Free NBA picks for Portland Trail Blazers vs Miami Heat
Portland Trail Blazers will play against Miami Heat in the regular season of the NBA, and on our site, you can read free NBA picks. The game is on Sunday, January 5, at 6:00 PM ET and the place is AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida.
Portland Trail Blazers 15-21 are 9th in the NBA Western Conference. Blazers are definitely one of the biggest disappointments from the beginning of the season. They won their last match in the league by beating away from home Washington Wizards 122-103. Damian Lillard leads his team with 35 points as CJ McCollum added 24 points. Before this victory, Portland lost 5 matches in a row against New Orleans Pelicans, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks. Of course, the most shocking result was against Knicks 93-117. Carmelo Anthony was the most impressive against his former team with 26 points but that wasn’t enough for Trail Blazers to grab the victory in New York. The most positive thing for the team of Terry Stotts is that even with this negative record they’re now only two wins away from the playoff spot.
Miami Heat 25-10 are 3rd in the NBA Eastern Conference. They lost their last match in the league against Magic in Orlando 85-105. Jimmy Butler scored 23 points against Magic but that didn’t help his team at all. Day earlier Heat beat at home Toronto Raptors 84-76. This was a very strange clash in which the highest scoring player for the home team was Bam Adebayo with only 15 points. No one from both teams scored 20 points or more as Serge Ibaka finished with 19 points for Raptors. Before this win, Heat lost another match away from home against Washington Wizards 105-123 and that’s their biggest challenge so far this season – when they play as guests.
Portland Trail Blazers won 7 matches away from home and lost 12 times. When Miami Heat play in at home in Florida, they got 16 wins and only one loss. They’re favorites in the upcoming match and I think that they will live up to the expectations and win another one at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Free NBA picks: Miami Heat -5½ Spread