Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/27/13
Miami Heat (11-3) at Cleveland Cavaliers (4-10)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +7.5 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat head to Cleveland on Wednesday to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are sitting at 4-10 this season, and have had trouble getting things going this season. The Cavs have one of the better offensive weapons in the game in Irving, but still the Cavs are only averaging 93.2 points per game, ranking the Cavs 24th in the league in scoring offense. Cleveland’s defense isn’t much stronger either, allowing more than 101.6 per game. Coming into Wednesday’s game, the Cavs have dropped three straight with losses at home to the Wizards, and then back to back road losses to the Pelicans and the Spurs.
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The Miami Heat started off sluggish, but since then the Heat have turned it on, and now the Heat are 11-3 on the year. Two of the three losses for the Heat have come on the rod however, as Miami is 3-2 on the road. The Heat have won seven in a row heading into this meeting with the Cavs, with their last game against the Suns on Monday, defeating the Suns 107-92. The Heat are once again one of the dominant teams in the league, and just like the past two seasons, the Heat look to be in the hunt all the way through the playoffs.
The Miami Heat, being such a popular team, aren’t always a strong play, which is evident by their 7-7 record against the spread this season. Miami is also just 3-2 against the spread in road games this year.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are just 3-11 against the spread this season, and when the Cavs are listed as the underdog, Cleveland is 3-4 against the spread. When the Cavs are playing at home, Cleveland is just 1-4 against the spread.
I’m going to take the Cavs here. Cleveland always seems to play LeBron tough (I wonder why) and with Cleveland being plenty rested and having time to prepare, look for the Cavs to give the Heat a run for their money here on Wednesday.