Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Cavaliers vs Heat Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the Miami Heat on Saturday December 5th at American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Cleveland Cavaliers (13-6) vs. Miami Heat (11-6)
Date: Saturday December 5
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
NBA Betting Odds: Miami Heat -2
NBA Betting Total: OFF
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Lebron James returns to Miami to visit his old pals Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh as the Cavs and Heat do battle on Saturday night.
Miami has dominated the head-to-head series in Miami as they’ve won 9 straight games against the Cavaliers there.
Cleveland is suffering a modest 2 game cold streak as they fell in New Orleans on Friday in overtime 114-108.
Miami comes in hot, winners of 8 of 11, as they knocked off the Thunder on Thursday 97-95.
The Cavaliers can blame Lebron James for some of their 9 game losing streak in Miami.
James had his way against the Cavs as a member of the Miami Heat. The last time the Cavs won in Miami, Lebron was in his first stint as a Cavalier. Back in 2010, the Cavs went into Miami and knocked off the Heat.
Cleveland will look to avoid a 3 game losing streak as they’ve dropped back-to-back games at home against Washington and their most recent defeat on Friday in New Orleans.
Cleveland led for a majority of the first half behind JR Smith’s hot three point shooting, but fell behind by as many as 11 in the 4th quarter. The Cavaliers battled back to grab a 3 point lead, but the Pelicans tied it with 8 seconds left and eventually went onto win in overtime.
F Kevin Love will look for a bounce back performance as he really struggled on Friday. Love has struggled over the past two losses, averaging a mere 11.5 points per game. Through that stretch, he’s shot 8 of 25 overall and missed his 8 three pointers attempted.
The Heat have continued to play some stellar basketball and their most recent win over the Thunder comes as a big proving point for this team.
Miami used 2 Dwayne Wade free throws in the final seconds to secure a 97-95 win. The win gave Miami their 8th win in 11 tries and are proving to have a lot of fight and grit. In the win against Oklahoma City, there were 38 lead changes and 11 ties.
If the Heat can Goran Dragic going, things can even go better for one of the hottest teams in the NBA. Dragic finished with 14 points and 7 assists in the win over Oklahoma City.
However, this season, Dragic has averaged just 10.8 points and 4.5 assists while shooting 27.5 percent from the 3 point arc.
He’ll need to step up against Cleveland as SF Luol Deng is going to miss his 5th straight game with a hamstring injury.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Cavaliers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Cavaliers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Cavaliers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Heat are 16-38-2 ATS in their last 56 games following a ATS win.
- Heat are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Free NBA Prediction:
Miami’s defense is stifling a lot of opponents and leading them to a lot of success. With the Cavaliers being fatigued from a back-to-back, expect the Heat to wear this Cavaliers team down on Saturday.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Miami ATS
Wade and Bosh continue the Heat’s dominance over the Cavaliers in Miami with a home win on Saturday.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Miami 99- Cleveland 94
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