The Heat (24-27) face off with the Trail Blazers (32-20).
Tonight the Miami Heat are on the road in order to face the Portland Trail Blazers. They have a record of 24-27 overall and 12-11 on the road. They come into tonight’s matchup following a 3 game losing streak and have only won 2 of the last 8 games. They currently stand in 2nd place in the Southeast Division. The last time they went up against the Trail Blazers they won by 9 and tonight they are the dogs. Leading the team in scoring at this stage of the game is Josh Richardson with an average of 17.3 points and 3.8 assists per game. Goran Dragic is just behind him in the scoring with an average of 15.3 points. Hassan Whiteside is averaging 12.4 rebounds which is phenomenal and Dwayne Wade is making 4.3 assist per game and scoring 13.8 points.
The Portland Trail Blazers current record is 32-20 and 22-7 at home. They are sitting in 3rd place in the Northwest Division. They have been having pretty good success in the recent games and have won 6 of the last 8 games. They will be facing the Heat in the waves of a 3 games win streak. Leading this team to their current position is scoring leader Damian Lillard with an average of 26.4 points and 6.3 assists per game. Jusuf Nurkic has rebounds covered as he averages 10.4 per game on top of his 15.2 ppg average. Also, CJ McCollum is up there with the leaders with a scoring average of 21 points per game.
What is the line on the game?
The Portland Trail Blazers -7.5 are the favorites in tonight’s matchup. The total for both teams combined is over/under 211 points and the money line on the favorite is -300. The most recent consensus shows 68% of the action on the Trail Blazers -7.5 and 65% on the game to go OVER the total of 211 points.
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