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(29-21) Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (29-20)
Date: Wednesday January 31
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -3
NBA Betting Total: 213
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Wednesday January 31, finds the Miami Heat arriving at Quicken Loans Arena to take on their hosts the Cleveland Cavaliers. In their last game the Heat won in Dallas and are on a mini two game win streak. Alternatively, the Cavaliers played the Pistons on Tuesday and lost much more than the game.
Last season, the Heat took three of the four head to head meetings between the squads, but the Cavaliers have won the only meeting this season. The Heat holds the all-time record having bested the Cavaliers 62 of of their 106 matches.
Four players scored in double digits in the victory in Dallas. Leading the way was Hassan Whiteside with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Josh Richardson produced 14 points. 3 assists and 3 rebounds while his backcourt partner Goran Dragic scored 13, dished 4 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Kelly Olynyk provided the reserve production with 12 points and 4 rebounds.
As the Cavaliers were playing Tuesday the Heat trailed them by a single game in the standings. It seems unlikely the Cavaliers will lose to the Pistons though since Blake Griffin isn’t playing. In fact none of the newly acquired Pistons (Willie Reed, Bryce Johnson) were expected to play, so the Cavs will likely build their edge another half game over the Heat.
With news John Wall will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and miss between six weeks and two months his position is up for grabs in the All-Star Game. Given the Miami Heat sit in the fourth seed it’s a good bet one of the guards from the squad will replace him.
Dion Waiters (ankle), Okaro White (foot) and Rodney McGruder (leg) are all out for this game.
In what may one day be a trivia question Cleveland had the distinct advantage of playing Detroit the game immediately prior to the Blake Griffin trade as well as the first game afterward.
Blake Griffin technically was available to play, but all three new Pistons need to complete the physical prior of any of them suiting up.
Despite playing in a back to back the odds favored Cleveland because of the depleted Pistons squad. By night’s end however, the Cavaliers lost the game and more importantly the services of Kevin Love for the next 6 to 8 weeks with a broken hand.
Dwyane Wade missed time recently for personal reasons, but returned for this match.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Heat are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- Under is 26-12 in Heat last 38 road games.
- Cavaliers are 16-36-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall.
- Cavaliers are 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 home games.
- Home team is 11-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
Free Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
UPDATED: Simply too many things are working against the Cavaliers in this contest to stick with them. Yet the combination of the oldest NBA team playing on consecutive nights, an aggressive, physical rested Heat squad and the loss of Kevin Love all add up to Miami covering.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Heat +3
Don’t expect the Heat to feel sorry for the Cavaliers, but do expect Isaiah Thomas to get a lesson on what playing without Love is going to feel like.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Heat 107 – Cavaliers 100
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