In one of nine games on the NBA’s Wednesday night slate, the Toronto Raptors will take on the Miami Heat at 8 p.m. ET. The last time these two teams played, the Raptors defeated the Heat 101-81 on Jan. 22 in Tampa. The season series is tied at 1-1 with each team winning a game.
Toronto is coming into this matchup on the second night of a back-to-back. On Tuesday night, they lost 109-102 to the Philadelphia 76ers, snapping their four-game losing streak. The Raptors have won four out of their last five games and are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
As for Miami, they have won three-straight games, including a 108-94 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. The Heat have won three out of their last five contests and are 7-3 in their last 10.
Can the Heat extend their winning streak to four games against a Raptors’ team, who is starting to play better recently? We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.
Pick ATS: Heat -3
The line for Wednesday night’s game is currently set at three points, with the Heat being favored at home. Miami has played better as of late, winning three-straight games, which includes a 96-94 road win over the Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat need to take advantage of the Raptors’ frontcourt and win the rebounding battle.
This season, Miami has a record of 10-3 when they are the better rebounding team. But they will also have to dictate the pace of the game as the Raptors can push it up and down the court. Toronto is averaging 15.4 fast break points per game. The Heat have a record of 1-6 in their last seven home games, while the Raptors are 4-1 in their last five and 5-1 in their last six road contests. Finally, on the injury front, Goran Dragic, Tyler Herro, and Gabe Vincent are all listed as questionable for the Heat. Kyle Lowry, who has missed some time with an ankle injury, has a good chance of playing against Miami, according to head coach Nick Nurse.
Player Prop: TBD player props have not been posted yet
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