Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/24/2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM
American Airlines Arena in Miami
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The Cleveland Cavaliers, who are 6-5 away from home this year, will be going on the road on Thursday to face the Miami Heat. The Heat were able to sweep their three-game series against the Cavs last season.
On Tuesday night, the Cavs used a 64-point first half to help them defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-104 at home. They did have 17 turnovers in that win, but they were also able to make 52.4 percent of their shot attempts.
The Cavs are currently one of the worst rebounding teams in the league and they are giving up nearly 100 points per game. Small forward LeBron James has made 49.4 percent of his shots this season and is currently averaging 25.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game.
The Heat scored just nine points in the fourth quarter of their game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday and were upset 91-87 at home. They made just 41.3 percent of their shots in that game and ended up turning the ball over 20 times.
So far this year, the Heat have played well on defense, but their offense is giving up less than 95 points per game. Power forward Chris Bosh has scored 21.6 points per game this season while leading the Heat in rebounding with 8.2 boards per game. Their top scorer is Dwyane Wade, who is averaging 22.8 points per game.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
Cleveland Cavaliers are 11-16-0 Against the Spread
Cleveland Cavaliers are 11-15-0 against the Over/Under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
Miami Heat are 14-15-0 Against the Spread
Miami Heat are 12-17-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/24/14 C Anderson Varejao Achilles out indefinitely
12/23/14 C Chris Bosh Calf "?" Thursday vs. Cleveland
12/23/14 C Justin Hamilton Headache "?" Thursday vs. Cleveland
12/15/14 F Josh McRoberts Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland
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