The Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse plays host to a matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers (31-21) and Miami Heat (28-23) on Tuesday. The Miami Heat hold the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference, having won 28 of their 51 matches, while 31 wins out of 52 games have left the Cleveland Cavaliers with the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed a 113-87 win when last faced with the Miami Heat, and they look like a solid call to take out their coming visitors at home once again.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Miami Heat Betting expert picks
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Miami Heat Moneyline
Take the Cleveland Cavaliers to win (1.48) for the win on the moneyline.
The Cleveland Cavaliers go into Tuesday’s game with the advantage, being given -210 moneyline odds. This suggests there is a 68% chance of the hosts coming out victorious. They have been successful in seven out of the last ten games at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, and their last game saw them beat the LA Clippers 122-99. The Miami Heat are not favored to come out on top with +175 moneyline odds set for a road win. They have been inconsistent away from home lately, dropping five of their last ten road games. Their most recent game resulted in a 122-117 defeat by the Charlotte Hornets.
Backing the Cleveland Cavaliers (-210) to win outright on the moneyline looks too good to pass up. The hosts were strong at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse last season with a 24-18 record, and have won four of the last five home games.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Miami Heat Spread
Place your bets on the Cleveland Cavaliers -5.0 (1.87) for this game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the 5-point favorites over the Miami Heat in the NBA betting lines, leaving them as the clear match favorites. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 17.0 points.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have consistently been successful when playing at home against the Miami Heat, with victories in three of the last four encounters at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse by an average of 14.3 points. In their previous ten games, the Cleveland Cavaliers went 6-4 ATS overall and 6-4 ATS in the last ten games at home.
The Miami Heat, on the other hand, have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games. In their past 10 matches, the Miami Heat went 3-6-1 ATS and also ended up 5-5 ATS from their ten most recent road trips.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Miami Heat Total
Take the Total over 210.0 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
Based on their head-to-head record, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat look primed for a low-scoring affair. Both sides haven’t produced too many points in their ten most recent matchups. They averaged 217.2 points between them, including 218.5 points in the last five at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The total line is set at 210.0. The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat’s combined points total over their last ten encounters exceeded this 210.0 line seven times. Betting Over on the Total market returns odds of -110 at Ohio sports betting sites.
The last ten Cleveland Cavaliers games produced an average total of 218.8 points. Looking back on the last five games at home court for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the total went over two times. They are 4-6 against the total overall from their previous ten matches.
The total has gone under in four of Miami Heat’ last five games. Meanwhile, the over-market paid out in three of the last five games on the road for the Miami Heat. In all, they are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Miami Heat Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Miami Heat (+175) | Cleveland Cavaliers (-210)
- Against the spread (ATS): Miami Heat +5.0 (-105) | Cleveland Cavaliers -5.0 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 210.0 (-110) | (-110)
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
The Cleveland Cavaliers improved their regular season record to 31-21 last week by beating the LA Clippers 122-99. They’ve gone 5-5 in their past ten matches and 4-1 in the last five at home.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been having trouble scoring points this season. Their average of 111.5 points per game is one of the lowest in the NBA going into Tuesday’s matchup. Defensively, there has been no letup. They boast one of the league’s stingiest defenses, having restricted opponents to 106.9 points per game this season and 102.6 points across their last five matches.
Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers secured a berth in the Play-In Tournament but failed to advance to the playoffs. This season, however, the hosts have made a brilliant comeback. They’re in a stronger position to make the postseason now, sitting fifth in Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division.
Kevin Love and Dylan Windler are all carrying injuries going into the latest Cleveland Cavaliers game.
Miami Heat Form
The Miami Heat head to the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on the back of a 122-117 defeat to the Charlotte Hornets last week, leaving them 7-3 in their past ten games and 2-3 in the last five on the road.
The Miami Heat have had trouble scoring points this season. Their 108.6 points-per-game average ranks them near the bottom of NBA teams in this category. On the other end of the court, the away defense ranks second in the league after limiting opponents to 108.4 points per game and 109.5 points on the road.
After a disappointing loss in the Conference Finals last year, the Miami Heat look set for another playoff run. They find themselves as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. The visitors have enjoyed a 28-23 season and rank first in the Southeast Division after 51 games.
Duncan Robinson, Omer Yurtseven, and Nikola Jovic are set to miss the Miami Heat game due to injuries.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Miami Heat H2H history
The total went under 210.0 points in the most recent encounter between these two sides. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the match 113-87 against the Miami Heat at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Playing the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road has often proved to be an experience to forget for the Miami Heat, especially in their last four visits, which saw them fall to defeat three times.
The Cleveland Cavaliers managed an average of 107 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Miami Heat, who averaged 110.2 points.