Heat vs Raptors Prediction NBA Picks 1/17/24

Toronto Raptors (15-25) vs Miami Heat (24-16)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors +2.5 -- Over/Under: 228 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Miami Heat are riding a 3-game winning streak. The Toronto Raptors have lost 4 straight games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors prediction.

Miami Heat Betting Preview

The Miami Heat beat the Magic, Hornets, and Nets during this streak. The Miami Heat are averaging 111.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Tyler Herro is averaging 22.7 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 21.7 points and 10.7 rebounds. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Jaime Jaquez Jr. is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game.

Miami Heat Player Facts

  • Bam Adebayo ranks 3rd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.7) this season.
  • Kyle Lowry ranks 6th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (42.5%) this season.

Toronto Raptors Betting Preview

The Toronto Raptors lost to the Lakers, Clippers, Jazz, and Celtics during this streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 115 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.2 points and 6.3 rebounds, while Scottie Barnes is averaging 20.2 points and 8.5 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer, and Immanuel Quickley is dishing 5 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Pascal Siakam ranks 30th amongst qualified players for FG% (52.2%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Raptors rank 29th in the league for free throw percentage this season (74.0%).
  • The Raptors rank 3rd in the league for assists per game this season (29.4).
  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.3).
  • The Heat rank 1st in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (26.2).

Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors prediction

The Miami Heat are coming off a nice week, and they're starting to get healthy with Jimmy Butler and others back in the mix. Right when the Toronto Raptors looked like they were turning the corner, they drop 4 straight games and now Pascal Siakam is dealing with trade rumors, which don't help the feel in the locker room. The Heat are just in better form both on and off the court heading into this contest. We're only laying a bucket. I have to side with the Heat on the road.

Randy’s Pick Miami Heat -2.5

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