Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers: odds, keys, and predictions

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland (10) drives past Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry (7) :(Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports)
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland (10) drives past Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry (7) :(Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat are still on the road as part of a four-game road stretch, as they head to Cleveland to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday. The Heat suffered a tough one-point defeat to the Washington Wizards in overtime, 107-106, in their last matchup and are looking to take down one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference and the entire league so far this season.

Players To Watch

  • Kyle LowryKyle Lowry, who had a triple-double against the Wizards (24 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds), is looking to lead this Miami Heat team from the guard position and proved that he is still one of the leaders they need in tough situations. His ability to find the open man, rebound the basketball from his position, and his ability to shoot from anywhere on the court make him a threat for the opponent to stop him.
  • Max Strus Max Strus, who had 22 points against the Wizards, has really stepped up for the Miami Heat this year and should b looking to keep going. He will look to knock down the three-point shot, attack the basket, and create opportunities for his teammates on both ends of the court.

The Miami Heat need a win and what better time for one than against one of the hottest teams in the league right now? They’ll see if they can do just that.

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Keys To The Game

  1. Hold The Lead– The Miami Heat had a 15-point lead over the Wizards in their game on Friday before losing in overtime by one point. The Heat will need to gain the lead and hold it for the entire game, without letting the Cavaliers have a chance of fighting back.
  2. Limit Turnovers– The Miami Heat had 10 turnovers against the Wizards and though they’ve shown much worse, at times, this season, they still can be better. The Miami Heat need to limit turnovers, not force the ball in tough situations, and force the Cavaliers to make mistakes as well.

Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Predictions

Moneyline: MIA +370  CLE -460

Spread: MIA +9.5

Total: 213

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The Miami Heat need to get this win against the Cleveland Cavaliers to make a statement that they can come back and be a threat in the Eastern Conference and to the NBA. Miami will win this game against the Cavaliers, 110-107.

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