Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers: Odds, keys, and predictions

Anfernee Simons #1 of the Portland Trail Blazers in action against the Miami Heat(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Anfernee Simons #1 of the Portland Trail Blazers in action against the Miami Heat(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat are on the road Wednesday night for their first road game of the year, as they take on the undefeated Portland Trail Blazers. The Heat will be facing off against a Blazers team that is off to a fast start to the new season.

Here are a few guys to watch in this one.

Player To Watch

  • Tyler HerroTyler Herro finished with a 22-point ane 15-rebound performance against the Raptors in their last game. He will look to find success in this upcoming matchup as well at attacking the glass and knocking down shots from behind the three-point arc. They’ll need his scoring to get a win and everything else that he can offer will just be a bonus.
  • Bam AdebayoBam Adebayo will be facing off against Jusuf Nurkic and Jerami Grant, a tough task for any player to worry about. Bam will need to attack the glass, fight for every rebound, and put up points by attacking the paint to, hopefully, soften things up a bit. He’ll be crucial on Wednesday.

The Miami Heat are set to hit the road for Portland, taking on the Blazers at the Moda Center on Wednesday night. Will they be able to get their second win?

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Key To The Game

  1. Slow Blazers Down– The Miami Heat will look to slow down the quick-pace offense of the Trail Blazers’ stars, led by Damian Lillard, but greatly help along by the likes of Nurkic, Grant, and others such as Anfernee Simons. The Heat will need to limit this team on the offensive end to make sure they don’t get ran out of the building.
  2. Force Mistakes– The Miami Heat need to force Portland to make mistakes on either end of the court. They will need to capitalize on turnovers, force Portland to foul, and look for holes in the Blazer defense to gain the upper hand.
  3. Don’t Take Bad Shots– After watching the Miami Heat’s start to the season, they seemed to be taking a lot of forced shots on offense. They’ll need to take what the defense allows and take it as it comes to them in this one.

Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds And Predictions

Odds and Information Courtesty Of WynnBet

Moneyline: MIA +100  POR -120

Spread: MIA +1

Total: 222

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Miami is off to a rocky start to the season, only having one win on the year, but they hit the road against a Portland team that is off to a flying start and has gone undefeated so far this season. Miami will put up a battle in Portland, however, they will take another defeat on the season, falling to the Trailblazers, 112-100.