Records: Portland 25-26, Miami 34-14
Kick-off: 7:30 p.m. EST
Television: NBA TV
Spread: Miami by 11.5
Last meeting: Portland 92, Miami 90 (2013)
Points per game: The Trail Blazers are averaging 97.2 points per game while Miami is averaging 102.8.
Rebounds per game: Portland averages 41.9 boards per outing while the Heat are averaging 38.9 rebounds per game.
Assists per game: The Trail Blazers are putting up 21.4 assists per outing while Miami is averaging 22.3 per game.
Points allowed per game: Portland is giving up 99.3 points per outing while the Heat have allowed 96.6 points on average this season.
Thoughts: The Blazers are coming off a loss to the Orlando Magic while Miami defeated the Los Angeles Lakers over the weekend. The Heat are very tough to beat at home as I see them winning this game. With that said, I think it will be somewhat close so I’ll take Portland with the points as well as the over.
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