Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat - 11/28/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (10-9) at Cleveland Cavaliers (13-7)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -3 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, SUN, FSOH
The Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Miami Heat look for a statement victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Miami Heat are averaging 100.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 19.2 points and 4.6 assists while Dion Waiters is averaging 15.4 points and 3.4 assists. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and James Johnson is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won five of their last six road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look for another victory to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 110.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 28.5 points and 8.6 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.9 points and 10.4 rebounds. Kyle Korver is the third double-digit scorer and Dwyane Wade is dishing 3.9 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won four straight home games.
The Heat are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Central, 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 road games. The Cavaliers are 6-21-2 ATS in their last 29 home games, 8-18 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Heat are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Cleveland, the home team is 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the under is 12-4-1 in the last 17 meetings in Cleveland.
The Cavs are winning games, but I'm still not sold on this team, as they're still old, struggle defensively and play lackluster most of the time. The Miami Heat are starting to play like last years second half Heat, and it starts with elite defense. The Cavs are on the end of a back to back, which is never easy for older teams, and the Heat are always motivated to play Cleveland, which will be at an even higher level with Wade now on the team. The Heat already snapped the Celtics winning streak, and with them being rested, they have an advantage here. Not to mention the Heat have covered 20 of their last 28 on the road. I'll take the free bucket.