Raptors vs. Heat: Miami Favored To End Losing Streak with Extinction Level Event

November 13th, 2010 by Reservoir God Leave a reply »
The Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors enter tonight's game in surprising roles. The Heat have lost two home games in a row while the Raptors are trying to be the second underdog this week to sweep through the state of Florida after last night's defeat of the Orlando Magic.

Based on the formula for determining a team's probability of winning a single game, the Heat have a 96.6 percent chance of beating the Raptors and sending their two-game losing streak into extinction.

Here's a breakdown of the numbers used to determine the Heat's probability of winning:

Miami Heat Average Wins Produced Per 48 Minutes: 0.154 (see the Heat Produced page) Average Possessions Per Game: 91.5 (see basketball-reference.com) Days Rest: One (last game was 112-107 loss to Boston Celtics on 11/11/10) Location: American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL (low altitude) Toronto Raptors Average Wins Produced Per 48 Minutes: 0.076 (according to the Wins Produced Viewer) Average Possessions Per Game: 95.9 Days Rest: Zero (last game was a 110-106 win in Orlando on 11/12/10)
There are several big questions surrounding the Heat in this game, but the biggest ...

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