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Miami HeatCleveland Cavaliers
11-3November 27, 2013, 07:30 | Quicken Loans Arena4-10



A key NBA battle sees the visiting Heat travelling to Cleveland Wednesday to face the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

The Cavaliers sit at 4-10 (3-11 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Heat are currently 11-3 (7-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Cleveland is 6-8 OU, and Miami is 8-6 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Cavaliers in this one found them as 7.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 196.5 at Bovada.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cavaliers at No. 29 and the Heat at No. 4 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 101-84 result in favor of the Heat.

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Miami won its last outing, a 107-92 result against the Suns on November 25. The Heat covered in that game as a 12.5-point favorite, while the 199 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Miami got 35 points from LeBron James en route to a 107-92 victory over Phoenix on Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Cavaliers were a 126-96 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (222) made winners of OVER bettors. The Cavaliers were blown out by San Antonio on Saturday, losing by a 126-96 final at AT&T Center in basketball betting action.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 20-rated squad against Miami's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 21 in the league with 6.86 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 9 per outing.

Next up:
Miami at Toronto, Friday, November 29th
Cleveland at Boston, Friday, November 29th

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