NBA Betting: Heat play in Cleveland
The Miami Heat will be looking to put an end to a three-game ATS losing streak against the Cleveland Cavaliers when the two teams hit the hardwood in NBA betting action on Monday night.
Miami is 9-1 SU over its past 10 games against Cleveland, but they're just 4-6 ATS in their last 10 meetings - and 0-3 ATS in their three most recent matchups. The Heat beat the Cavaliers 98-95 in Cleveland on March 20 as an 11.5-point road favorite.
This season the Cavaliers are 24-56 overall and 41-39 ATS against the number, while the Heat are 64-16 and 44-36 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Cleveland is 40-40 on the OU, and Miami is 42-38.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Cavaliers and the No. 4-ranked Heat, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 107-94 result in favor of the Heat.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 96.5 PPG, against a Heat defense that ranks No. 6 at 95 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 43.3% so far, less than the Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 49.5% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Heat own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 94.4 points per game when playing on the road. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring on their home court.
The Heat were a 105-93 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bulls. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (198) made winners of OVER bettors. LeBron James scored 24 points leading the Heat to a 105-93 victory over Chicago at AmericanAirlines Arena on Sunday.
In their last action, Cleveland was a 91-77 loser on the road against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (168) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Cavaliers got 12 points from Tristan Thompson, but it was Philadelphia that prevailed in a 91-77 final on Sunday at Wells Fargo Center.
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Orlando are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 9-1
After a win are 8-2
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9
A few Heat at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Miami is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 13 games
Miami home to Orlando, Wednesday, April 17
Cleveland at Charlotte, Wednesday, April 17