2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
March 29, 2005
Toronto at Miami
Tuesday 03/29 07:35 PM Eastern
2 units on Miami -11.5 (-110) (risk 2 to return 3.82) RESULT: WIN
The Miami Heat (53-18, 38-30-3 ATS) are coming off an embarrassing 94-92 loss at Charlotte Saturday and will be in one ugly mood when they host the Toronto Raptors (29-40, 38-31 ATS). Miami is on a 16-0 run in front of the home crowd and a near perfect 14-2 ATS mark whipping opponents by an average 15.2 points/game. They will bring much more than the dismal defensee of the Raptors can handle as Toronto allows 106.6 PA L5 away. Toronto is 13-34 ATS when allowing 100+ points the last two seasons. Miami is 14-1 SU and 12-3 ATS in their last fifteen hosting an Eastern Conference foe, winning by 14.2 points/game. A lot of lumber to lay however the Heat have won 8-of-10 (7-3 ATS) against Raptors and own a 14-4 (11-6-1 ATS) mark last eighteen meetings in Miami. The large spread here will keep us from making it a higher star-rating - we'll go wtih two stars.