The Toronto Raptors (40-35) and the Miami Heat (37-38) clash in an Eastern Conference tilt on Tuesday evening. This is the fourth and final regular season game between these clubs, as Toronto has won the last two outings. The Heat currently sit in the seventh spot in the conference standings. Meanwhile, Toronto is in the ninth spot. Jimmy Butler (neck) is out for Miami, with Kyle Lowry (knee) questionable. Gary Trent Jr. (elbow) is questionable for Toronto.
Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Caesars Sportsbook lists Toronto as the 5.5-point favorite in the latest Heat vs. Raptors odds. The over/under for total points is set at 219. Before making any Raptors vs. Heat picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Heat vs. Raptors and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the NBA lines and trends for Raptors vs. Heat:
- Heat vs. Raptors spread: Toronto -5.5
- Heat vs. Raptors over/under: 219 points
- Heat vs. Raptors money line: Toronto -220, Miami +180
- MIA: Under is 5-1 in Heat last six Tuesday games
- TOR: Raptors are 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine home games
- Heat vs. Raptors picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Raptors can cover
Forward OG Anunoby is an outstanding defender due to his long arms, physicality, and quick feet. Anunoby can guard multiple positions at a high level while creating his own shot with ease. The Indiana product puts up 16.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game. On Sunday against the Washington Wizards, Anunoby had 29 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks.
Forward Scottie Barnes is another all-around weapon for the Raptors. Barnes has the ability to handle the rock as a facilitator and scorer. The Florida State product glides on the defensive end and plays with tremendous anticipation, averaging 15.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game. In his last outing, Barnes finished with 13 points, five rebounds, six assists, and three steals.
Why the Heat can cover
Guard Tyler Herro is an elite shot-creator who is averaging 20.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. The 23-year-old isn't afraid to crash the glass as he logged a career-high of 15 rebounds in an early-season game against the Raptors. Herro is knocking down 54% of his field goal attempts over the last five games, and he's been clutch all year, having not missed a free throw in the fourth quarter all season.
Center Bam Adebayo provides Miami with a power player in the frontcourt. Adebayo uses his strength to overpower others in the paint to secure boards and get clean looks at the basket. The Kentucky product puts up 20.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. On March 19 against the Detroit Pistons, he dropped 22 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.
How to make Raptors vs. Heat picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 221 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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