The Toronto Raptors have been facing some challenges, as they are currently on a four-game losing streak. They will be facing the Miami Heat next, who come in with three consecutive wins. The game is expected to take place at the Scotiabank Arena, where the Raptors are hosting a three-game homestand.
The Raptors recently faced the Boston Celtics and suffered a 105-96 defeat, despite the Celtics playing without star guard Jaylen Brown. On the other hand, the Miami Heat claimed a 96-95 overtime victory against the Brooklyn Nets in their recent game.
Following their game against the Heat, the Raptors will have to quickly regroup as they face the Chicago Bulls the following night. The odds of the upcoming games were detailed by bet365.
The Miami Heat, with a record of 24-16, will enter the game as the favorite against the Raptors. Miami has a winning record of 60-41 in their matchups against the Raptors. Their most recent game against the Raptors saw them comfortably winning 112-103 in Toronto.
The Raptors, on the other hand, are currently struggling with injuries and rumors of a potential trade involving Pascal Siakam are circulating. Despite their setbacks, they managed to keep up with the heavily favored Celtics in their most recent match, although their shooting performance was subpar.
In respect to injuries, Miami will be without Kevin Love and Jaime Jaquez Jr., while Toronto’s Jakob Poeltl, Otto Porter Jr., Gary Trent Jr., and Gradey Dick are all dealing with various injury concerns.
Betting trends for both teams were also discussed with regards to the upcoming game. The over is 5-1 in Toronto’s last six games, and they have a good record against the Heat in their past meetings. Meanwhile, the under is 5-0 in Miami’s last five road games.
There are also player prop trends, including the impressive performances by Adebayo, Lowry, and Barrett in recent games. Wagers to consider include the Raptors team total under 112.5 points, betting on Barrett’s point total, and considering the Heat moneyline.
In conclusion, the Raptors are looking to bounce back from their losing streak, while the Heat aim to continue their recent string of victories. The game is expected to be a closely contested matchup between the two teams.