Toronto Raptors VS Miami Heat Best Bets
Both teams enter tonight’s contest on the second-leg of a back-to-back, coming off of close losses. Last night the Toronto Raptors fell to 1-1 on the season after their loss to the Brooklyn Nets, while the Miami Heat dropped to 0-2 as they look to find their first win of the season at the expense of the Raptors.
Facing off against longtime member of the Raptors, Kyle Lowry, there will be no shortage of drama and intensity in this matchup. We have a great game in store for us tonight so why don’t you make the experience even better by placing a bet on the Raptors VS Heat. NBA betting is fun and easy-to-do, and here at Canadian Sports Betting, we’ve got all the best bets and odds on tonight’s matchup.
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Raptors VS Heat Picks
Neither team finished their Friday evening the way they would’ve liked, both failing to secure wins against stiff opponents. With both squads looking to bounce back and find their way into the win column, this is sure to be a game chalk-full of intense defence, bodies diving for loose balls, and great team basketball as two similarly constructed teams square off.
The Miami Heat will be desperate to pick up the win in tonight’s game to avoid falling to 0-3 on the season, while the Toronto Raptors want to stay above .500 and can do so with a win. In a matchup between two teams with plenty of history shared between them, the stage is set for a defensive barnburner as both sides look to assert their dominance over the other.
Moneyline/Point Spread Pick: Toronto Raptors (ML/+2.5)
In a battle of two teams the excel defensively, the team with the more dynamic offence is who will be able to walkaway victorious, and in this early season tilt, that’s the Toronto Raptors.
The Raptors are able to not only roll out several unique lineups to effectively combat any scenario they may face on the court. Largely in thanks to Head Coach Nick Nurse and his fantastic offensive system, the Raps can find ways to produce offensively against even the toughest defences.
On the other side of the court, the Miami Heat have not had much success on offence this season, looking sluggish and unmotivated on that side of the ball. Aside from Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro, the Heat struggle to find consistent offensive production from their team, leaving themselves with a low ceiling and barely any upside on the court.
Coming off a back-to-back this early on into the season, fatigue may be setting in for both teams, but with a noticeable age difference on from the Raptors compared to their older counterparts in the Heat, look for the young legs to play a pivotal role in the Raptors eventual victory over the Heat as they run the court and play downhill in transition to wear down their opponents..
Whether straight up on the moneyline, or if you want a 2.5 point insurance from the spread, back the Toronto Raptors to win against the Miami Heat.
Over/Under Pick: Over 215 Points
Even with two defensive minded teams facing each other on a back-to-back, all NBA bettor should consider the point total in this matchup found money as the Over is looking particularly juicy.
With the line set currently at 215 total points, both the Raptors and Heat have scored over 100 points in both of their games this season, giving them a great chance to keep their solid scoring numbers alive in tonight’s showdown. While scoring may not be their biggest strength as a team, neither side is a stranger to high-scoring affairs and this matchup could easily turn into a punch-for-punch battle as both sides trade baskets.
Don’t wait, hammer the Over for the Raptors VS Heat and secure the bag on your Over/Under wager.
Best NBA Player Prop Bets
Not only are their great bets to be made on the outcome of the game, but with several All-Star caliber players appearing in this matchup, placing a player prop bet is as exciting as it gets.
Just like wagering on the outcome of a game, player prop bets allow NBA bettors to wager on an individuals performance and their statistical totals. These props can have terrific odds and value attached to them and could hit and win you your payout as early as the first quarter depending on the wager.
Find our top picks for Raptors VS Heat player prop bets below.
Pascal Siakam Over 4.5 Assists
After a phenomenal performance against the Brooklyn Nets, Pascal Siakam became only the fourth player in NBA history to post a stat-line of 35+ points, 10+ rebounds, 10+ assists, on 75% or better shooting from the field, only Wilt Chamberlain, Clyde Drexler, & Nikola Jokic the only others to accomplish the feat.
Coming off such a hot night, the Heat will rightfully be placing much of their attention on the Raptors forward. With the game plan structured around keeping Siakam limited offensively, look for him to pass efficiently to the outside in order to find the best possible scoring chance for his team, resulting in a high assist total for Spicy P.
Bank on Siakam to share the sugar, assisting not only for his team, but bettors who take the over on his assist total, scoring them a win on their bet slips.
Kyle Lowry Under 11.5 Points
Facing off against his former-team, Kyle Lowry will take on the Raptors for just the second time since joining the Miami Heat. Last season Lowry scored 16 points against the Raps in his only appearance in their season series, but we foresee his point total being much lower this time around.
Not looking like his former-self not just so far this season, but for much of 2021-22 as well, Lowry is beginning to show his age. Putting up 16 points against the Celtics last night, Lowry will come back down to earth and struggle to produce for his team against the strong perimeter defence of the Raptors.
He may be the Greatest Raptor of All-Time, but against his former-team, hammer the Under on Lowry’s point total.
Raptors VS Heat Same Game Parlay
One of the trendiest ways to bet on the NBA, same game parlays allow bettors to combine multiple wagers from a single-event into one bet slip. This means you can create your own unique wager on the Raptors VS Heat using game lines, game props, and player props, to add value to your wager and help you maximize your winning potential, as well as increase the fun of your betting experience.
We want you to place a same game parlay, so we’ve got a great three-leg wager that is sure to net you a sizeable payday on the Raptors VS Heat.
- Jimmy Butler Over 20.5 Points
- Pascal Siakam Over 21.5 Points
- Bam Adebayo Over 8.5 Rebounds
Total Odds: +310
NBA Public Betting Trends
Before betting on any matchup, knowing where the public is leaning prior to tip-off can be a great resource and betting tool. Whether you want to follow the public or fade their picks, by seeing where the majority of money is being placed, this can help you decide if you want to stray from the pack and go with the less-popular pick, or you can take the bet everyone seems to think will hit and ride with the public.
Get all the latest public betting trends on the Raptors VS Heat here on Canadian Sports Betting.
Toronto Raptors - 41%
Miami Heat - 59%
Point Spread Trends
Toronto Raptors - 52%
Miami Heat - 48%
Raptors VS Heat Injury Report
Don’t jump the gun and place a bet on the Raptors VS Heat until you’ve checked the updated injury report for tonight’s game. Knowing who is in and more importantly, who is out of any given matchup can be the deciding factor between a win and a loss, as well as can effect the odds and lines set by oddsmakers.
Take a look at the Raptors VS Heat injury report, stay informed, and place your bets accordingly.
|Toronto Raptors||Miami Heat|
|PF Chris Boucher (Day-to-Day, Hamstring)||C Omer Yurtseven (Day-to-Day)|
|SF Otto Porter Jr. (Out, Hamstring)||SG Victor Oladipo (Day-to-Day)|
Best NBA Lines & Odds
If you want to wager on the Raptors VS Heat, you may as well place your bets wherever you will get the biggest payday. We’ve scoured all of the top online sportsbooks and compiled the best odds on the major betting markets so you can maximize your winning potential, and place a bet with the best value on tonight’s NBA action.
Toronto Raptors - Bet365 (+125)
Miami Heat - PointsBet (-130)
Toronto Raptors - PointsBet (-107)
Miami Heat - PointsBet (-107)
Over - BetMGM (-105)
Under - BetRivers (-108)
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