Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Betting Online Analysis
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
With a total of 8 different matchups to choose from this NBA betting online evening, sportsbook players will have no problem finding the perfect match to wager on. One particular pairing worth looking at is Wednesday night’s Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup. Both the Heat and the Cavs are having successful seasons, with Miami currently trying to dethrone the Cavs from the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference. Let’s take a gander at what the 4 team parlay odds are predicting for this evening’s contest.
Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – Wednesday, January 31st
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Cavalier
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NBA League Pass
NBA Betting Online Odds:
Miami Heat +5 ½ (-110) 219 ½ (-110) +195
Cleveland Cavaliers -5 ½ (-110) 219 ½ (-110) -200
The Heat slide into this Eastern Conference matchup flashing a 29-21 record that ranks them as the best team in the Southeast Division. Additionally, the Heat currently rank 4th in the East, ½ a game behind the 3rd place Cavs. Miami is also 6 games behind from the conference leading Boston Celtics. Coming off a season in which they failed to make the playoffs, there’s no question that Heat fans are thrilled to see their club contending for a top spot in the conference. All in all, it’s not surprising to see the Heat pegged as the underdog, since they’re 2-2 in their last 4 games. Nevertheless, Miami enters this evening’s contest with a bit of momentum, riding a 2 game win streak. Is that slight win streak enough to convince bettors to take the NBA betting online underdog in this evening’s Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup?
Accounting for the Heat’s 97-108 loss to Cleveland earlier this season, there’s not much reason to back Miami this evening. The odds aren’t that great and Miami will unfortunately be on the road. And since the Cavs are 18-6 at home this season, it’s clear that they have the upper hand. However, you should definitely take Miami on the spread this evening, since they have a 23-24-3 record ATS. That might not be that impressive, but it blows the Cavs’ 14-34-1 ATS record out of the water – unquestionably.
The Cavs enter this evening’s contest flashing a 29-20 record that ranks Cleveland 1st in the Central Division but 3rd in the Eastern Conference. Generally speaking, most NBA sportsbook players always think of the Cavs as a lock-in to represent the East in the championship series. However, the East is giving birth to several eye-raising contenders this season, like Boston and Toronto. There’s no question that Cleveland will make the postseason, but people are starting to doubt whether the Cavs will be able to go all the way. NBA betting pundits are still sticking behind them, but some are withholding reservations. As for tonight’s matchup, how well do the Cavs matchup against the Heat?
All things considered, the Cavs should be able to defend the home court this evening. Cleveland enters with the better offense, since they’re ranked 5th in the league with an average of 110.0 earned per game. For comparison, the Heat are 28th in scoring, since they’re struggling to deliver 100.4 each outing. On the other hand, Miami has a slight advantage defensively. At the present time, the Heat are giving up 101.1 points per game – the NBA’s 3rd best average. Unsurprisingly, Cleveland cannot compete with that impressive ranking, as they wield the 26th worst defense in the league.