Raptors vs. Heat Prediction and Odds for Monday, October 24 (Trust Raptors as Underdogs)

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler.
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler. / Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Raptors play their second straight game in Miami on Monday night after dropping a hotly contested one to the Miami Heat over the weekend.

After Saturday's game that ended with the Heat hanging onto a 112-109 victory over the Raptors, the two teams will run it back for the second straight game. However, the Heat will be without Caleb Martin after he got into a skirmish with Raptors rookie Christian Koloko

Martin was suspended for a game and the Heat will now be down a key rotation player, how will tempers be handled in the rematch? Let's check out the odds and find out:

Raptors vs. Heat Odds, Spread and Total

Raptors vs. Heat Prediction and Pick

This line is the same (depending on where you look) as Saturday's matchup, which makes sense given the close nature of the first game. However, I'm going to give the nod to the Raptors to get a second straight cover against the Heat.

The Heat had a perfect start to the game in the first half, building a 20-plus point lead as both teams were on the second night of a back-to-back. The Raptors rallied in the second half though, outscoring Miami by 18 in the process and cashing the against the number.

Looking back at the game it was a tail of two halves and the box score shows that it was a fairly even number statistical. Now, Miami is down a key contributor and I envision a stronger start from Toronto with a day off in between games.

Pascal Siakam has been on a roll to start the season, averaging 27 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists thus far. I think we see him keep it rolling and give Toronto a chance to win late.

There's not much separating these two teams, so I'll take the poitns.

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