Heat vs. Cavaliers - 3/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-19) at Miami Heat (39-29)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat +2.5 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, SUN
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat meet Saturday night at the American Airlines Arena.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 97.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.9 points and 7.4 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 19.9 points and 4.5 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.1 rebounds and J.R. Smith is dishing 1.5 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 15 road games.
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The Miami Heat look for another win after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 99 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 97.9 points on 44 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 19 points and 4.7 assists while Joe Johnson is averaging 15.5 points and three rebounds. Goran Dragic is dishing 5.8 assists and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won six of their last eight home games.
The Cavaliers are 4-10-2 ATS in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Heat are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Cavs continue to be a hit or miss, and I'm not sure you want to back them on the end of a back to back on the road. Meanwhile, the Heat have been consistent since getting Johnson, and they've won sixof eight at home. I'll take the home team and the free bucket.