Cavs vs. Heat Prediction & Odds
The Cavs and Heat square off in Miami at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday and given Cleveland’s struggles at the betting window in previous meetings between these two teams, is the home side the smart ATS play?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
551 Cleveland Cavs (-1) at 552 Miami Heat (+1); o/u 212.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, March 8, 2023
FTX Arena, Miami, FL
Cavs vs. Heat Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 60% of public bettors are currently backing the Cavs when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Cleveland Cavs DFS Spin
Donovan Mitchell played 47 minutes in Monday's 118-114 overtime win over the Celtics, scoring 40 points (14-of-34 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs) with 11 rebounds, four assists, one block, and four 3-pointers. Mitchell was a game-time decision for Monday's game due to a sprained finger on his left hand but was ultimately cleared after going through his pregame routine without any issues. He didn't shoot the ball as well as he may have liked, but Spida still came through with his eighth game of 40 points or more this season. Mitchell has been a top-10 player in 9-cat formats over the last three weeks and is closing in on 1st-round value for the season as a whole. Caris LeVert, who would have started if Mitchell were ruled out, played 32 minutes off the bench and finished with seven points, seven rebounds, four assists, two steals, three blocks, and one 3-pointer.
Miami Heat DFS Spin
Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 26 points (8-for-14 FGs, 10-for-12 FTs), nine rebounds and nine assists in a 130-128 win over Atlanta on Monday. Butler wasn't aggressive with his shot in Saturday's matchup with Atlanta, as he only scored 15 points on eight shot attempts. However, it was enough for the Heat to get the win. They needed the dominant Jimmy Butler on Monday, and that's what they got as he nearly recorded a triple-double. The Heat stay at home for two games against Cleveland on Wednesday and Friday. Butler will look to maintain all-around production to help the Heat make up ground in the East.
Cavs vs. Heat NBA Betting Trends
Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings
Over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Miami
Over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 road games
Under is 15-5 in Heat last 20 games following a straight up win
Cavs vs. Heat NBA Prediction:
The Cavs are just 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 games in Miami and are 5-13 against the number in their last 18 games versus the Heat overall. They’re also just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game and are 1-5 ATS in their last six games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous contest. The Heat, meanwhile, have covered in five of their last six games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous contest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT +1