Portland Trail Brazers (3-1) vs Miami Heat (2-2)Date : 10/27/2018
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : American Airlines Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Portland Trail Brazers vs Miami Heat
The Heat will be welcoming the Blazers to American Airlines Center as the Heat are currently on a four-game homestand. They are coming off a blowout victory against the Knicks while the Blazers were able to blow out the Magic on the road. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Portland Trail Brazers's Latest Performance :
The Blazers were able to bounce back from their first loss of the season against the Wizards to blow out the Magic in their next game. The Blazers are scoring 120 points or more in their first four games. Leading the way for the Blazers was Damian Lillard scoring 34 of his 41 points in the second half alone. There was a heckler coming from the Orlando fan, he shut the fan’s yapper for good by draining 11 of 15 shots, including 5 of 8 on three-point attempts. It goes to show that if Lillard keeps his head down and think score first the Blazers can be a very hard team to beat. Jusuf Nurkic recorded his second double-double (18 points, 10 rebounds), Al-Farouq Aminu corralled 15 rebounds and CJ McCollum added 22 points for the Blazers, who won their first road game of the season. The Blazers’ offense has been unstoppable through four games. Portland has scored at least 121 points in all four games and is averaging a robust 125.3 points, third-most in the NBA. I expect another high scoring game in Miami.
Miami Heat 's Latest Performance :
The Heat is hoping to keep their momentum going against Portland as they are coming off their best win of the season blowing out the Knicks at home. The Heat scored 45 points in the third quarter. Whiteside finished with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field, 14 rebounds and three blocked shots. Rodney McGruder had himself a night as he scored 19 points, grabbed six rebounds, dished out five assists. It was great to see McGruder put up that kind of performance after being out for the majority of the time last season. Good news for the Heat fans as Justice Winslow will be making his debut after dealing a hamstring injury to start the year. Playing against the Blazers the Heat backcourt will have to do a great job containing Lillard and McCollum from getting their points. This would be a great opportunity for Whiteside to dominate the game in the paint as the Blazers don’t have the greatest interior defense.
How Portland Trail Brazers & Miami Heat Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Heat are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Portland Trail Blazers 1.5
My reason for the pick :
The Portland Trail Blazers should be able to edge out the Heat in this game I expect Lillard to have another impressive scoring outburst on the road once Lillard gets it going offensively he is very hard to stop. For the Heat, they will put up a good fight but they will have no answer for Lillard in this game the Heat backcourt will have a tough time all night long at home. The game will go down to the wire but Portland will remind us all why it is so important to have an All-Star on their roster they can create opportunities for themselves rather than relying on others. I would go with Portland in this game.
Betting trends for Portland Trail Brazers:
- Trail Blazers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
Betting trends for Miami Heat :
- Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.