Heat vs. Cavs Prediction

Are the Heat a good underdog play for bettors vs. Cavs? NBA Picks 3/6/17

Are the Heat a good underdog bet tonight when they visit the Cavs at 7:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Cavs are now 8.5-point home favorites versus the Heat after opening as a 9-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 217 before being bet down to 215.

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Miami enters play with a 6-4 record over its last 10 games, both on the hardwood and at the betting window. The Heat are also 36-26 against the spread on the season, which includes a winning ATS mark on the road at 19-14.

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Cleveland has also won six of its last 10 games but has split at the betting window over that stretch. The Cavs are just 28-31 against the number on the season, but they're 16-14 against the spread at home this year.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Heat have been a great play for bettors of late, as they've covered in seven of their last 10 road games. They're also 19-7-1 against the number in their last 27 games overall, are 12-3-1 at the betting window in their last 16 conference games, and are a perfect 7-0 against the number in their last seven games when playing a team with a winning record. The Cavs, meanwhile, are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall and are just 5-14-2 against the number in their last 21 games when coming off a loss of more than 10 points.

MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT +8.5

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