Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat Predictions, NBA Parlay Picks 2/22/2020
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Miami -9.5
Collin Sexton and the Cleveland Cavaliers (14-40, 5th in the Central Division) travel to American Airlines Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Miami Heat (35-20, 1st in the Southeast Division). The line on this contest has Miami as 9.5 point favorites. The O/U is set at 226.
The Cavaliers cover 43.4% of the time, having gone 23-30-1 ATS. Miami is covering the spread 54.7% of the time, going 29-24-2 against the spread.
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/21/20 SF Alfonzo McKinnie Plantar Fasciitis is OUT Friday vs Washington
02/20/20 PF Kevin Love Achilles is upgraded to probable Friday vs Washington
01/13/20 SG Dylan Windler Leg is out for season
Key Miami Heat Injuries
02/14/20 PF Meyers Leonard Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Cleveland
02/11/20 SG Tyler Herro Ankle is out indefinitely
Kevin Love averages 17.7 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.0 assists per game and 9.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%. Collin Sexton comes into this game averaging 19.8 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kendrick Nunn averages 15.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes 3.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Jimmy Butler scores 20.6 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.9 rebounds per contest and has 6.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 115.0 points per contest which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 26.0 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Cleveland averages 106.1 points per contest, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 44.4 boards per contest and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 16.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat give up 108.7 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.6 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 42.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 7th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest. Miami is 15th in the NBA with 111.9 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.1 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 25.4. The Heat are 12th in turnovers per contest with 14.9.
The Cavaliers are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 115.7, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 29th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 22nd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Cleveland is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 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 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league. The Heat are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.3, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Miami -9.5 and over 226 total points
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