NBA: Miami Heat @ Toronto Raptors, NBA
- Title : NBA: Miami Heat @ Toronto Raptors, NBA
If you asked me before the season whether Toronto would be a playoff team, I would have said they’re almost assuredly going to make it. Looking further though, I would’ve said they were probably a first round exit, with the potential to maybe sneak into the Eastern Conference Semifinals. It’s not a knock on the talent of this team, it’s just a show of respect to the impact Kawhi Leonard made on this roster,.However,I expect them to win again. Miami won't have their own court advantage which is usually really important for them too. With Butler quest and Dragic and Bam adebayo prob I'm gonna check Toronto win.
Toronto Raptors -2,5 points. Still a good value
The Miami Heat’s star player, Jimmy Butler, missed the team’s final pre-match training session due to being quarantined according to Jae Crowder. Hopefully for both his health, and the NBA Bubble, this is only a false positive or an inconclusive test, but if it is not then Toronto -2.5 offers incredible value. The team led by Pascal Siakam and Serge Ibaka, have been playing with all of the doggedness associated with a group who have a chip on their shoulder, and I don’t think that their recent win against the Los Angeles Lakers will he greeted with any form of complacency whatsoever. They are also the much better defensive line-up and are phenomenal at guarding the three. Under normal circumstances I would still back Toronto in this game, but the added possibility of a Butler absence makes this a definite play at the time of writing. It would be worth looking at the roster reports before betting, but if there is still ambiguity over his availability then there is an opportunity for an increase in value.
I see this line on Toronto really low and worth a try. In the first match after ending a lockdown Raptors impressed by beating Lakers. Today against having some injury problems Heat I expect them to win again. Miami won't have their own court advantage which is usually really important for them too. With Butler quest and Dragic and Bam adebayo prob I'm gonna check Toronto win with more than two points.Bet Confidence - 7/10
Prediction: Toronto Raprors -2,5 points.