Friday Night in the NBA

It is Friday night in the NBA and some intriguing matchups with early playoff implications in play.

In the East you have Charlotte and Miami, both appearing to be fighting for the 8th seed in the East and both will be road underdogs Friday night. Toronto opens as a 5.5 point favorite over the Heat who will get Hassan Whiteside back from suspension and Goran Dragic should be in the starting lineup although he has been suffering from back stiffness.

Miami has some other things going for them. The Heat have defeated the Raptors 16 straight times and the Raptors have lost 9 of the last 10 overall.

Charlotte will play at Chicago and will also be an underdog although currently there is no line due to the various injuries to both teams.

Chicago has defeated Charlotte in North Carolina 6 of the last 7 times.

Portland, Golden State and Oklahoma City will be big favorites while the Mavericks and the Clippers could be the game of the night. Watch the line moves here.

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