Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat - 10/22/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Miami Heat (0-2) vs Toronto Raptors (1-1)

Game Info: Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 8:00 pm (FTX Arena)

Betting Odds: Miami Heat -2.5 -- Over/Under: 215.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat meet Saturday in NBA action at the FTX Arena. The Toronto Raptors look to get a game above a .500 record. The Miami Heat are looking for their first win of the season.

The Toronto Raptors are averaging 106.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 30 points and 11.5 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 16.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Scottie Barnes is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 41.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.

The Miami Heat are averaging 106 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Tyler Herro is averaging 24 points and 6 rebounds, while Jimmy Butler is averaging 21 points and 7.5 rebounds. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Max Strus is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.

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The Raptors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Heat are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Raptors last 6 overall. The over is 25-12 in Heat last 37 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Miami Heat are the better team, but they've been rocky through 2 games, especially on the defensive side. The Heat also played last night and went with a small rotation. We could see tired legs from the Heat here, and of course that would lead to more defensive issues. The Toronto Raptors and their size and length has also given the Heat issues in the past. The Heat should win, and I don't expect the struggles to continue forever, but I have to lean the Raptors in this spot.

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Randy’s Pick Toronto Raptors +2.5

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