Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 12/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (13-5) at Miami Heat (11-6)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -2 -- Over/Under: 192 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSOH, SUN
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat square off Saturday night at the American Airlines Arena.
The Cleveland Cavaliers could use a nice road win after splitting their last six games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 96.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.6 points and 6.4 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 19.2 points and 11.6 rebounds. Mo Williams is dishing 4.5 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 10.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming off a Friday loss to the Pelicans in which they shot 43.8 percent from the field and had 14 turnovers. Five of the Cleveland Cavaliers six losses have come on the road.
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The Miami Heat look for another statement victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 92.6 points on 41 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.6 points and 4.3 assists while Chris Bosh is averaging 17.6 points and nine rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing 4.5 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing just 40.6 percent shooting in their last five games and have won seven straight when allowing less than 100 points. The Miami Heat have won 10 of their last 13 home games. Amar'e Stoudemire and Luol Deng are questionable.
The Cavaliers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Heat are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The home team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
We've been fading the Cavs for a while now and it's paid off and then some. With Cleveland playing late last night and having to travel to play a Heat team that plays well at home, I'm fading the Cavs again. Heat win and cover here.