In a non-conference matchup, the Portland Trail Blazers (19-54) travel to take on the Miami Heat (39-33) at the Kaseya Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 ET and the game will be broadcasted on BSSU.

Miami is currently favored by 14.5 points and has a moneyline of -1245. The over/under line is set at 209.5. Portland enters the game on an eight-game losing streak and is 14th in the Western Conference, while Miami is 7th in the East.


The Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +14.5

This game will be played at Kaseya Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, March 29th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 107-102 in favor of the Heat.
  • Our projections have Jimmy Butler finishing with Jimmy Butler points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Heat finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.7% and knocking down 10 threes.

Are the Trail Blazers Ready for a Road Win?

In their games this season, the Trail Blazers have averaged 223.4 points per game, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 209.5. Overall, their games have averaged a combined 223.6 points per game.

Portland’s last game against the Hawks finished with a combined score of 226 points, going over the O/U line of 219.5. The Blazers lost the game by a score of 120-106.

Currently, the Trail Blazers are 14th in the Western Conference with a record of 19-54. In non-conference games, they are 11-14 compared to 8-40 against Western Conference opponents.

On the road, the Trail Blazers have a straight-up record of 8-27 and an ATS record of 18-17. Their average scoring margin on the road is -10.3 points per game.

As underdogs, the Trail Blazers have lost eight straight games and are 18-49 as underdogs this season. Against the spread as underdogs, they are 33-33 and 2-2 vs. the spread on the road.

On the ATS, Portland has lost two straight games on the road and is 34-38 overall. Today, they are 14.5-point underdogs, and their ATS record as underdogs is 33-33.

So far this season, the Trail Blazers are 28th in the league in scoring at 107.6 points per game. In terms of offensive efficiency, they are 30th in true shooting percentage. In terms of pace, the Blazers are 17th in the league at 97.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Portland is 23rd in the NBA at 35%. They are making an average of 11.7 threes per game, which is 24th in the league. In terms of field goal percentage, the Blazers are 29th at 44%.

On average, the Blazers are scoring 106.3 points per game on the road this season. In terms of free throws, Portland is 19th in the league with 16.7 made per game.

On defense, the Trail Blazers come into the game ranked 17th in the league in points allowed at 115.8 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 114.7 points per contest (5th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Trail Blazers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.8% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.3% from downtown.

Can Miami Lock in a Home Win?

Miami’s season-long O/U record is 26-46, and 66 of their 72 games have had higher over/under lines than 209.5. On average, their games have finished with 218.2 points.

This year, the Heat have gone 33-36 against the spread, including a 13-22 record at home and 20-14 on the road. As the favorite, they are 17-20 ATS and 28-12 straight-up.

In the Eastern Conference, the Heat are currently in 7th place with a record of 39-33. Within the Southeast Division, they are in 2nd place. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 27-18 compared to 12-15 against the West.

Miami’s last game was a 113-92 loss to the Warriors. They were 5-point underdogs in that game, and the O/U line was 216.5. The Heat did not cover the spread in that game.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Miami Heat are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, hitting 36% of their attempts. In terms of overall scoring, they are 27th in the NBA at 109.3 points per game. At home, the Heat are averaging 111.6 points per game.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, Miami is 13th in the league in attempts. They are also 25th in field goal percentage and have the 22nd most assists per game.

Overall, the Heat have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 36.1% of their games this season. They are also 29th in pace, averaging just 95.6 possessions per game.

This season, the Heat’s defense is the 4th ranked defense in the NBA at 4th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 77.8% of their games. The Miami defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.3% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.2% of their field goal attempts vs. Miami.