Cavaliers vs Heat Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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Two of the top defensive teams in the league meet when the Cleveland Cavaliers (31-21) take the court as four-point favorites versus the Miami Heat (28-23) on January 31, 2023 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. A 210.5-point over/under is installed for the matchup.

How to bet Cavaliers vs. Heat

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with oddsmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -176 odds to pick up the win, while the Heat are listed at +148 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 210.5 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Heat Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSOH
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Cavaliers vs. Heat Betting Trends

The Cavaliers have 27 wins against the spread in 52 games this year. Cleveland has come away with 28 wins in the 41 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Cavaliers games this year have gone over the total in 24 out of 51 opportunities (47.1%).

Against the spread, the Heat are 19-29-3 this season. Miami has been the underdog on the moneyline 14 total times this season. Miami has finished 4-10 in those games. Heat games this season have gone over the point total 22 times in 51 opportunities (43.1%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Cavaliers

Cavaliers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Donovan Mitchell 42 27.9 3.9 4.8 1.5 0.4 3.7
Darius Garland 43 21.9 2.9 8.2 1.3 0.1 2.5
Evan Mobley 50 15.2 8.9 2.7 0.7 1.3 0.2
Jarrett Allen 45 14 9.6 1.7 0.8 1.2 0
Caris LeVert 48 12.4 3.9 3.8 0.8 0.2 1.7

Heat

Heat Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jimmy Butler 36 21.9 6.1 4.9 2.1 0.3 0.6
Bam Adebayo 46 21.4 10 3.2 1.2 0.8 0
Tyler Herro 39 20.3 5.8 4.4 0.9 0.3 3
Max Strus 49 12.7 3.7 2.2 0.7 0.2 2.6
Kyle Lowry 42 12.4 4.4 5.4 1.1 0.4 2.1
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Cavaliers: Kevin Love: Probable (Back), Dylan Windler: Out (Ankle)

Heat: Gabe Vincent: Questionable (Ankle), Jimmy Butler: Questionable (Quadricep), Nikola Jovic: Out (Back), Duncan Robinson: Out (Finger), Omer Yurtseven: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland has had to lean on its defense, which ranks best in the NBA (106.9 points allowed per game), as it ranks fifth-worst in the league on offense with only 111.5 points per contest. The Cavaliers put up 114.2 points per game in home games, compared to 108.8 points per game away from home, a difference of 5.4 points per contest. The Cavaliers’ offense has been worse over their last 10 games, scoring 111.4 points a contest compared to the 111.5 they’ve averaged this year.

With 11.6 threes per game, Cleveland is 19th in the NBA. It sports a 36.7% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 11th in the league. In terms of shot breakdown, the Cavaliers have taken 62.7% two-pointers (accounting for 71.6% of the team’s baskets) and 37.3% threes (28.4%).

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What you need to know about the Miami Heat

Offensively Miami is the worst team in the NBA (108.6 points per game). But defensively it is second-best (108.4 points conceded per game). At home the Heat are scoring 108.8 points per game, 0.4 more than they are averaging away (108.4). In their previous 10 games, the Heat are putting up 108.3 points per game, compared to their season average of 108.6.

In 2022-23 Miami is 16th in the NBA in 3-point makes (11.8 per game) and fourth-worst in 3-point percentage (33.4%). The Heat take 59.3% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 40.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70% of the Heat’s baskets are 2-pointers, and 30% are 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Cavaliers, and we predict that Cavaliers will cover the spread (Cavaliers -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 210.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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