For the second time in three days on Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers (42-26) play the Miami Heat (35-32) at the Miami-Dade Arena. The Miami Heat are currently in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, three spots behind the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are in fourth. The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to build on their recent success with another victory. Although the Miami Heat have the advantage of playing in their own arena, they enter this matchup as the 1.5-point underdogs.
Take the Cleveland Cavaliers to win (1.83) on the moneyline at Ohio sports betting sites.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have a 2-1 lead against the Miami Heat in the regular season series. The previous encounter ended 100-104, leaving the visitors with a 5-5 SU record over the last 10 games. Their 1.83 moneyline odds suggest there is a 55% probability of a road win. The Miami Heat will do their best to cause an upset, but their recent 3-7 SU record is hardly convincing.
Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers to beat the struggling Miami Heat. The visitors have been doing very well this season, having a record of 42-26, and have won their last three games in a row.
Against the Spread
Take the Cleveland Cavaliers -1.5 (1.91) to cover the spread in the list of Ohio sportsbooks.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the 1.5-point road favorites. This matchup is expected to be a close one, with either side having the chance to edge out their opponent. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 13.4 points.
At the Miami-Dade Arena, the Miami Heat have put together a 9-23-2 ATS record. Their record for the season is 23-41-3 ATS. Taking the Miami Heat against the spread has been a bad call in recent weeks. They’ve failed to cover in four of their last five home matches and are a dismal 2-8 ATS in the past ten outings overall.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the spread in their last two road games, going 16-17 ATS away from home. Their overall record for the season is 37-29-2 ATS. The visitors have covered the spread in six of their last ten road games, improving their record to 5-5 ATS in their last ten overall.
Go for Total under 214.0 (1.91) on the total.
In the recent games between the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers, neither team has been able to score many points. In fact, the average amount of points scored in their last ten matchups is a mere 212.
The combined point total for the upcoming Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers game is 214.0, which is 9.6 points higher than the 204.4-point average the two teams have achieved in their last five meetings.
The Miami Heat are 29-37 O/U against the total this season. Their record at the Miami-Dade Arena is 16-18 O/U. Reflecting upon the last five games at their home court, the total went under three times. The Miami Heat have gone 5-5 O/U in their last ten matches overall.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have gone 15-17 O/U against the total away from home. Their record for the season is 32-35 O/U. The total went over in no less than four of the last five road games for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In all, the visitors are 6-4 O/U from their past 10 contests.
- Moneyline (ML): Cleveland Cavaliers (-120) | Miami Heat (+100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Cleveland Cavaliers -1.5 (-110) | Miami Heat +1.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 214.0 (-110) | (-110)
Miami Heat Form
Form is bad, no matter how you look at it. The Miami Heat have dropped seven of their past 10 games, with their last match ending in a 100-104 defeat against the Cleveland Cavaliers. They are 35-32 for the season and 21-13 at home.
The Miami Heat have had a difficult time in offensive production this season, averaging a mere 108.3 points per game. The home team’s defense has struggled to keep opponents from scoring in recent matches, allowing 116.4 points over the past five games and 109.1 points for the season.
The Miami Heat, after failing to reach the Conference Finals last year, are once again in contention for the playoffs. They currently stand as the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 35-32, making them the top team of the Southeast Division. This will place them in the Play-In Tournament during the postseason.
The Miami Heat will be without both Kyle Lowry and Nikola Jovic for their latest game.
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
The Cleveland Cavaliers have grabbed an impressive four wins from their five most recent matchups. The away side’s most recent game ended in a 104-100 triumph over the Miami Heat.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been averaging 111.9 points per game in the NBA this season and 110.1 points when they are away from home. Defensively, the away team has restricted opponents to 106.5 points per game on average and 108.5 points on the road.
Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers were far from satisfactory, failing to make it to the playoffs despite reaching the Play-In Tournament. Luckily, they are much more likely to make the playoffs this time around. Currently, they are fourth in the Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have no injuries of note prior to their upcoming game.
Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers H2H
The Cleveland Cavaliers were able to take revenge for their 97-100 loss against the Miami Heat on February 2023 by winning the most recent stand-off between the two teams 100-104 at the Miami-Dade Arena. The last ten times the two teams have played each other, they have both come away with five victories, so neither of them has managed to gain the advantage in this series.
The Miami Heat managed an average of 105.4 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who averaged 106.6 points.