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NBA Selection – Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Pick

The Cleveland Cavaliers host the Miami Heat in an Eastern Conference match up at 8:00 PM ET at the Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Cavaliers -12
Over/Under Total Line: 194

The Heat beat the New York Knicks 109-95 in their most recent game as a 4.5 point favorite and over bettors were rewarded with an easily 22.5 point cover. The Cavaliers beat the L.A. Lakers 120-105 as a 14 point favorite in their latest with the combined 225 points soaring over the 197.5 point total.

The Cavaliers are the sizzling hot winning 13 of their last 14 games overall and have won 9 straight at home.

In the last six games between these two teams played in Cleveland the total has gone UNDER five times. The underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last eight games between these two teams.

Earlier this season in Miami the Heat beat the Cavaliers 101-91 get the point spread win as a 6-point betting favorite.

LeBron James is averaging 27.6 ppg on 50% shooting in his last 14 games.

The Cavaliers have lost 11 straight to the Heat, however 10 of those losses came when James was with Miami.

This season the Cavaliers are 20-9 at home and the Heat are 13-14 on the road.

SU and ATS Records

Miami Heat: 22-29 SU / 23-26-2 ATS
Cleveland Cavaliers: 32-21 SU / 24-29 ATS

Key Betting Trends

• MIA is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 road games.
• MIA is 8-20-2 ATS in their last 30 games following a S.U. win.
• MIA has an Under record of 14-4 in their last 18 games.
• CLE is 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
• CLE is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games.
• CLE has an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 home games.

Sagarin Power Rankings

Miami Heat: 87.08
Cleveland Cavaliers: 92.23

Player Injuries

[F] 12/15/2014 – Josh McRoberts out for season ( Knee )
(!)[G] 02/10/2015 – Dwyane Wade is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. Cleveland ( Hamstring )
[F] 02/10/2015 – Shawne Williams “?” Wednesday vs. Cleveland ( Hip )

[C] 12/24/2014 – Anderson Varejao out for season ( Achilles )

Free Pick

As we noted in their last game Miami banged up and while we were on the losing end of our betting prediction for the Heat/Knicks game it was against sad sack New York. We’ll take our chances on the rested Cavs who has won by more than 10 points in five straight games.

Take the Cavaliers -12

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