The Miami Heat face a very tricky Cleveland Cavaliers team on Wednesday. It’s one of their best in a few years, based on their record up until this point in the year, but still has one wondering if they are actually good.
Nonetheless, the Miami Heat will find out how good they actually are and their 11-10 record, currently good enough for seventh in the conference (five-way tie between them, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Boston), says that they can beat the Heat if Miami doesn’t play to their potential.
That’s not something to be anticipated though and especially if the Miami Heat can get some of their firepower back on the floor. Missing Jimmy Butler in their last game and Tyler Herro over their last two, either of them would be enough to help land the Heat a win over Cleveland.
If they get both back on Wednesday, a win should be a lock. With that though, here are some of the wagering ins and outs of the contest.
Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Odds, Analysis, & Predictions
Moneyline: MIA -320 CLE +260
Spread: MIA -7.5
The Miami Heat will welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers into FTX Arena on Wednesday. Are there any good wagers to make in the game?
Strangely enough, the lines here aren’t that much different than the lines were for the Denver game. Perhaps those were with the mindset that the Miami Heat would have Jimmy Butler, who finished the Bulls game after the tailbone injury that forced him out of Monday’s loss.
You could also think about the fact that Nikola Jokic was a near-game decision as well, perhaps adding some more trickery into the lines. Either way, it’s peculiar that they are this similar.
That speaks to the notion of how good this Cavaliers team really is or isn’t. In any event, here are the plays to look to make.
As always, you look for value in the Moneyline and here, there isn’t much. Laying $3.20 to earn one dollar is risky.
The Heat should win, so there’s that guarantee, sort of. But still—it’s rather risky.
The Spread here is a tricky play too. That’s because you don’t know who’s going for Miami and then again, how good is this Cleveland team?
Stay away from that one. The Total is where you play here.
The Miami Heat scored 100 or more in all but two of their 15 games during the month of November. On the season, over half their games have gone over.
The Cavaliers average about 103 per game, themselves, and though the Miami Heat will look to keep them under 100, it’s still a pretty good play.’
If you must make a play, the Total is it. As always, choose smartly and wager wisely!