Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors: 1/22/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 21, 2021

The Toronto Raptors (5-9) are 4.5-point underdogs against the Miami Heat (6-7) at Amalie Arena on Friday, January 22, 2021. The game starts at 7:30 PM ET on SUN. The over/under in the matchup is set at 225.5.

Betting Information

Heat vs Raptors Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Heat -4.5 -133 -111 225.5 -117 -125
Place a bet on Miami Heat or the Toronto Raptors for Friday’s game.

Head to Head

Toronto has a 6-4 record in the last 10 head-to-head games against Miami. The Heat have a 3-1 record against the spread when taking on the Raptors.

Heat vs Raptors in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/20/2021 Raptors Raptors -4 222 -186 154 Regular Season 111-102 MIA
8/3/2020 Raptors Heat -3 221 -148 123 Regular Season 107-103 TOR
1/2/2020 Heat Heat -5.5 214.5 -217 177 Regular Season 84-76 MIA
12/3/2019 Raptors Raptors -5 211.5 -224 183 Regular Season 121-110 MIA
4/7/2019 Raptors Regular Season 117-109 TOR
3/10/2019 Heat Regular Season 125-104 TOR
12/26/2018 Heat Regular Season 106-104 TOR
11/25/2018 Raptors Regular Season 125-115 TOR
4/11/2018 Heat Regular Season 116-109 MIA
2/13/2018 Raptors Regular Season 115-112 TOR
  • 1/2/2020 DNP – Raptors: Pascal Siakam, Norman Powell
  • 12/3/2019 DNP – Heat: Goran Dragic
  • Heat Betting Information

    • Miami has not performed well against the spread this season, posting a 5-8 record.
    • When favored by at least 4.5 points, the Heat have struggled to a 1-4 record ATS this season.
    • More often than not, Miami and its foes have united to reach the over, cashing in on 7 of 13 chances this season.
    Bet on the Miami Heat to win the NBA Championship.

    Raptors Betting Information

    • Toronto has a losing record against the spread, going 4-10 ATS (covering just 28.6% of the time).
    • When they are at least 4.5-point underdogs, the Raptors have not fared well, going 1-3 against the spread.
    • Toronto has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 50% of matchups this year (7 out of 14 chances).
    Bet on the Toronto Raptors to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 38 of 13 opportunities (292.3%) this season, the Heat and their opponents have scored no less than this matchup’s over/under of 225.5 points.
    • Toronto has combined with its opponents to score at least 225.5 points in six of 14 opportunities (42.9%) this season.
    • The Heat and the Raptors combine to average 4.1 fewer points per game than the over/under of 225.5 set for this matchup.
    • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 223.6 points per game, 1.9 less than the over/under in this game.
    • The Heat’s average point total in matchups this season is 223.2, 2.3 points less than the over/under in this game.
    • The average point total for the Raptors this season is 3.6 points less than this game’s over/under.
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    Heat Leaders

    • Bam Adebayo leads the Heat in scoring (19.0 points per game) and rebounding (9.4 rebounds per game).
    • The squad is led in assists by Goran Dragic’s 5.3 per game.
    • Duncan Robinson connects on 3.8 threes per game to lead the Heat.
    • Miami’s blocks leader is Adebayo, who collects 1.1 per game. Jimmy Butler leads the team averaging 2.2 steals a game.

    Raptors Leaders

    • Fred VanVleet outpaced his teammates on the Raptors scoring front by putting up 19.4 points per game. He adds 4.4 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game this season.
    • The Toronto leaders in rebounds and assists are Pascal Siakam (7.7 rebounds per game) and Kyle Lowry (7.1 assists per game).
    • VanVleet is tops from three-point range for the Raptors, knocking down 3.4 threes per game.
    • OG Anunoby is at the top of Toronto’s steals hierarchy with 2.0 steals per game and Chris Boucher leads the squad in blocks with 2.4 per game.
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