a team-high six double-doubles, missed two straight games with an ankle injury and fill-in Meyers Leonard is averaging eight points and four rebounds in his place. Portland’s five straight losses have come against teams that entered Tuesday a collective 40 games above .500, but Wednesday begins a three-game stretch against opponents who are a combined 12 games below .500.

ABOUT THE HEAT (13-13): Miami also has a big hole in the middle with big man Hassan Whiteside missing the last six games with a knee injury, although his return is imminent. “A bone bruise is a bone bruise and it’s all individual and they’re all different,” coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters in Memphis. “[Whiteside] was clearly not as mobile as he was in the beginning of the year and that’s why we’re taking the time now to get him healthy. He’s making progress. He’s doing a lot of conditioning. It will be good to see him when we get back (from the road trip).” Kelly Olynyk took the last three starts in place of Whiteside but is averaging 7.8 points on 44 percent shooting in 24.8 minutes as a starter, compared to 9.4 on 52.5 percent in 19.9 minutes as a reserve.

Oddsmakers opened the Heat as -2.5-point favorites versus the Trail Blazers, while the game’s total opened at 202.

A pair of .500 teams trending in opposite directions meet Wednesday in Miami with the Portland Trail Blazers looking to snap a five-game slide against the Heat. The Blazers won three straight and five of six prior to the losing streak, which was extended with a 111-104 loss at Golden State on Monday in the opener of a five-game road trip.

There was frustration for Portland after it fell behind by 13 points at halftime against a Warriors team playing without three starters. “In a game like tonight when you have Steph (Curry) out, Draymond (Green) out, we have to understand that other guys are going to come in and be aggressive and try to take advantage of their opportunities,” guard Damian Lillard told reporters after the loss. The Heat followed up a win over Brooklyn in Mexico City with a 25-point victory at Memphis on Monday. They shot 56.1 percent overall and outscored the Grizzlies by 22 points after halftime in their most lopsided win of the season.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 107-82 winner as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Heat covered in the match as a +1.5-point underdog, while 189 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Portland lost its last outing, a 111-104 result against the Warriors on December 11. The Trail Blazers covered in that game as a +8.5-point underdog, while the 215 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

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Team record: 13-13 SU,11-13-2 ATS
Current Streak: lost 5 straight games.

Team record: 13-13 SU,10-14-2 ATS

Next up:
Portland at Orlando Friday, December 15
Miami at Charlotte Friday, December 15

NBA Sports Betting Tips

1. Heat rookie C Bam Adebayo is 23-for-32 from the field over his last seven games.

2. Miami is 1-3 at home against Western Conference teams.

3. Lillard averaged 34 points as Portland took the two meetings with Miami last season.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Picks:  Portland Trail Blazerswill cover the spread at +2.5 and the game will go over 203 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com

PREDICTION: Heat 103, Trail Blazers 101 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

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