Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors It’s a clash of Eastern Conference foes north of the border. The Miami Heat is on the road as they take on the Toronto Raptors Live Tuesday night. Miami won their fourth straight by edging Utah 103-102 at home Sunday afternoon. Toronto was in action on Monday night on the road as they faced the Nets looking to extend their four-game win streak. The Heat owns a 50-29 advantage in the all-time regular-season series between the teams but the Raptors have won six of the last seven, including three of four last season.
Miami Heat Goes For Fifth Straight Win
Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors Live Stream to rally from a fourth-quarter deficit to pick up the win over a scrappy Jazz team. The Heat trailed by eight in the fourth quarter but rallied for the win when Josh Richardson hit a layup with 5.1 seconds to play. Miami still had to withstand a potential game-winner by Donovan Mitchell that missed. The Heat shot 48.2 percent from the field and connected on nine of 29 three-point attempts in the contest. Miami overcame a 44-37 disadvantage on the glass by having six players in double figures: Tyler Johnson and Goran Dragic each had 16 points to lead the Heat in the win.
The Heat has been mediocre offensively so far this season, ranking 28th in the league with 100.9 points per game. Miami has been below average on the glass as they are 24th with 41.2 boards per game. The Heat is 22nd in assists with 21.3 dimes per contest. Miami comes in 7th in scoring defense as they allow 102.2 points per game. Hassan Whiteside is the big man in the low block with 14 points plus 11.5 boards a night but has missed 18 games this season with a knee bruise. Goran Dragic averages 16.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game while Dion Waiters puts up 14.3 points per contest. James Johnson (10.8 points, 5.2 boards, 3.9 assists), Kelly Olynyk (10.5 points, 5.9 rebounds) and Josh Richardson (12.8 points, 3.2 rebounds) are solid secondary options. The Heat also look to Wayne Ellington, Tyler Johnson and Justise Winslow to contribute on both ends. Miami is tied for 15th in field goal percentage as they shoot 45.5 percent as a team. The Heat stands 6th with 11.6 three pointers a night and 13th in three point shooting at 36.7 percent.
Scouting report: This is the first game of the three-game season series and the Heat’s lone visit to Toronto . . . The Heat went 1-3 against the Raptors last season and have lost six of the last seven regular-season meetings, as well as their last five regular-season visits to Air Canada Centre . . . The Heat’s last regular-season victory in Toronto was on Nov. 29, 2013 . . . The game opens a back-to-back set for the Heat that concludes Wednesday in Indiana, with this the start of a run of seven of eight games on the road . . . The Heat enter 11-8 on the road, with victories in five of their last six road games . . . The Heat are coming off Sunday’s 103-102 victory over the Jazz, on a season-best, four-game winning streak, with victories in 11 of their last 14 . . . The game concludes a back-to-back set for the Raptors, coming off a Monday game in Brooklyn . . . The Raptors enter 3-2 on the second nights of such pairings . . . Justise Winslow (knee), Dion Waiters (ankle). Rodney McGruder (leg) and Okaro White (foot) are out for the Heat, with Derrick Walton Jr. and A.J. Hammons on G League assignment . . . For the Raptors, Bruno Caboclo, Alfonzo McKinnie and Malcolm Miller are on G League assignment.
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Toronto Raptors Shoot to Keep Rolling at Home
Toronto was in action on the road as they traveled to face the Nets in an Atlantic Division matchup Monday night. The Raptors went into Monday’s contest 8-2 in their last 10 games and winners of four straight contests. Toronto was second in the Eastern Conference standings: they trailed Boston by three games for both the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division lead. The Raptors are 8.5 games ahead of the ninth-place 76ers in the playoff race. Toronto is 14-1 at home and has gone 16-4 against Eastern Conference foes this season.
The Raptors currently are 3rd in the league by averaging 112.1 points per game. Toronto stands in the bottom half of the league on the glass, ranking 18th with 42.6 boards per game. The Raptors are 11th in the league in assists with 22.9 dimes a night. Toronto is 10th in scoring defense as they give up 104 points per game. DeMar DeRozan leads Toronto with 25 points plus 4.9 assists per contest. Jonas Valanciunas averages 10.9 points plus 7.7 boards per contest. Kyle Lowry is the floor general for the Raptors and he contributes with 16.2 points plus 6.1 boards and 6.9 assists per game. Toronto receives solid production from guys like Serge Ibaka (14 points, 6.1 rebounds) and Norman Powell: CJ Miles (9.8 points), Lucas Nogueira, Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby and Delon Wright are being looked at to contribute for coach Dwane Casey’s group. The Raptors are 6th in the league in field goal percentage by shooting 47.5 percent from the field. Toronto is 8th in the league by sinking 11.3 three pointers per game. The Raptors are tied for 25th in the league in three point shooting as they hit 35.2 percent from beyond the arc.
Heat are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
Raptors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast
Raptors are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference
Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games
Miami dug down to rally to down the Jazz but that game was at home. The Heat now has to go on the road, where they are 10-8 on the year, to face a Toronto team that has been lights out at home. The Raptors have strung up a 14-1 home record with their lone home defeat coming to the Wizards, a team they promptly dusted in the rematch at the Air Canada Centre. Sure, Toronto is playing the second game of a back to back here but they still get the upper hand being at home here. Give the points and take the Raptors in this contest.