Why Bet NBA Playoff Betting Matchup Game 6 Toronto Raptors Miami Heat

Every1 bets explains why to bet the NBA Playoff Betting Matchup Game 6 Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat.
Date / Time: Friday, May 13 – 8:05 PM ET
Site: American Airlines Arena – Miami
TV Coverage: ESPN

Why Bet NBA Playoff Betting Matchup Game 6 Toronto Raptors Miami Heat

NBA Odds from BetAnySports (with reduced juice)

Pointspread: Heat -4 (-102) / Raptors +4 (-108)
Total: Over 189 points (-109) / Under 189 points (-101)

The injury list grows, but fortunately for both teams, the hurts are not bad enough to keep them out of action. While centers Hassan Whiteside (Miami) and Jonas Valanciunas (Toronto) are out for this contest, there were a couple of wrist injuries to worry about from Game 5. DeMarre Carroll of the Raptors and Luol Deng of the Heat both were limited. And they couldn’t hit the side of a barn either. Deng missed all eight of his field goal attempts, while Carroll went one for seven. Obviously the talk of this series has been the lack of cohesive offense, and “under” has been the theme, although a 53-point fourth quarter did push the game “over” the total of 189 points on Wednesday.

BetAnySports patrons who were looking for great things out of the All-Star Toronto backcourt of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan have been sadly disappointed. Each of them has come up with an outstanding performance, but they are both shooting below 40% for the series. DeRozan, however, had 34 points on 11-22 shooting in Game 5, which was naturally a key to victory. But are these guys enough to compensate for the loss of Valanciunas, who was reliable in the paint, at 65% and 18 points a game?

Unfortunately for the Heat, they aren’t getting a lot of support for Dwyane Wade, the veteran of five NBA Finals series who has pumped in 25.8 points per game against Toronto. As an example, take Joe Johnson, the late-season pickup, who had been someone the Raptors feared coming in, not just based on the 28 points he scored during the regular season when he suited up for the Heat against them, but a sizzling playoff series two years ago while he was a member of the Brooklyn Nets. But his impact has been minimal at best, as he has made just one out of his 17 attempts from three-point territory.

Maybe the Heat will get some help from the bench. Justise Winslow will almost certainly be counted on to provide some defensive presence, and he was part of a 43-point “explosion” by the reserves, which would seem out-of-character for this bunch. Udonis Haslem, one of the trio of people rotating at center, has seven rebounds on the offensive end in 57 minutes of play. But coach Erik Spoelstra could opt to go “small” with his starting unit. If that happens, don’t necessarily look for Toronto to follow suit, because with Bismack Biyombo in the middle, the Raptors are confident that they can keep Miami out of the lane and hold the Heat to jump shots, which have been a problem, indicated by their 11-54 from the arc in the last three games.

Toronto is the favorite to win the series at -350, while Miami is priced at +190 at BetAnySports Asian bookies, where reduced juice is the norm, and customers can get a free play bonus when they sign up…..Also, there are plenty of creative deposit options available, including the virtually currency of Bitcoin!

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