Miami Heat (28-23) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (31-21)
January 31, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -5; Over/Under: +213
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The Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Miami Heat Betting Preview
The Miami Heat are averaging 108.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.9 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 21.4 points and 10 rebounds. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Max Strus is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview
The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 111.5 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 27.9 points and 4.8 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 21.9 points and 2.9 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 9.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.
Heat vs Cavaliers Trends
The Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cavaliers are 19-8-1 ATS in their last 28 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 4-1 in Heat last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Cavaliers last 5 overall. The Heat are 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Cleveland Cavaliers are starting to roll again, and they’re deadly at home, where they win by an average of 8.3 points and shoot 49.4 percent from the field. You never know which Miami Heat team is going to show up, and there’s a chance they could be without Jimmy and Gabe. This has been a mini rivalry over the years, and expect the Cavs to play to the crowd. I’ll lay the chalk.