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Cavaliers vs. Heat NBA Betting

LeBron James will go up against his old team on Tuesday night as the Miami Heat host the Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA betting action.

The Cavaliers took the most recent meeting between these teams, winning 102-90 at home as a 13.5-point underdog last March. The Heat, though, are 3-2 SU and 2-3 ATS in the last five matchups.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Heat - Cavaliers odds would favor the Heat if the lines were set according to power ranks. Miami is rated No. 3 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Cavaliers sit at No. 26. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 107-95 win for the Heat.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 105.4 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 25 at 99 PPG. The Heat field goal percentage has averaged 48.8% so far, more than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 97.9 points per game when on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in home scoring.

The Cavaliers were a 121-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (215) made winners of OVER bettors. Cleveland was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Atlanta and falling 121-94 at Philips Arena.

In their last action, Miami was a 91-82 loser at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (173) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. LeBron James poured in 28 points and chipped in with 13 rebounds in a losing cause for Miami on Sunday, as the Bucks rolled to a 91-82 victory over Miami at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cavaliers at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Miami is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home
Miami is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Miami's last 17 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland home to New York, Wednesday, January 25
Miami at Detroit, Wednesday, January 25

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