Heat vs Cavaliers: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 16, 2021

Written By Staff on March 16, 2021

The Miami Heat (21-18) will look to continue a four-game win streak when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers (14-24) on Tuesday, March 16 at American Airlines Arena as heavy,  favorites. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET on SUN. The matchup has an over/under set at points.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of March 16, 2021, 12:05 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Heat vs Cavaliers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 16

Tyler Herro: Day To Day (Shoulder),
Avery Bradley: Day To Day (Calf),
Bam Adebayo: Day To Day (Knee),
Meyers Leonard: Out For Season (Shoulder),
Gabe Vincent: Day To Day (Knee)

Taurean Prince: Day To Day (Shoulder),
Andre Drummond: Out (Not with team),
Kevin Love: Day To Day (Calf),
Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Appendicitis)

Heat and Cavaliers Records ATS

  • Miami has covered the spread in less than half its games this season, playing to a record of 17-22 against the spread.
  • When favored by at least 10.5 points, the Heat are 0-1 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • Miami and its opponents have outscored the set over/under in 43.6% of its games this season (17/39).
  • Cleveland holds a losing record ATS this season with 15 wins and 23 losses ATS.
  • Cleveland and its opponents have often been held under the total points bet this season, only hitting the over in 34.2% (13) of their 38 games played.

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Scoring Trends

  • In Miami’s matchups this season, the Heat and their opponents have gone over Tuesday’s over/under of 208 points 25 times (64.1% of opportunities).
  • 25 Cleveland games this year (65.8% of its matchups) finished with a final score higher than Tuesday’s over/under of 208 points.
  • This season, the average total for Heat games is 214.1 points, 6.1 more than the over/under of 208 points for this contest.
  • Cavaliers’ games have a total points bet of 215.2 points this season, 7.2 points more than the over/under for this game.
  • The Heat’s average implied point total this season is 3.5 more points than their implied total in Tuesday’s game (112.5 implied points on average compared to 109 implied points in this game).
  • Miami has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (109) 18 times.
  • The Cavaliers’ average implied point total on the season (112.4 points) is 13.4 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (99 points).
  • Cleveland has scored more than 99 points in 25 games this season.
  • The Heat are at the 26th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (106.6 PPG), while the Cavaliers allow the 16th-fewest points per game (111.8) in the league.
  • The Heat have been out-scored by 33 points this season (0.9 points per game on average), and opponents of the Cavaliers have out-scored them by 321 more points on the year (8.4 per game).

Heat Leaders

  • Jimmy Butler leads the Heat in points and assists. He scores 21.4 points per game while also adding 8.0 assists.
  • Butler’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 33.5, 3.3 lower than his season average of 36.8.
  • Miami is led in rebounds by Bam Adebayo’s 9.5 per game.
  • Adebayo’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 32.5, 1.6 less than his season average of 34.1.
  • Duncan Robinson is the top three-point shooter for the Heat, knocking down 3.3 per game.
  • Miami’s blocks leader is Adebayo, who averages 1.0 per game. Butler leads the team averaging 2.2 steals a game.
  • Adebayo’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.5 blocks higher than his season average of 1.0.

Cavaliers Leaders

  • Collin Sexton owns the Cavaliers top spot in scoring with 23.7 points per game and also tacks on 2.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists per contest.
  • Sexton’s points prop total for the game is set at 25.5, 1.8 points greater than his season average of 23.7.
  • Andre Drummond (13.5 rebounds per game) and Darius Garland (5.9 assists per game) are the Cleveland leaders in rebounds and assists.
  • Garland’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 22.5, 1.5 lower than his season average of 24.0.
  • Cedi Osman leads the Cavaliers in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 1.9 made threes per game.
  • Osman’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.6 shots greater than his season average of 1.9.
  • Larry Nance Jr. is at the top of Cleveland’s steals hierarchy with 1.8 steals per game and Jarrett Allen leads the squad in blocks with 1.7 per game.
  • Allen’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.2 blocks lower than his season average of 1.7.


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