Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Heat versus the Raptors? Tip off is at at 7:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on TSN. The game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON. The odds for this Eastern conference game currently have the Raptors as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 219.5 points.

MIAMI HEAT VS TORONTO RAPTORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Miami Heat +3.5

This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, December 6th.

WHY BET THE MIAMI HEAT:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 118-109 in favor of the Heat.
  • Our projections have Jimmy Butler finishing with Jimmy Butler points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Heat finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.2% and knocking down 14 threes.

Does Miami Stand a Chance on the Road?

Overall, the Heat have gone 11-9 and are 1-2 in their last three games. At home, the Heat are 5-3 compared to 6-6 on the road.

Miami’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 9-10 for the season. Miami has gone 5-6 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 4-4 when playing as underdogs.

The Heat offense is coming off a game where they scored 129 points against the Pacers. They posted a field goal percentage of 53.9% and connected on 12 threes. The top scorer for the Heat was Jimmy Butler with 33 points, while Caleb Martin also chipped in with 18 points.

At this time, the Heat’s defense is positioned 12th in the NBA, permitting 112.0 points per game.

Miami’s defense is currently forcing 12.2 turnovers per game, which is 5th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 29th in blocked shots, with an average of 3.1 rejections per game.

Can the Raptors Deliver Being Favored at Home?

Currently, the Raptors are 9-11 this season and are aiming to beat the Heat. In the Eastern Conference, the Raptors are in 11th place and are 5th in the Atlantic Division.

In terms of the spread, Toronto currently holds an ATS record of 11-9, which is above .500. This season, Toronto has a 3-3 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 8-6 as underdogs.

The Raptors’ offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 106 points against the Knicks. In that game, they made 6/32 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 44%. Pascal Siakam is leading the team in scoring at 20 points per contest. Scottie Barnes has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 19.6 going into the game.

The Raptors’ defense is presently ranked 13th in the league, allowing an average of 112.5 points per contest.

When it comes to forced turnovers, the Raptors are forcing 13.6 per game, which is 17th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 22nd in blocked shots at 4.6 per game.