Heat face the Trail Blazers, look for 5th straight win

Miami Heat (32-25, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (15-41, 14th in the Western Conference)

Portland, Oregon; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Heat -6.5; over/under is 214.5

BOTTOM LINE: Miami is looking to keep its four-game win streak alive when the Heat take on Portland.

The Trail Blazers have gone 9-19 at home. Portland is at the bottom of the Western Conference recording just 22.5 assists per game led by Scoot Henderson averaging 4.7.

The Heat are 17-12 on the road. Miami is fourth in the league allowing just 110.1 points while holding opponents to 47.3% shooting.

The Trail Blazers are shooting 43.8% from the field this season, 3.5 percentage points lower than the 47.3% the Heat allow to opponents. The Heat average 12.4 made 3-pointers per game this season, 0.9 more makes per game than the Trail Blazers give up.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jerami Grant is scoring 21.6 points per game with 3.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists for the Trail Blazers. Anfernee Simons is averaging 18.6 points and 3.1 rebounds while shooting 41.0% over the past 10 games for Portland.

Jaime Jaquez is scoring 13.0 points per game and averaging 3.9 rebounds for the Heat. Duncan Robinson is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 2-8, averaging 105.8 points, 41.7 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 8.0 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.2 points per game.

Heat: 8-2, averaging 112.2 points, 46.3 rebounds, 27.5 assists, 7.6 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.6 points.

INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Moses Brown: out (wrist), Malcolm Brogdon: out (elbow), Scoot Henderson: out (abductor), Robert Williams III: out for season (knee), Rayan Rupert: day to day (ankle), Shaedon Sharpe: out (abdominal).

Heat: Orlando Robinson: out (back), Josh Richardson: out (shoulder), Tyler Herro: out (knee), Terry Rozier: out (knee), Dru Smith: out for season (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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