Raptors and Heat Look to Continue Their ATS Dominance

Friday, January 19, 2018 3:12 PM UTC

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 3:12 PM UTC

The Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat have been good to bettors lately, and we expect that ATS success to continue on our two top Friday NBA selections. 

<h2><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/san-antonio-spurs-vs-toronto-raptors-3264226/#matchup">Spurs at Raptors</a></h2><p>San Antonio is once again showing why it is the model of consistency when it comes to NBA franchises. The Spurs have only had the luxury of their MVP candidate, Kawhi Leonard, play just nine games this season (he's now out indefinitely), but that has not stopped them from amassing the third-best record in the West. A big part of San Antonio’s success is the fact that LaMarcus Aldridge is having one of his better seasons, averaging 22.7 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game. Aldridge has played like an All-Star this season, and it should be of no surprise when he is more than likely announced as an All-Star reserve by the coaches Tuesday.</p><p>Toronto has the luxury of having an All-Star starter in guard DeMar DeRozan, who has completely transformed his game to fit in the modern NBA. The Raptors are one of the best teams in the NBA when it comes to protecting their home court and their against the spread numbers back it up. Toronto is 16-3 ATS at home this season for an 84% winning percentage. Look for that trend to continue against a short-handed Spurs team.</p><h2 style="text-align:center">Free NBA Pick: Raptors -5.5</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Best Line Offered: <a href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4423&amp;book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow">BetOnline</a></h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3264226, "sportsbooksIds":[1096,19,169,180,999996], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><h2><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/miami-heat-vs-brooklyn-nets-3264228/#matchup">Heat at Nets</a></h2><p>The Heat have made a furious comeback in the Eastern Conference standings and have shot all the way up the standings to reach the No. 4 and are just one game back of the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third seed. Miami has had much success without having a true star player. Hassan Whiteside has been in and out of the lineup with injuries this season, but he has looked dominant when he has been on the court, averaging 14.3 points 11.7 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game.</p><p>These two teams met a little over a month ago in Mexico City, in which the Heat won 101-89. That game actually helped propel the Heat on their winning path as they were 11-13 at the time and now boast a record of 26-18. Miami is using its quality rotation of big men, which includes Whiteside, Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo.</p><p>The Nets don’t match up so well when it comes to a big-man rotation as they are forced to start Quincy Acy as an undersized center. Where the Nets thrive is with their backcourt play, led by Spencer Dinwiddie. The former Colorado product is averaging 15.1 points per game and leading the Nets to victories in the absence of D’Angelo Russell -- who is likely to return from his long injury absence tonight.</p><p>Miami is 13-9 ATS on the road this season, which is the fifth-best road ATS mark in the league.</p><h2 style="text-align:center">Free NBA Pick: Heat -3</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Best Line Offered: <a href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4418&amp;book=5dimes" rel="nofollow">5Dimes</a></h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3264228, "sportsbooksIds":[19,1096,169,238,1275], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p>
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