Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers betting tips and predictions for Monday’s game in the NBA. Miami aims to look their 3rd game in a row as they travel to Ohio to take on winners of 3 in a row the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Life hasn’t been easy for the Miami Heat as they are currently without their two best players Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo due to injuries, but they’ve been able to gain some momentum in their last 2 games by beating the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks. Duncan Robinson was instrumental in the latest win over Chicago as he dropped 26 points, Tyler Herro also added 17 off the bench as Miami cruised to their 6th home win of the season. Revenge will be on their mind tonight as they face the Cavaliers squad that’s beaten them already once this season by 26 points in Miami. That was only the 2nd defeat for Miami in the last 13 head-to-head vs Cleveland, they’ve also won the last 4 of 5 meetings at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are every bettors dream this season, this team has covered the spread more than any other team in the entire NBA. In 27 games played they’ve gone 22 times ATS and that record stands at 11-3 ATS in home games. Right now they are on a 3-game win streak and nobody is even mentioning the absence of their best scorer Collin Sexton anymore. Not only did they win those 3 games, but they’ve dominated teams winning by 14, 17 and 23 points in the process. A total of 7 players scored in double-figures during the 14-point win over Sacramento, let by Isaac Okoro who had 20 on just 9 shots attempted. Cleveland is currently on a streak of 11 games in a row in which they’ve covered the spread, 6 of those have come at home.
Cavs enter this one as only 4.5 point favorites despite being in better form and having most of their players at their disposal. Miami is without their two best players and could struggle to keep up with the Cavs on the road here. Back Cleveland to cover here.
Cleveland Cavaliers – Miami Heat Predictions & Odds
Cavaliers -4.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Scoring has picked up for both sides in their last few games. For Miami the over has cashed 4 times in the last 5 road games and in 13 of their last 19 games overall. Cleveland’s games have produced the over 4 times in the last 6 outings. Head-to-head meetings have also been high scoring, with 6 of the last 7 cashing on the over. I’m not sure why the total has been set at such a low number of 206.5, but that’s for us to take advantage of I guess. An average of 218.6 points per game has been scored in the previous 10 meetings and in the 3 most recent ones we’ve seen 214.3 per game with the O/U going 2-1 during that stretch. Yes, Miami is down a couple of star players, but that hasn’t stopped them from scoring 118 and 113 in their previous 2 games. I think the two teams will score enough to push us over the total here.
Over 206.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365