Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors 12/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors 12/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Miami Heat will battle the Toronto Raptors at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on Friday, December 18, 2020, at 7:00 P.M., ET.

The Eastern Conference Champions the Miami Heat dropped their 1st preseason game after taking on the young explosive New Orleans Pelicans. The team was down for 7 points in the 1st half of the game with a score of 60-53 in favor of New Orleans. Miami had trouble scoring in the 2nd half as they only added 39 more points while attacking with another 54 points in the 2nd half to hand the loss to the Heat with a score of 114-92. The squad made 42.7% of their shots from the floor on 38-85 attempts while making only 28.3% of their 3 pointers on 12-38 shooting. They were outrebounded by New Orleans at 51-35 while doing a great job from the line on 26-31 shots. The Heat are 12th in the Eastern Conference this preseason with a record of 0-1.

Duncan Robinson led the scoring with 16 points in the game while Tyler Herro added 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists. Kendrick Nunn made 11 points, 3 boards, and 5 assists while Max Strus came off the bench to make 11 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 dimes.

Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors Predictions 12/18/2020

The Raptors swept the Hornets in their 2-game set this preseason. Game 2 was closer with Toronto down by 3 points during halftime with a score of 60-57 in favor of Charlotte. The Raptors came back with 55 points in the 2nd half while the Hornets only mustered up 49 to lose by 3 points with a score of 112-109. The squad was 47.6% from the floor on 40-84 shooting while hitting 34.1% of their 3-point shots on 15-44 attempts. The team made 17-23 of their free throws for 73.9%. The squad leads the Eastern Conference this preseason with a record of 2-0.

Fred VanVleet opened up with 23 points, 4 dimes, and 3 steals while Pascal Siakam muscled his way in the game with 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Malachi Flynn came off the bench to make 17 points and 3 dimes while Terrence Davis ll added 14 points in the win.

Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors. The NBA pick is the Toronto Raptors. The Heat is proven to be a resilient team as shown in the postseason of 2019-2020. The advantage goes to the Raptors though as Miami’s all-star Jimmy Butler will wait for the regular season to start playing. The Raptors went head-on against the Hornets and were successful in sweeping them with VanVleet hitting 9-12 from the floor and 5-7 from deep. Toronto’s offense is no joke and will rain on Miami who has a lot of their key players on the sidelines. The Raptors will beat the Heat in this exhibition match predicted at 121-118.

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Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors 12/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 P.M. ET

Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida

Date: Friday, December 18, 2020

TV: TSN, Fox Sports Sun

NBA Odds: Toronto Raptors -3.5

NBA Totals: 138.5

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