Miami Heat to move to the fifth

Miami Heat to move to the fifth

The Miami Heat is looking to improve their place before the playoffs when they meet with the Toronto Raptors. These two teams are coming from different result in this game. While the Raptors is looking to continue their winning run in this game, the Heat is looking to bounce back from their loss. The Heat suffered a devastating 129-100 loss against the Nets on their last match. On the other hand, the Raptors are looking to extend their winning streak to three when they go against the Heat. This matchup is hosted by the Raptors on March 29, 2023, at 7:30 AM (GMT+8).

From all the three previous meetings these two teams had, it was the hosts who has a better record. The hosts have won two of those three meetings, while the visitors only had one victory. However, when it comes to the standings, the visitors are the better team, as they are in the better place. Both teams are from the East, and they only have two places that separates the two teams. The hosts are at the ninth in the East with 37 wins from their 75 games. The visitors on the other hand are at the seventh with 40 wins from their 75 games as well.

Miami Heat

NBA: Miami Heat
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The Miami Heat is looking to bounce back from their loss against the Nets, especially because that loss is devastating for them. Their loss against the Nets ended their two-game winning streak. A win against the Raptors in this match could give the Heat their third win in their last four matches. On their last match, the second half is the turning point in the game, after the Nets outscored the Heat. During the second half, the Nets scored 64 points, compared to the 21 points of the Heat. Their offense went ice cold, scoring only 13 points in the fourth, which is why they were dominated by their opponent. It seems like offense is not really for them, as they are the last in offense, scoring only 109.1 points per game. However, it is the opposite for defense, as they are the second, allowing only 109.9 points per game.

Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo are both leading the Heat as they are scoring over 22.8 and 20.9 points per game. However, unfortunately, Nikola Jovic is out for the Heat, while Kyle Lowry is listed as a doubt.

Toronto Raptors

NBA: Toronto Raptors
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The current results of the Raptors are the complete opposite of the Heat, as they are coming in this game from a winning run. They are currently in a three-game winning streak, and are aiming to extend that in this match. Additionally, a win in this match could bring them their sixth win in their last eight matches. Having these consecutive wins could bring them the confidence going into the playoffs. On their last match, they outscored the Hawks in the fourth, 27-20, bringing them the victory. Additionally, there are other guys who stepped up well for the Raptors, one of their keys to win that match. They are currently at the 20th in offense with 113 points per game, but fifth in defense, as they allow only 111.9 points per game.

Pascal Siakam, and Fred VanVleet are the top two leading scorer for the Raptors with 24.2 and 19.8 points per game apiece. However, there are number of guys who will not be available in this game. Gary Trent Jr., Dalano Banton, Joe Wieskamp, and Otto Porter Jr., are all out in this match. Ron Harper Jr., and Will Barton on the other hand are both questionable in this game.


Toronto Raptors
Total Under: 110.5
Odds: 0.90

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