Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat 2/22/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat 2/22/2020 – The Miami Heat host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, two teams headed in separate directions. The Heat are well on their way to the NBA playoffs, a reason why NBA basketball lines pick them to prevail. Though Miami is on a two-game losing skid, their performance this season sees them breaking that spell. For the Cavs, it is all about regrouping right now. With the exit of John Beilein, it will be interesting how the players will respond to JB Bickerstaff. The Cavs are out of the playoffs and are merely going through the motions of finishing their campaign.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat 2/22/2020
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat 2/22/2020 Betting Odds
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting
In a period of transition, the Cavaliers could see their current campaign take a turn for the better. Although this may not reward them with an NBA playoff seat, it would be a good sign for the future. So far, they have won back-to-back games and will look to extend that run. Leading the way for Bickerstaff will be Collin Sexton, Kevin Love and new recruit Andre Drummond. Struggling on both ends of the court, the Cavs are hoping to improve with a new coach and a new direction starting now.
Players to watch: C. Sexton PG 54 GP 54 GS 32.2 MIN 19.8 PTS 1 OR 2.2 DR 3.2 REB 2.7 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.2 TO 2.1 PF 1.2 AST/TO 15.96 PER
K. Love PF 46 GP 46 GS 31.3 MIN 17.7 PTS 0.9 OR 8.9 DR 9.8 REB 3 AST 0.6 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 1.6 PF 1.2 AST/TO 18.32 PER
A. Drummond C 2 GP 2 GS 25.5 MIN 16.5 PTS 6 OR 8.5 DR 14.5 REB 2 AST 1 STL 1.5 BLK 4.5 TO 1.5 PF 0.4 AST/TO 23.9 PER
Miami Heat Betting
The Miami Heat are surprisingly on a slump, dropping their last two assignments. That included a shocking loss to the Atlanta Hawks, a cause for concern for head coach Erik Spoelstra. In that match, the Heat led most of the way before crumbling. Jimmy Butler needs to take charge and get some help from guys like Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo. Against Atlanta, Adebayo had a stellar outing with 28 points and 19 rebounds. The Cavs may be out of it the playoff hunt but Miami cannot afford to take them for granted.
Players to Watch: J. Butler SF 46 GP 46 GS 34.4 MIN 20.6 PTS 1.8 OR 5 DR 6.8 REB 6.1 AST 1.8 STL 0.5 BLK 2.3 TO 1.4 PF 2.7 AST/TO 24.06 PER
J. Crowder SF 3 GP 0 GS 30.3 MIN 18 PTS 1 OR 6.3 DR 7.3 REB 1.3 AST 2 STL 0.3 BLK 0.7 TO 2.3 PF 2 AST/TO 26.15 PER
G. Dragic PG 43 GP 1 GS 28.3 MIN 16.1 PTS 0.4 OR 2.5 DR 3 REB 5 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 2.5 TO 1.9 PF 2 AST/TO 16.24 PER
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat 2/22/2020 Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games.
Miami are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Alfonzo McKinnie PF Plantar Fasciitis is “?” Saturday vs Miami
Meyers Leonard C Ankle is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat Betting Picks
On paper, there is no doubt that the Miami Heat are the picks by NBA basketball games online to prevail. However, the Heat are slumping as of late and the Cavs are surprisingly humming. Miami cannot afford lapses even if they are taking on the cellar-dwelling team of the Eastern Conference. After acquiring Drummond plus a new head coach, Cleveland is unpredictable. The Cavs are expected to play out the season and figure out who stays and goes, making them a hard to assess team right now.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Cavaliers for this game is at +700 while the Heat are at -1100 at home.
ATS: +13.5 is given to the Cavaliers across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Heat with -13.5.
TOTALs: 220.5 is the given total for this match with the Cavaliers going over and the Heat the team under.
Score Prediction: 121 – 105 Heat