Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat Prediction NBA Picks 4/14/24

Miami Heat (45-36) vs Toronto Raptors (25-56)

Game Info: Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 1:00 pm (Kaseya Center)

Betting Odds: Miami Heat -15.5 --- Over/Under: 221.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat meet Sunday 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 been in terrible shape as they've lost 18 of their last 20 games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a fourth straight defeat after getting roasted by the Heat in a 125-103 road defeat on Friday. RJ Barrett led the team with 35 points, 11 rebounds and three assists on 13 of 18 shooting, Immanuel Quickley added 15 points while Bruce Brown chipped in with 14 points on five of six shooting off the bench. As a team, the Raptors shot 48 percent from the field and 10 of 31 from the 3-point line but they struggled to keep pace with the Heat right from the start and never really had a chance after falling behind by 16 points going into halftime.

Miami Heat

Meanwhile, the Miami Heat have been in decent shape as they've won six of their last nine games overall and they will be eager to cap off the regular season with a win after blowing past the Raptors in a 125-103 victory on Friday. Nikola Jovic led the team with 22 points, Jaime Jacquez Jr added 20 points with nine assists off the bench while Bam Adebayo chipped in with 19 points on eight of 10 shooting. As a team, the Heat shot 52 percent from the field and 17 of 41 from the 3-point line as they caught fire early and poured in 66 points in the first half to take an early double digit lead that only got bigger as the game wore on.

Miami Heat Player Facts

  • Jimmy Butler ranks 5th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.3) this season.
  • Bam Adebayo ranks 4th amongst qualified Forwards for rebounds per game (10.4) this season.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • RJ Barrett ranks 9th amongst qualified Guards for FG% (49.5%) this season.
  • Gary Trent Jr. ranks 37th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (2.5) this season.

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 (53.3).
  • The Raptors rank 1st for fast break points (1523) this season.
  • The Raptors rank 1st for fast break points per game (18.8) this season.

Raptors vs Heat prediction

The Raptors are still missing a bunch of players including Scottie Barnes, Chris Boucher and Immanuel Quickley to name a few, while the Heat have ruled out Terry Rozier, and they have Duncan Robinson listed as questionable for this one. It's always tough to beat the same team twice in a row, but the Raptors have been one of the worst teams in the league. The Raptors are still banged up, and they didn't put up much of a fight against the Heat on Friday. The line is hefty, but I think the Heat can get a similar result in this spot.

Peter’s Pick Miami -15.5

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