Cavaliers vs. Heat Odds & Picks: Back the Cavs in Miami Again

Betsperts analyst Jennifer Eakins gives her take on the Cavaliers vs. Heat on Friday, March 10, 2023.

After playing just two days ago at Miami Dade Arena, the Cavaliers and Heat meet there again on Friday night with tip-off set for 8:10 PM ET. The Cavs took the first of this series 104-100 and enter this contest on a three-game win streak, while Miami has lost three of their last five. Let’s take a look at tonight’s matchup.

Cavaliers vs. Heat Betting Odds

Cavaliers Heat
Spread -1.5 +1.5
Moneyline -120 +100
Over/Under 215

*Lines accurate at time of publication

Cavaliers vs. Heat Best Bets

Cavaliers -1.5 (-110 DraftKings)

Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road tilts. On the season, the Cavs are scoring 3.6 more points per game than their opponent and have won their last four contests by an average of 14.25 points. It’s certainly not a given to beat the same team twice in a few days but the Cavs are playing better, more constant basketball while Miami is tough to trust.

Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)

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Cavaliers vs. Heat Game Total Under 215 (-110 DraftKings)

This line has moved from 213 several times since yesterday and is now a tad high for me. Head to head, the Under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between the two franchises and the Under is 5-2 in the last seven games for Miami. Defensively, these two teams allow the fewest points per game in the NBA, with the Cavs surrendering just 106.5 and the Heat 109.1. During their last three times on the court, Cleveland has yielded just 101.3 to enemies, while Miami has allowed an average of 113.7.

The game total was 204 just two nights ago and I foresee another low-scoring affair on Friday.

Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)

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