Miami Heat at Portland Trail Blazers - 1/5/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Miami Heat at Portland Trail Blazers - 1/5/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers (14-22) vs Miami Heat (23-15)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -1 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The Miami Heat look for a win after winning nine of their last 13 games. The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing 11 of their last 14 games.

The Miami Heat are averaging 107.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 23.3 points and 5.5 assists, while Tyler Herro is averaging 20.4 points and 5 rebounds. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Guy is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 108.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24 points and 4.1 rebounds, while CJ McCollum is averaging 20.6 points and 4.5 assists. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

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The Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Heat last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 Wednesday games. The Heat are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Portland.

It's tough to cap this game given so many players on the injury list, and Jimmy Butler has already been ruled out. With that said, the Miami Heat keep finding ways to win and compete despite their roster situation, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 3.6 points despite back to back losses. The Portland Trail Blazers are without their two best players, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 14.4 points while allowing 54.5 percent shooting from the field. The Trail Blazers are playing awful basketball right now. Give me the Heat in this toss up contest.

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Randy’s Pick Miami Heat +1

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