Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat NBA Point Spread Picks 3/8/2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
American Airlines Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Friday, March 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 9.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 16-49. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -9.6 as they average 103.6 points per game while giving up 113.3 per contest. The Heat have an overall mark of 30-34. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 105.8 points per contest and give up 106.2, which is a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 30-34-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 34-30-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 33-30-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 33-30-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
01/25/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
03/06/19 PG Goran Dragic Calf is questionable Friday vs Cleveland
Collin Sexton averages 15.1 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Josh Richardson averages 17.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Justise Winslow averages 12.5 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 113.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they give up 25.2 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league. Cleveland averages 103.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 25th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat surrender 106.2 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 22.8 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Miami is 27th in the league with 105.8 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 24.0. The Heat are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.2.
The Cavaliers are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 116.8, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 30th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Cleveland is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Miami is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Heat are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 8th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 21st. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Miami -9.5
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