Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat: August 3, 2020 NBA Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on August 5, 2020

Monday’s matchup (August 3, 2020) between the Toronto Raptors (47-18) and the Miami Heat (42-24) features the Raptors as moderate 3.5-point favorites. The points total for the game is set at 221. Monday’s contest is one of six on the docket in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is slated for 1:30 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

Betting Information

Raptors vs Heat Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Raptors -3.5 -115 -105 221 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Raptors vs Heat
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Heat (+3.5) Under (221) Raptors 111 Heat 109

Head to Head

After two head-to-head matchups this season, Miami has a 2-0 record against Toronto. The Heat also have a 2-0 record against the spread when playing the Raptors.

Raptors vs Heat in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
1/2/2020 Heat -5.5 214.5 -217 177 84-76 MIA
12/3/2019 Raptors -5 211.5 -224 183 121-110 MIA

Raptors Betting Information

  • Toronto has been good against the spread this season, posting a 36-28-1 record.
  • The Raptors fare well when favored by at least 3.5 points, posting an 18-15-1 record against the spread.
  • Toronto has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 35 of 65 games for a 53.8% rate.

Heat Betting Information

  • Miami and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this season — 38 of 66 (57.6%).
  • Miami has a winning record against the spread, going 33-29-3 ATS (covering 50.8% of the time).
  • The Heat have not fared well as a 3.5-point underdog, going 7-8-1 against the spread when they are at least 3.5-point underdogs.

Over/Under Analysis

Raptors vs Heat Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Raptors 31 47.7% 112.9 225.2 106.3 215.2 219.2
Heat 38 57.6% 112.3 225.2 108.9 215.2 221.2

Raptors Leaders

  • The Raptors scoring leader is Pascal Siakam, who averages 23.5 points per game.
  • Kyle Lowry leads Toronto with 7.6 assists a game and Serge Ibaka paces the squad with 8.2 rebounds per matchup.
  • Fred VanVleet leads the team with 1.9 steals per game. Chris Boucher collects 0.9 blocks a game to pace Toronto.
  • The Raptors are led by Lowry from beyond the arc. He connects on 3.0 shots from deep per game.

Heat Leaders

  • Jimmy Butler’s excellent showing this season give him the top spot on the Heat scoring and assists leaderboards with 20.3 points per game and 6.1 assists per game.
  • When it comes to rebounds, Bam Adebayo is the Miami leader with 10.5 per game.
  • Butler is at the top of Miami’s steals hierarchy with 1.7 steals per game and Adebayo leads the squad in blocks with 1.3 per game.
  • Duncan Robinson is tops from three-point range for the Heat, knocking down 3.7 threes per game.

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