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miami heat vs cleveland cavaliers prediction 12/08/2023 sport preview

Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction & Betting Tips 12/8/2023

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Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers 12/8/2023:
  • We like the Heat on the moneyline (-105)
  • The Heat are also our pick on the spread at +1
  • Projecting a combined 228 points, we like the over

Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers Preview

Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Cavaliers and Heat. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on BSSU, and it’s hosted by the Heat at Kaseya Center in Miami, FL. Get ready to place your bets!

The Cavaliers are the favored team in this Eastern conference contest against the Heat. The game’s over/under currently sits at 218.5 points. Check out BetCoco for Miami Heat – Cleveland Cavaliers odds

Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last ten head-to-head matchups between then Heat and Cavaliers have gone in favor of the Heat, putting together a record of 6-4. Looking back over the previous three times that the Cavaliers and Heat have faced off, they have combined to average 221 points per game and have an over/under record of 2-1.

  • Although Cleveland has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 4-5-1. The team averaged 111 points per game in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Heat have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 7-2-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 110 points per game in these contests.
  • The last ten games that Miami was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Cavaliers have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 1-1-1.

Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction

Today’s matchup sees the Cavaliers seeking to extend their current two game winning streak, with an overall record standing at 12-9. The Eastern Conference sees the Cavaliers currently at 8th, and in the Central division, they are 3rd.

So far, Cleveland’s ATS record is below .500 at 8-12. This season, Cleveland has a 4-9 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 4-3 when playing as underdogs.

Cleveland have seen over half of their games surpass the over/under lines, resulting in an over/under record of 11-10-0. They have an average over/under line of 222.1 in their games, and their differential vs. the over/under line this season is 0.3.

Cleveland’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 121 points vs. the Magic. Overall, they hit 53.5% of their shots from the field and went 15/20 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Cavaliers was Donovan Mitchell with 35 points, while Darius Garland also chipped in with 26 points.

Coming into the game, the Cavaliers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 33.3% of their games. Currently, they are 8th in the NBA at 111.1 points per game allowed.

In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Cavaliers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 51.3% while allowing 35.7% from downtown.

Looking at the Heat’s previous ten games, they are 5-5 and face the Cavaliers with an overall mark of 12-9. The team is currently 7th in the Eastern Conference, and they are also 2nd in the Southeast division.

Miami possesses a .500 ATS record for the season, sitting at 10-10 ATS. During this season, Miami has a 5-6 record against the spread as favorites and 5-4 as underdogs.

In terms of their over/under record, the Heat are 10-11-0 so far this season. Their games feature an average over/under line of 220.8, and they hold a 3.8 differential compared to the over/under line this season.

The Heat’s offense finished with 112 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 113 points per contest. In terms of three-point shooting, the Heat offense has been good from outside, hitting 38% of their three-pointers on an average of 32.5 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.

So far, the Heat’s defense is ranked 11th in the league at 111.6 points per contest.

Opponents are hitting 55.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.0% of their three-point attempts.

Despite being 1 point underdogs, we predict the Heat to come out on top with a final score of 117-111.

Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Tips

  • We like the Heat on the moneyline (-105)
  • The Heat are also our pick on the spread at +1
  • Projecting a combined 228 points, we like the over

Miami Heat Injury Report

  • Bam Adebayo – Hip – Out
  • Duncan Robinson – Groin – Probable
  • Haywood Highsmith – Back – Out
  • Tyler Herro – Ankle – Out
  • Dru Smith – Knee – Out

Cleveland Cavaliers Injury Report

  • Ricky Rubio – Personal – Out
  • Caris LeVert – Knee – Out
  • Ty Jerome – Ankle – Out
  • Evan Mobley – Knee – Questionable

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