Miami Heat versus Portland Trailblazers NBA Pro Basketball Betting Preview

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Lebron James and the Miami Heat will continue their road trip with a stop in Portland to face the Trailblazers from Thursday night NBA pro basketball on January 10th. The Heat and Trailblazers begin from Portland at 10:30PM Eastern Time and TNT will broadcast this NBA game to a national audience.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road squad Miami Heat favored by -3 ½ points with a total of 196 points. Those wagering on the money line on the Miami Heat will lay –160 odds. Bettors who believe that the Portland Trailblazers can win outright on Thursday night can take back +140 odds for their money line wager.

The Heat has struggled on the road this season as the team travels to Portland with a straight up record of 7-7 on this season. They faced a highly motivated opponent on Tuesday on the road at Indiana and Miami falls 87-77 as a -2 point favorite. The 77 points scored by the Heat were the least amount this season by Miami. Indiana was super charged for this game as they get beat in the playoffs last year to Miami. Pacers general manager Larry Bird ripped his players in that series calling them soft. The Heat has been held under 100 points in their past three games losing two of the games. We often see NBA Champions who enter play in the following season turning up and down the intensity level. It happens to all of previous World Champions that once they have climbed that mountain the regular season means a lot less to them. Portland is playing outstanding basketball right now as the club has won 11 of their past 14 games. They are riding a three game win streak after they beat Orlando on Monday 125-119 in overtime. The turnaround by Portland this season has come from their guard position. Last year’s club was undisciplined and committed far too many turnovers. First round pick point guard Damian Lillard is averaging 6 ½ assists per game and 18 points per game for the Trailblazers.

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