Cavaliers vs. Heat Prediction

Cavaliers vs. Heat 3/19/16 NBA Picks & Predictions

In what should be a defensive struggle throughout, the Heat will host the Cavaliers tonight at 7:30PM ET.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Miami is a 2.5-point underdog versus Cleveland for tonight's game while the total currently sits at 209 after the number opened at 210.

Bet Tonight's Cavs vs. Heat Game

The Cavs are 8-2 over their last 10 games but are just 5-5 against the spread during that stretch, while the Heat are 7-3 over their last 10 contests and are also 5-5 against the number. Cleveland is also 14-17 against the spread on the road this season while Miami is 17-17 against the number at home.

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The Cavs have played outstanding defense over their last four games, holding three of their four opponents to 98 points or less. In their last game, a win over the Magic, they allowed Victor Oladipo to score 45 points but still held Orlando to just 103 points. The under is 9-4 in Cleveland's last 13 games when playing on no rest and is 5-2 in the team's last seven games versus an opponent with a winning record.

Both of these teams are in the top 8 in terms of defensive efficiency, as Miami ranks sixth with a 101.0 mark and Cleveland is 8th with a 101.7 rating.

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