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Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Favorite by -4.5 Against Miami Heat on Saturday

The Miami Heat host Cleveland on Saturday, looking to build on their 39-29 mark against the 49-19 Cavaliers in NBA betting action at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Miami Heat opened as 4.5-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 209 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cavaliers to win this game 107-106. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Heat sit at 39-29 (35-32-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently 49-19 (30-36-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Miami is 28-40 OU and Cleveland is 33-35 OU. This season the Miami Heat are 39-29 overall and 35-32-1 ATS against the number, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are 49-19 and 30-36-2 ATS. As for the totals, Miami is 28-40 on the OU, and Cleveland is 33-35. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Cleveland injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 15 (Miami Heat) and the No. 1 (Cavaliers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Miami's No. 24-ranked offense (98.99 PPG) against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 3 at 97.51 PPG. The Miami Heat have averaged 46.58% from the field per game, more than the Cleveland Cavaliers have managed so far this NBA season (45.85% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points leading the Cavaliers to a 109-103 victory over Orlando at Amway Center on Friday.

Luol Deng scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Heat to victory (they lost 109-106 to Charlotte at AmericanAirlines Arena on Thursday).

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing Miami
  • Miami is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games
  • Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Denver, Monday, March 21st
Miami at New Orleans, Tuesday, March 22nd

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