LeBron and Heat on floor in Cleveland
The Miami Heat have won nine games in a row SU against the Cleveland Cavaliers as LeBron James and company tip off against his old team in NBA betting action on Tuesday night.
The Heat and Cavaliers last met on December 14, with Miami winning 114-107 but failing to cover the 12.5-point spread at home on the NBA odds. The Heat are just 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games against the Cavaliers dating back to 2011.
The Cavaliers sport a record of 26-41 and 30-37 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Heat sit at 45-19 and 31-32-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 29-37-1 for the Cavaliers and 36-28 for the Heat. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
It's a betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Cavaliers and the No. 18-ranked Heat, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 98-89 result in favor of the Heat.
In their last action, Miami was a 113-104 winner at home against the Rockets. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (217) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Ray Allen scored 25 points for Miami on Sunday, leading the Heat to a 113-104 victory over Houston at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Cleveland was a 102-80 loser in its last match on the road against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 182 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland was crushed on Sunday, getting run out of the gym by Los Angeles and falling 102-80 at STAPLES Center.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 96.99 PPG, against a Heat defense that ranks No. 7 at 98.69 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 42.73% so far, less than the Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 50.75% per game.
A few Heat at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Miami is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Miami is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
Miami is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games
Cleveland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cleveland's last 15 games
Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Miami at Boston, Wednesday, March 19th
Cleveland home to Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 20th