Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/16/21

Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/16/21 Photo by David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers (14-24) at Miami Heat (21-18)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 8:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)

The Line: Miami Heat -10.5 -- Over/Under: 213.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat meet Tuesday in NBA action at the AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.4 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 23.7 points and 2.6 rebounds while Darius Garland is averaging 15.9 points and 5.9 assists. Jarrett Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 39.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.

The Miami Heat look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 106.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.4 points and eight assists while Bam Adebayo is averaging 19.2 points and 9.5 rebounds. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Goran Dragic is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.

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The Cavaliers are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games and 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Heat are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 8-2 in Cavaliers last 10 overall. The under is 5-1 in Heat last 6 overall. The Cavaliers are 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Miami and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been a tough sell most of the season, but they did beat the Heat back in late February and have shown signs of life lately. The Miami Heat are playing their best ball of the season, but they also continue to play down to their competition and need Jimmy Butler to bail them out time and time again. The Heat are also 2-5 against the spread when favored by 7.5 or more points. The Heat rarely blown teams off the floor. Give me the Cavs and the free buckets. 

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Randy’s Pick Cleveland Cavaliers +10.5

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