Heat vs Cavaliers Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/10/23
Cleveland Cavaliers (42-26) vs. Miami Heat (35-32)
March 10, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Heat +1.5; Over/Under: +213.5
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat meet Friday in NBA action at the Miami-Dade Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 111.9 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 27.4 points and 4.7 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 22 points and 2.7 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat are averaging 108.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.1 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.1 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 21.2 points and 9.5 rebounds. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Heat are 10-26-1 ATS in their last 37 home games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Cavaliers last 5 road games. The under is 5-2 in Heat last 7 overall. The Cavaliers are 3-13 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Miami and 6-13 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
It’s not easy to beat the same team twice in three days, and the Cavs spending more time in Miami could impact certain players. However, the Cavs have been comfortably the better team this season and the Heat are an inconsistent bunch that I don’t trust at all. The Heat have underachieved all season, and I’m just not eager to back them against good teams. Give me the Cavs… Again.