Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat Prediction, NBA Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jan 28, 2022

Will the Toronto Raptors get their first look of the season at former franchise icon Kyle Lowry when the Dinos visit Lowry’s Miami Heat on Saturday?

Toronto
48-34
AT
January 29, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
American Airlines Arena
Miami
53-29
Pointspread +2.5 -110
Moneyline +118
Over / Under o +212

41%

Betting Action

59%

Pointspread -2.5 -110
Moneyline -142
Over / Under u +212

41%

Betting Action

59%

That remains to be seen, and Lowry’s status will affect the NBA odds.

Raptors vs. Heat NBA Betting Odds

It is the second of four regular-season meetings between the teams and Toronto’s last trip to south Florida. On Jan. 17, the Dinos lost 104-99 in Miami, but former Raptors star point guard Kyle Lowry didn’t play for the Heat due to personal reasons and it’s not clear if he will be back by Saturday – he was out again Friday — or even what’s going on.

Big man Bam Adebayo returned from a long injury absence for the Heat in the first matchup and had 14 points and nine rebounds. Jimmy Butler had a triple-double of 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and Tyler Herro had 23 points off the bench. Fred VanVleet had 22 points for Toronto and Chris Boucher 23 points and 10 boards off the bench. Gary Trent Jr. was out injured but is back now.

Miami leads the all-time series 57-36 and is 34-14 at home. The Raptors are 4-6 against the spread in the previous 10.

Toronto Raptors

The Raptors played a second straight game Wednesday without leading scorer Fred VanVleet (right knee) but did get back rookie Scottie Barnes from a one-game absence in Chicago and might have upset the Bulls if not for a late ejection for Gary Trent Jr. after receiving a second technical foul. Zach LaVine hit the technical free throw and Nicola Vucevic followed with a three-pointer that sealed the 111-105 victory for Chicago. Trent was great with 32 points, while OG Anunoby had 23. Pascal Siakam struggled, though, hitting 3-for-12 for 12 points. Consider VanVleet questionable for Saturday, but he will have been off nearly a week so a good chance he plays. We will pick as if he’s playing.

Miami Heat

It’s the second of a back-to-back for Miami after hosting the Clippers on Friday and there’s the real possibility that a key player rests Saturday as Coach Erik Spoelstra has dealt with plenty of injuries this season and the Heat have championship expectations so they won’t push things in that regard in a late-January game. For example, All-Star Jimmy Butler was questionable entering Friday with a toe injury and we mentioned Kyle Lowry above. Then again, the Heat would like to get the top seed in the Eastern Conference so every victory matters. Tyler Herro is a lock to win the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award. Herro is averaging an NBA-best 20.8 points off the bench this season entering Friday. Herro would be starting for pretty much every other club in the NBA – that’s how deep this team is. Miami is 2-5 in the second of a B2B this season.

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