Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat - 12/3/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Miami Heat (14-5) at Toronto Raptors (15-4)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toronto Raptors play host to the Miami Heat at the Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday night.
The Miami Heat have been in great form lately as they've won eight of their last 10 games and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after sneaking past the Nets in a 109-106 road win on Sunday. Goran Dragic led the team in scoring with 24 points and six assists off the bench, Jimmy Butler added 20 points on five of 17 shooting, Bam Adebayo scored 17 points with 16 rebounds while Duncan Robinson chipped in with 10 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, the Heat shot 38 percent from the field and 12 of 37 from the 3-point line as they trailed by seven points in the final 1:45 before closing the game on a 10-0 run to escape with the unlikely win.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors have been on a tear lately as they've won 11 of their last 13 games and they will be aiming for an eighth straight victory after blowing past the Jazz in a 130-110 home win on Sunday. Pascal Siakam led the team with 35 points and five assists, Fred VanVleet added 21 points with 11 assists while Norman Powell chipped in with 15 points, three assists and four steals. As a team, the Raptors shot 52 percent from the field and 19 of 36 from the 3-point line, but this win was all about their dominance in the first half as they stormed out of the gates to take an unassailable 40-point halftime lead. Kyle Lowry was once again absent from the starting lineup but the news is that he is ready to come back on Tuesday.
Looking at the betting trends, the Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team above .600, 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record and 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Raptors are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games against a team above .600, 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games and 21-7-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall.
Head to head, the over is 6-0 in the last six meetings, the Heat are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Toronto and the Heat are 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings overall.
The Heat have been playing great basketball lately and they will be feeling pretty good after their comeback win over the Nets in their last outing and you could say the same for the Raptors who destroyed the Jazz on Sunday. The Raptors are still currently undefeated at home this season, but they're up against a veteran Heat team who are 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings overall. I think the Raptors will be good enough to stay undefeated at home, but I have this game coming right down to the wire, so I'm taking the Heat and the points here.
Peter’s Pick Miami +4.5
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