Both teams will be on a back to back when the 64-16 Miami Heat will travel to play the 24-56 Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Cleveland is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The betting odds from this NBA pro basketball game will be out on Monday as four Heat rotational players including Dwyane Wade and LeBron James made be rested in this back to back spot.
This will be the fourth meeting of the season between the Heat and Cavaliers with Miami winning all three games. Cleveland covered the point spread in every game.
Miami has a road record of 28-12 on the year. They win their fifth straight after a 105-93 home victory on Sunday to the Chicago Bulls as a -9 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished over 190 points. The Heat enjoyed a 51.4% shooting game and hit on 6 of 17 three pointers. They held the Bulls to just 35.4% from the field. LeBron James led Miami with 24 points and six assists as he made 7 of his 12 shots. Miami has clinched best record and will have home court advantage in every playoff series. The Heat is the top shooting team in the NBA as they hit on 49.5% from the floor.
The Cavaliers are 14-26 playing on their home court. They lose their fourth straight after a 91-77 defeat on the road on Sunday to the Philadelphia 76ers as a +5 ½ point underdog. The game finished under 198 ½ points. Cleveland fell behind 53-34 at the half. They shot just 36.5% from the field with 5 of 16 from three point range. The Cavaliers allowed Philadelphia 44.2% shooting and Cleveland committed 18 turnovers. Tristan Thompson had 12 points and 12 boards as he made 5 of his 10 shots. The Cavaliers have played poorly on both ends of the court. They are 29th and second to last in shooting as the team hits on 43.3% from the field. On defense the Cavaliers allow 47.6% shooting to opponents making Cleveland 30th and last in the NBA.