Two teams from opposing conference but both within the playoff places are clashing tonight, when the red-hot and streaky Portland Trail Blazers (40-26), are hosting the Miami Heat (36-31), with both teams coming off multiple wins and looking to extend them in order to secure the best possible placement in the playoffs.  Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers Spread and Prediction.

Date/Time:  03-12-2018, 21:30 EDT

Spread: Portland Trail Blazers -6

Total: +210.5

Blazers have a 40-26 record (35-26-5 against the spread) so far this season. Portland currently owns the third place postseason spot in the West. They have nine consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against the Warriors with a 125-108 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Damian Lillard with 26.8 ppg. The All Star guard adds 4.5 rebounds and a team high 6.5 assists per game. He is followed by CJ McCollum with 21.8 ppg, while Jusuf Nurkic adds 14 ppg and a team high 8.4 rebounds per game.

Heat have a 36-31 record (34-28-5 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 7th place of the East. They have won four of their last five matches and in their last game they won at home against the Wizards with a 129-102 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Goran Dragic with 17.1 ppg, adding a team high 4.9 assists per game. He is followed by Hassan Whiteside with 14.3 ppg and a team high 11.8 rebounds per game, while Dwayne Wade adds 13.7 ppg.

In their previous meeting earlier this season, Blazers won on the road with a 95-102 score. Blazers are 22-11 at home so far this season, while Heat are 15-18 on the road. Blazers are better offensively, scoring 105.6 ppg to Heat’s 102.4, while Heat are better defensively, allowing 102.1 ppg to Blazers’ 103.2. Heat have a slightly better field goal percentage, shooting with 45.62% to Blazers’ 45.23%, while Blazers have a better 3-point percentage, shooting with 38.06% to Heat’s 35.85%. Heat are better in assists made, with 22.3 to Blazers’ league-low of 19.1, while Blazers are better in rebounding, grabbing 45.2 to Heat’s 43. Blazers are coming in hot and Heat are currently not good enough to beat them in Portland. Vegas odds give Blazers a -6 spread and expect them to beat those odds for the home victory tonight.

Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers -6 (-106)

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Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers Spread and Prediction

Nikos Lagouretos

My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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