Miami Heat (22-24) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (9-40)Date : 01/25/2019
Time : 7:30 PM ET
Location : Quicken Loans Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavaliers will welcome the Heat to Quicken Loans Arena as they are currently on a five-game losing streak while the Heat lost to the Clippers in their last game. Game tips off at 7:30 PM ET.
Miami Heat 's Latest Performance :
The Heat will look to bounce back after losing out to the Clippers at home in their last game. The Heat must do a better job of closing out games after a fantastic start to the game. They were able to score 18 points in the 3rd quarter. Hassan Whiteside led the Heat with 22 points and 16 rebounds but went 2 of 5 from the free-throw line in Miami. As a team, the Heat shot just 13 of 21 from the free throw line. The Heat are currently on a two-game losing streak and are currently two games ahead of the Pistons sitting in the eighth spot. The Heat is still without Goran Dragic who is scheduled to be back sometime during February. Tyler Johnson moved into the starting five on Wednesday scoring 15 points and will get the start against the Cavs. Coach Spo is experimenting with different lineups at the moment because of the number of injuries the Heat are dealing with this season. Playing against the Cavs will be a good time to test things out.
Cleveland Cavaliers's Latest Performance :
The Cavs had no answer for the Celtics in their last game as they suffered another blowout. This is expected coming into the season no one expected them to be great. They have the worst record in the East and are currently on a five-game losing streak they have the best odds to land the top draft pick so you can say everything is going according to the Cavs plan. The Celtics were without Kyrie and Horford the Cavs still couldn’t pull off the upset. It is all about developing players for the Cavs at this point of the season. Cedi Osman was the bright spot on the Cavs squad as he scored a career-high 25 points on 8-for-11 shooting from the floor. It is great to see Cedi develop as he is starting to show signs what he is capable of doing it will be very interesting to see how he develops in the future. Ante Zizic put up another strong game in a start with 19 points, eight rebounds he is taking advantage of his opportunity with Thompson being out with a foot injury. He is averaging 16 points and eight boards. He will get to go up against Whiteside in his next game.
How Miami Heat & Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Cavaliers are 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 games playing on 1 days rest.
Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Against The Spread Selection: Miami Heat
My reason for the pick :
The Heat will hand the Cavs their 6th loss in a row. Richardson should have a nice scoring game against the Cavs. The Heat will have to play at their best and win as many games as they can closing out January on a positive note if they want to keep their playoffs chances alive. Whiteside will get the better of Zizic as he starting to produce numbers that we know he is capable of doing. He will have to do his best get his points against inexperienced centers. For the Cavs, I expect players to be moved at the trade deadline so they can focus on a full rebuild.
Betting trends for Miami Heat :
- Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
Betting trends for Cleveland Cavaliers:
- Cavaliers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games.