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2021 NBA Handicapping
(14-24) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat (21-18)
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Heat -9.5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 218.5
On Tuesday, March 16th the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat play for the first time this season.
The Heat holds the all-time record between the clubs with 70 wins in 116 meetings. Last season, the teams played four times with Miami taking three of the four contests.
The Cavaliers followed a solid four-game win streak by returning to the losing column and arrive in Miami sporting a three-game losing streak with the most recent match a loss to the Hawks (82-100).
It was the second consecutive game where the Cavs only produced 82 points and a return of their early season offensive struggles.
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Collin Sexton led the scoring with 15 points while Jarrett Allen was a single point short of a double-double (10 rebounds). Darius Garland (11), Cedi Osman (10), and JaVale McGee (10) were the other double-figure scorers.
Andre Drummond is a healthy scratch as the Cavs seek a trade partner.
Kevin Love is the focus of ample trade speculation playing in only his fourth game this season (second consecutive) but shut it down after two minutes saying something didn’t feel right so he decided to come out instead of risking further injury.
Taurean Prince (shoulder) missed eight of the last 10 games and is day-to-day.
Matthew Dellavedova has yet to play this season with a myriad of ailments including a concussion, lower back pain and is currently out recovering from surgery for appendicitis and has no timetable for return.
Not that long ago the Heat were decimated with injuries and missing their leader Jimmy Butler who was out dealing with COVID-19. Miami plummeted to 11th in the Eastern Conference.
Finally, Butler returned, along with several players who returned from injury. The resulting effect is the Heat has won 10 of their last 11 contests and have climbed into the fourth seed.
Their most recent victory was versus Florida rivals the Magic who are mired in their own injury woes.
Butler was magnificent leading the way with 29 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, five steals, and a block.
Tyler Herro produced one of his better efforts since returning from his own injury absence with 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists, a steal, and a block.
Kelly Olynyk and Duncan Robinson scored 18 and 14 points respectively as the only other double-figure contributors.
Bam Adebayo (knee) missed the last four matches but is listed as probable for Tuesday. After missing 28 of the last 31 matches and 18 consecutive games Avery Bradley is nearing a return and is listed as questionable for Tuesday.
Meyers Leonard (shoulder) is out for the season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Heat are 8-2 in the teams last 10 meetings.
- The Heat are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these clubs
- The teams are 6-4 in the over/under in their last 10 meetings.
- The Cavaliers are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games.
- The total has gone under in 5 of the Heat’s last 6 games.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction:
During the losing streak big men have caused issues for the Cavs. Domantas Sabonis (Pacers), Brandon Ingram / Zion Williamson (Pelicans) and John Colins / Danilo Gallinari (Hawks) each delivered strong performances.
With Adebayo expected back and the recent success of Kelly Olynyk that could pose big issues for Cleveland.
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