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Eastern Conference leaders The Miami Heat host the Toronto Raptors in tonight’s matchup. Let’s take a look at the top NBA picks and betting trends, as well as the starting lineups for tonight’s Raptors vs Heat game.

Raptors vs Heat game info

Toronto Raptors (23-23) vs Miami Heat (32-17)
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Hour: 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Site: FTX Arena—Miami, Florida

raptors vs heat NBA Picks and Betting Odds

All Raptors vs Heat NBA picks and betting odds can be found at BetOnline

money line: TOR: (+195) | MIA: (-235)
Point spread: TOR
: +6 (-110) | MIA: -6 (-112)
Total:
207.5 — More than: (-110) | Low: (-110)

Toronto Raptors injury report

(PG) Fred VanVleet (playing time decision), (SG) David Johnson (playing time decision), (C) Khem Birch (out)

Miami Heat Injury Report

(PG) Kyle Lowry (out), (SG) Victor Oladipo (out), (SF) KZ Okpala (out), (PF) Markieff Morris (out), (PF) Chris Silva (out)

raptors vs heat News and Advance | NBA picks

Miami comes into this one in great shape having won 9 of their last 11 games, including a victory in their game last night against the Los Angeles Clippers. In that one, Miami ran 121-114 winners and was led by small forward Jimmy Butler and his 26 points. Center Bam Adebayo had a double double with 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Tyler Herro leads the Heat in scoring this season averaging 20.5 points per game. He recently came off the bench even against the Clippers, where he played 33 minutes, scoring 11 points along with 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

Toronto is having a very different shape. The Raptors have only won 3 of their last 9 games and enter this one as the 9th seed in the East, although they are tied with Boston one position higher.

Toronto expects this season’s leading scorer, Fred VanVleet, to return to action for the team tonight. He’s currently listed as a playing-time decision, but the Raptors’ coaching staff will know the importance of having him available if he’s an option.

This is the second in a four-game series between the Raptors and Heat. Miami won the first game in Miami by 5 points, 104-99.

raptors vs heat betting trends

  • Toronto is 13-6-1 ATS in its last 20 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto’s last 10 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto’s last 6 road games.
  • Miami is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games.
  • Miami is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Toronto Raptors projected starting lineup

(PG) Scottie Barnes, (SG) Gary Trent Jr, (PF) Pascal Siakam, (SF) OG Anunoby, (C) Precious Achiuwa

Miami Heat projected starting lineup

(PG) Gabe Vincent, (SG) Duncan Robinson, (PF) PJ Tucker, (SF) Jimmy Butler, (C) Bam Adebayo

raptors vs heat Prediction | NBA picks

The Raptors have had a couple of off nights before this one, while the Heat played a tough game last night against the Clippers. For that reason, I feel like this will be closer than most expect, but I still have the Eastern Conference leaders taking the win.

The ESPN Matchup Predictor it gives the Heat a 68.6% chance of victory which I agree with. They are in good form right now and are facing a struggling Toronto team. Miami knows it needs to keep winning in hopes of extending its lead atop the East. There are only 2.5 games separating them in first place and Philly in the sixth seed.

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