Raptors vs Heat Prediction: For the upcoming clash between Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors, the host Miami Heat is predicted to win.
Miami Heat is set to clash with Toronto Raptors on Saturday night. This will be the 2nd game of the season for both teams. In their opening game, the Miami Heat will be up against the Chicago Bulls while Toronto Raptors will take on Cleaveland Cavaliers.
- Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors
- Date and Time: October 22nd, 8PM EST
- Venue: FTX Arena
- Host Team: Miami Heat
Raptors vs Heat Prediction: Recent Form
The recent form of both the teams includes the preseason form as well as the last season’s performance.
Preseason: Miami Heat displayed their excellent form in the preseason games. However, their start was not what they had expected. In the very first match of the 2022-23 preseason games, Miami Heat go hammered by Minnesota Timberwolves. They lost the game by 121-111 points. This was their only preseason defeat as in the rest of the 4 games they were unstoppable.
They defeated the likes of the Brooklyn Nets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, and Houston Rockets in the next four games. Here are the stats of top performing players from the Miami Heat in the preseason:
- Tyler Herro (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 22.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.0 | Blocks Per Game: 2.0
Points Per Game: 21.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.0 | Blocks Per Game: 0.7
- Duncan Robinson (Forward)
Points Per Game: 12.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 1.4 | Assists Per Game: 1.8
Last Season: Miami Heat was the best-performing team from the East as they ended the regular season as a table toppers. In the playoffs, they went past the challenge of the Philadelphia 76ers to qualify for the finals of the Eastern Conference. However, their outstanding journey came to an end in the Conference finals when they lost to Bost Celtics by 4-3 in the 7 games Conference finals.
Toronto Raptors have also been on a roll in the preseason games. They won 4 of their 5 preseason games and they defeated big names in the preseason. They started off by defeating Utah Jazz and then went on to defeat last season’s Eastern Conference Champions Boston Celtics. In the next game they defeated Houston Rockets but faced a defeat at the hands of the Chicago Bulls in their fourth preseason game. In the finals game, they defeated the Boston Celtics once again.
Top 3 Players Stats:
Points Per Game: 14.0 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.3 | Assists Per Game: 1.3
- OG Anunoby (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 12.8 | Assists Per Game: 0.6 | Blocks Per Game: 1.0
- Precious Achiuwa (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 11.4 | Rebound Per Game: 6.2 | Assists Per Game: 1.4
Heat vs Raptor NBA Odds
The best odds for Raptors games are often found on Bet365 Canada. The odds and predictions for this game are yet to be updated.
Raptors vs Heat Prediction: Head to Head
In the overall head-to-head games, Miami Heat have had an edge over the Toronto Raptors. The Heat and the Toronto Raptors have played 96 games in the regular season with 58 victories for the Heat and 38 for the Raptors.
In the last 5 games between the two teams, Miami Heat has won 3 while the Toronto Raptors won 2 games. The last game between the two teams was won by Miami Heat, 114-109.
Heat vs Raptors Prediction: Squad
Guard: Marcus Garrett, Kyle Guy, Tyler Herro, Kyle Lowry, Mychal Mulder, Victor Oladipo, Duncan Robinson, Javonte Smart and Nik Stauskas.
Forward: Jimmy Butler, Haywood Highsmith, Caleb Martin, Markieff Morris, K Z Opkala, Chris Silva, Max Strus and P J Tucker.
Center: Bam Adebayo, Dewayne Dedmon, Udonis Haslem and Omer Yurtseven.
Guard: Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., Ron Harper Jr. (two-way), Malachi Flynn, Jeff Dowtin (two-way), Dalano Banton.
Forward: O.G. Anunoby, Precious Achiuwa, Scottie Barnes, Chris Boucher, Pascal Siakam, Thad Young, Otto Porter Jr., Juancho Hernangomez, Christian Koloko, Justin Champagnie.
Center: Khem Birch
Heat vs Raptors Prediction: Overall Stats
- Points Per Game: 110.0
- Rebounds Per Game: 43.7
- Assists Per Game: 25.5
- Steals Per Game: 7.4
- Points Per Game: 109.4
- Rebounds Per Game: 45.3
- Assists Per Game: 22.1
- Steals Per Game: 9.0
Raptors vs Heat Prediction: Winner Prediction
Both Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat have been continuing their 2021-22 season’s form and both teams have been outstanding in their preseason games. On Saturday night, the Miami Heat will play host to the Toronto Raptors. They will enjoy home advantage over the visitors, Toronto Raptors. Talking about the overall form of both teams, the Miami Heat has had an advantage over the Raptors in overall head-to-head games.
Considering the home advantage and also considering the form of both teams, the game is predicted to be a close game. However, we predict a win for the host, Miami Heat.
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