Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions
The Miami Heat is set to face a massive challenge in Portland Trail Blazers in an interesting regular season clash. The Miami Heat, who were struggling to get off the blocks are finally ready to take off for the post season games.
On the other hand, Trail Blazers who are one of the strong contenders, are looking to get back to best after getting thrashed by Nets and Mavericks in the last two games.
The hosts have a heavy advantage going into this clash, with the visitors in no position to hand over defeat to the opposition. The game is scheduled to be held on 26th March in the American Airlines Arena at 7:30 pm EST.
Miami Heat have lost last 4 of their NBA games while Portland Trail Blazers are currently at 2 games losing streak. On Thursday, the two teams will clash against each other at American Airlines Arena.
The latest Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions updated on 25th March.
Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to Watch Out
Duncan Robinson is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 41.7% and a 3-pointer conversion of 38.2% so far. He fetched 6 points and assisted once against Suns.
Jimmy Butler has a lot riding on his shoulder with the small forward averaging 21.6 points and 7.5 assists in 29 outings.
Bam Adebayo who plays as the center and power forward has a field goal percentage of 55.9 and a free throw percentage of 84.4. He has averaged 9.5 rebounds per game in 37 games he was part of.
Kendrick Nunn was the top scorer as he notched up 25 points and 1 assist against Suns.
Damian Lillard is the lead guard with an average of 30.3 points and 7.6 assists in 41 games. He was on fire as he accumulated 22 points and 9 assists against Nets.
Enes Kanter who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 11.5 rebounds and free throw percentage of 76.7 in the current season.
Derrick Jones Jr. will be the small forward in the side has to do a lot better than 7.9 points in every outing so far.
Robert Covington who looked out of sorts did a decent job in his last outing as he made 13 points and 9 rebounds.
Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Miami Heat are nowhere near in terms of their last year’s performance after inconsistencies hampering their progress. This was quite evident in the initial few games where they succumbed under pressure against Celtics, Magic and Mavericks.
Their January campaign followed similar suit but a glorious run in February pulled back things for the last year finalists. Looking at their last five outings, they have managed just one triumph as opposed to some underwhelming performances against Suns, Pacers and Grizzlies. They are currently occupying the 6th place in Eastern conference with lots of room for recovery.
Looking at the Trail Blazers’ campaign so far, they didn’t have the best of the getaways with a loss to Utah Jazz. But they put that behind pretty quickly when they picked up wins against Rockets and Lakers in the next two games. Their February campaign was kind of a mixed bag where they tasted triumphs as well as defeats.
On the other hand, this month’s campaign started on a high with wins against Hornets, Warriors and Kings but has been a rocky ride so far. This meant that they are hanging on to the 6th place with a 0.581 win-loss record so far.
Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (63 games): Heat – 23 wins, Trail Blazers – 40 wins.
Playoffs played: 0.
Previous meeting: Trail Blazers won 115-106 on 9th February 2020 in the NBA final fixture.
Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The hosts have a tough task in hand with the visitors looking to bag an important win here on Thursday. According to FiveThirtyEight, despite dominance by Trail Blazers, their opponents have the favorite tag with a chance of 67% to pull off a huge win.
According to Oddschecker and SMarkets, the Trail Blazers have landed a spot as one of the favorites in the top 10 while the last season finalists Miami Heat needs to get their issues sorted if they have to make it to the post season games, as they are put in 9th place, under outright predictions.