On Tuesday night, when they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Miami Heat will play the second of a four-game road trip. The Heat were defeated by the Charlotte Hornets 122-117 in the opening game of Miami’s road trip, which did not go as planned. The Heat had won four out of their previous five games and had continued to play solid basketball recently.
Cleveland, on the other hand, has been all over the place in January. Since January 4th, the Cavaliers have not won two straight games, and their total record this month is 8-7. In this game, Miami and Cleveland will both try to play with more consistency, but injuries to key players on both teams could complicate matters.
The Cavaliers have covered the spread in more than two-thirds of their home games this season, and Cleveland has the superior offense in this battle. Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland, two explosive guards who lead the Cavaliers, average 27.9 points per game on 62.0% true shooting. With Garland’s 21.9 points and 8.2 assists per game, the Cavaliers rank among the top 10 NBA teams in terms of points scored per possession.Let’s check the latest picks, NBA news, stats and NBA expert picks for Heat vs Cavaliers. We’ve plenty of NBA predictions for you to consider.
Meanwhile, the Heat is facing some serious issues, especially around their play speed. The Heat only produce 97.18 offensive possessions per game this season, placing them 28th in pace.
Even if game pace doesn’t always matter much, Miami’s poor shooting and the Heat’s tendency to limit their own scoring opportunities make for a poor offensive performance. If Miami wants to be competitive in this game, it will need to work on its offensive end of the floor.
That said, the Heat does have some sort of balance to its offense. Three Heat players average at least 20 points per game, with Bam Adebayo leading the way with an average of 21.4 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 54% field goal shooting. Only 13.5 turnovers are made per game by Miami, who also have the third-highest free throw accuracy rate in the NBA (82.5%).
Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers Game Information
- Date: 01/31/2023
- Time: 07:10 PM ET
- Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH.
- How to Watch Heat vs Cavaliers: Bally Sports OH
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Heat vs Cavaliers Betting Lines
Heat are +175 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $175. On the other side, Cavaliers are -210 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $48.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Heat at a 36.36% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Cavaliers have 67.74% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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