Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat - 2/24/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Miami Heat (36-20) at Cleveland Cavaliers (15-41)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +5.5 -- Over/Under:
TV: FSOH, SUN
The Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Monday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The Miami Heat need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Miami Heat are averaging 112.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.6 points and 6.9 rebounds while Jae Crowder is averaging 17 points and 1.3 assists. Goran Dragic is the third double-digit scorer and Bam Adebayo is grabbing 10.6 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost five of their last six road games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 106.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 115 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Colin Sexton is averaging 19.9 points and 2.7 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.5 points and 9.6 rebounds. Andre Drummond is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Garland is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Heat are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 16-5-1 in the last 22 meetings in Cleveland. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Miami Heat just beat the Cavs on Saturday, scoring 124 points and they've won the last two meetings against them by a combined 43 points. The Cleveland Cavaliers are losing their last five games by an average of 7.8 points, they're not playing a lick of defense and they're a brutal 10-18-1 against the spread at home. Even without Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat should have a serious edge and get another big victory over a Cavs team going nowhere fast.