After falling to the Miami Heat 102-96 in overtime as 3.5-point favorites, the Raptors are listed as 4.5-point chalk for Game 2 on Thursday at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark.
Miami Heat (53-37) at Toronto Raptors (60-30)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
Toronto Raptors rallied late against Miami Heat in Game 1 to force OT on Tuesday, as it trailed 79-69 with 6:31 remaining and needed a half-court shot by point guard Kyle Lowry in the final seconds to get to the extra session.
The Miami Heat are averaging 99.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 91 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 19.6 points and 4.9 assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 12.6 points and 12.1 rebounds. Goran Dragic is dishing four assists and Luol Deng is grabbing 6.3 rebounds.
The Miami Heat are shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.8 rebounds per game.
The Toronto Raptors are averaging 92.8 points on 40.1 percent shooting and allowing 94.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 18.4 points and 3.9 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 13 points and 7.4 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 12.1 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 2.4 assists.
The Toronto Raptors are shooting 27.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 40.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
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