The Miami Heat and the Portland Trail Blazers are going to square off in a Thursday night NBA betting affair on January 10th. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for basketball for what should be a great game on Thursday.
NBA Predictions: Miami Heat @ Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Thursday, January 10th, 10:30 ET
Location: Rose Garden, Portland, OR
NBA Betting Odds: Miami -3.5
Heat vs. Trail Blazers NBA TV Schedule: TNT
The second half of the TNT Doubleheader tonight is going to be a great game that we think is going to come right down to the wire. The Heat are headed out to the West Coast for the second time this year. The first trip, against a relatively tough schedule, resulted in a 3-2 record, but there the road trips weren’t as long as this one is going to be to get all the way up to the Rose Garden. We’re a bit puzzled by the activity in this game, knowing that 70% of the early betting as of Thursday morning has been on Miami -3.5 in spite of the fact that the Heat are just 7-7 SU and 5-9 ATS on the road. The team put up just 77 points two nights ago at the Indiana Pacers, and the thought that we are having is that perhaps this team isn’t as good as it was a year ago. Remember too, that the Trail Blazers have won three games in a row and five out of six, and they’re 4-2 ATS in their last six games. They’re 12-4 SU and 8-7-1 ATS at home this year, and they haven’t been beaten here at the Rose Garden since December 8th. That bad loss to the Sacramento Kings really seemed to turn this team around, knowing that the club has gone 11-3 SU and 8-6 ATS since that point. There’s no reason to think that that won’t continue tonight.
Heat @ Trail Blazers NBA Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +3.5
Heat @ Trail Blazers Score Prediction: Trail Blazers 102 – Heat 100