Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2/24/2020 Odds Picks and Prediction
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Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2/24/2020 – The Miami Heat host the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday, hoping to extend its winning run. NBA betting lines see the Heat as favorites to get it second win in a row. Between the two teams, Miami needs the win more. They are currently at fourth spot in the Eastern Conference with Philadelphia not far behind. The Cavs are simply going through the motions of finishing the season as they enter rebuilding mode once more The Heat lead the all-time regular series against the Cavaliers.
Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2/24/2020
Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2/24/2020 Betting Odds
Miami Heat Betting
The Miami Heat have blown hot and cold, losing five of their last six games on the road. That could be a factor when they visit the Cavaliers Monday. Making things harder is that Jimmy Butler will reportedly be not suiting up. This means that coach Erik Spoelstra will need to get great performances from Goran Dragic and Jae Crowder against the Cavs. Improving defensively could also help considering Miami has been atrocious in their road games.
Players to watch: J. Butler SF 47 GP 47 GS 34.4 MIN 20.6 PTS 1.9 OR 5 DR 6.9 REB 6.2 AST 1.8 STL 0.6 BLK 2.3 TO 1.4 PF 2.7 AST/TO 23.9 PER
J. Crowder SF 4 GP 1 GS 28.5 MIN 17 PTS 1 OR 5.5 DR 6.5 REB 1.3 AST 1.5 STL 0.8 BLK 0.5 TO 3.3 PF 2.5 AST/TO 25.06 PER
G. Dragic PG 44 GP 1 GS 28.3 MIN 16.1 PTS 0.5 OR 2.5 DR 3 REB 5 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 2.5 TO 1.8 PF 2 AST/TO 16.32 PER
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting
The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to adjust under the watch of new head coach JB Bickerstaff. Although the morale is up once again, the Cavs still need to play smart basketball. Turnovers have been hurting them, something they cannot afford against the Heat. Their play on both offense and defense leaves a lot to be desired, meaning it will be a long night for the Cavs.
Players to Watch: C. Sexton PG 55 GP 55 GS 32.2 MIN 19.9 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
T. Thompson C 51 GP 48 GS 30.5 MIN 12.1 PTS 4.1 OR 6.2 DR 10.3 REB 2.1 AST 0.6 STL 0.9 BLK 1.9 TO 2.2 PF 1.1 AST/TO 17.1 PER
D. Garland PG 54 GP 54 GS 30.6 MIN 12.3 PTS 0.4 OR 1.4 DR 1.9 REB 3.9 AST 0.7 STL 0 BLK 2.6 TO 1.6 PF 1.5 AST/TO 8.45 PER
Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2/24/2020 Betting Numbers
Miami are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games.
Jimmy Butler SG Personal is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Cleveland
Kevin Love PF Achilles is upgraded to probable Monday vs Miami
Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks
The Miami Heat should pull through even with Butler reportedly questionable to play. They are looking to make it back-to-back wins as they try to distance themselves from the 76ers. A loss could have dire consequences but NBA betting picks them to come out triumphant. The Cavs are trying to stack as many wins as possible, playing for nothing more than pride.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Heat for this game is at -250 while the Cavaliers are at +210 at home.
ATS: -5.5 is given to the Heat across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Cavaliers with +5.5.
TOTALs: 223.5 is the given total for this match with the Heat going over and the Cavaliers the team under.
Score Prediction: 105 – 98 Heat