The Shocking Trend That You Must Know Before Betting On Heat-Blazers!
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Heat (34-17) at Blazers (24-29)
Sunday 2/9/20, 9:05pm EST
TREND: The Heat are 0-8 ATS vs. teams that allow 110-plus points per game (27-14 ATS vs. teams that allow less than 110). The Blazers have averaged 115.0 points allowed per contest.
STORYLINE: “The HEAT’s road trip out west hasn’t quite gone to plan thus far, but it looks like reinforcements are on the way. After attending shootaround on Friday and participating in practice on Saturday, Miami’s newest members in Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill will be available Sunday night in Portland. And with the shorthanded HEAT struggling a bit of late, those guys will certainly help. Despite the team’s trials, however, both Bam Adebayo and Duncan Robinson have been rather effective. Adebayo has done damage on keepers and rolls to the rim, while Robinson has moved well off the ball and continued to show good chemistry with the big fella on dribble handoffs. Of course, we also can’t forget about KZ Okpala, who took advantage of some extended playing time on Friday and wreaked havoc at the top of the zone with Derrick Jones Jr. Simply put, Miami will need everyone to be sharp against a Blazers team that has fought their way back into playoff contention. And as you’d expect, Damian Lillard has been the key to it all. Seriously, just wait until you read these numbers. Over the past 11 games, Lillard is averaging 40.9 points, 9.3 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals per contest on 51.2 percent shooting from the field, including 50.4 percent from deep. That’s just otherworldly. In the HEAT’s last matchup with the Blazers on Jan. 5, the squad was able to mitigate Lillard’s scoring with a balanced attack led by Goran Dragić, Adebayo and Jones Jr. and came away with a win. We’ll see what transpires this time around.”
- Joe Beguiristain, Heat.com (2/8/20)
QUICK-HITTER: Interestingly, the Heat have not fared well against the spread when they’ve faced bad defensive teams this season. However, their newcomers Iguodala, Crowder and Hill will be available on Sunday night and should provide some much-needed depth if Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro miss another game. Both are listed as questionable. Click the button below to unlock the best bet!