Cleveland at Miami Pro Hoops Lines

Betting on Cleveland at Miami Pro Hoops Lines

Written by on March 18, 2016

On Saturday night, the Miami Heat host the Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA online betting action. The Heat (39-29) are in second place in the Southeast Division and are coming off a 109-106 home loss to Charlotte on Thursday night. The Cavaliers (48-19) are in first place in the Central Division and just knocked off the Dallas Mavericks, 99-98, on Wednesday night. The Cavs play in Orlando on Friday night before heading to Miami.

Betting on Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat Pro Hoops Lines

When: Saturday, March 19, 2016, 7:30 PM ETWhere: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FLTV: SUN, FSOHRadio: 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio / Miami Heat Radio NetworkLive Stream: NBA-Stream.comNBA Odds: TBA

Why should you bet on the Cavaliers?

In the Cavs’ win against Dallas, coach Tyronn Lue decided to rest LeBron James instead of having him play, given the team’s busy stretch over the weekend. Even without LeBron, though, the Cavaliers have plenty of clutch players, as Kyrie Irving dropped 33 points on the Mavericks and swiped the ball from Dirk Nowitzki in the waning seconds to snuff a furious rally in the fourth quarter. Playing in Miami in the second game of a back-to-back could tire the Cavs — they lost the second half of a back-to-back in Utah earlier this week — but they have the talent to put a wealth of options on the floor in Miami.

Why should you put your money on Miami?

There is always plenty of motivation for the Heat when the Cavaliers come to town. After all, the player who put the Heat in the media spotlight for his years in town — King James — is coming back, and the team he left behind has become a contender in their own right. The Heat blew a 15-point lead in the second period to let the Hornets come back and take a win in their arena, which should give the Heat an even bigger chip on their shoulder. If Hassan Whiteside can take command of the inside, which he has been doing regularly in the past few months, the Cavs could have real problems on both ends of the floor.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Heat to get back in the win column and beat the Cavaliers. I’m picking Miami to win, 104-99.