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NBA Odds: Heat Host Cavaliers

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

The Heat knocked off the Cavaliers 92-85 when the teams last met in January but couldn't manage to win ATS at home. Miami sits at 4-6 SU and 2-7-1 ATS in the 10 most recent contests between the two clubs.

View Cleveland vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Cavaliers before tip-off in this one will find them as 13-point underdogs, while the total sits at 197.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Heat sit at No. 8 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Cavaliers are at No. 24 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Heat will win this game 105-94.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 103.2 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 22 at 96.7 PPG. The Heat field goal percentage has averaged 48.5% so far, more than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.9 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Cleveland was a 91-88 winner in its last match at home against the Mavericks. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 179 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kyrie Irving scored 20 points leading the Cavaliers to a 91-88 victory over Dallas at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday.

Miami was a 95-89 winner in its last match at home against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 184 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Miami got 30 points from LeBron James en route to a 95-89 victory over Toronto on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Cavaliers at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing on the road against Miami
Cleveland is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Miami
Cleveland is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
Cleveland is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Miami is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games at home
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland home to LA Clippers, Wednesday, February 8
Miami at Orlando, Wednesday, February 8

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