Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat Prediction NBA Picks 4/12/24

Miami Heat (44-36) vs Toronto Raptors (25-55)

Game Info: Friday, April 12, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Kaseya Center)

Betting Odds: Miami Heat -14.5 --- Over/Under: 215 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat meet Friday in NBA action at the Kaseya Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Raptors vs Heat prediction.

Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have continued their downward spiral as they are now looking to avoid a third straight defeat after falling painfully short to the Nets in a 106-102 road defeat on Wednesday. Immanuel Quickley led the team with 32 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, Gradey Dick added 24 points on nine of 20 shooting while Jordan Nwora chipped in with 11 points off the bench. As a team, the Raptors shot just 37 percent from the field and 16 of 40 from the 3-point line as they scrapped their way to the lead in the final minute, only to allow the Nets to close the final 35 seconds on a 7-2 run to snatch the game from them in a close finish.

Miami Heat

Meanwhile, the Miami Heat have been in fine form as they've won five of their last eight games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting routed by the Mavericks in a 111-92 loss on Wednesday. Tyler Herro led the team with 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Kevin Love added 16 points with 11 rebounds on six of nine shooting off the bench while Caleb Martin chipped in with 14 points and six assists. As a team, the Heat shot just 40 percent from the field and 13 of 30 from the 3-point line as they struggled to keep pace with the red-hot Mavericks from the start and were never in the contest after falling behind by 69-47 going into halftime.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.4).
  • The Heat rank 29th in the league for H2 points per game this season (53.2).
  • The Raptors rank 1st for fast break points (1513) this season.
  • The Raptors rank 1st for fast break points per game (18.9) this season.

Raptors vs Heat prediction

The Raptors could be shorthanded once again with Bruce Brown and Gary Trent Jr both listed as questionable, while the Heat are still missing Duncan Robinson and Josh Richardson. The Raptors were more than competitive in their narrow loss to the Nets on Wednesday. The Raptors are still one of the coldest teams in the league, and I don't see them faring well against an in-form Heat squad coming off a bad loss. The line is certainly scary, but I like the Heat to get the job done at home in this spot.

Peter’s Pick Miami -14.5

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