We came in with yet another winning day here at Sportsbook Room as the Phoenix Suns easily cover the point spread as they get the win and cover against the Atlanta Hawks last night getting an incredible +7 ½ points in one of the worst lines we have seen this month in the NBA. Tonight we turn our attention to the NBA once again and our lock of the day comes from the pro basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat. The Cavaliers and Heat will tip it off from South Beach at 7:30PM Eastern Time and you can watch this game live nationally over the NBA League Pass. With our NBA best bet of the day we will play on the Cleveland Cavaliers +13 ½ points against the Miami Heat. The pointspread from this NBA game is taken from the current line at Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting line in the pro basketball game between Cleveland and Miami opened with the Heat favored by -13 points with an over under of 196 ½ points. The early wagering saw money come on the favorite as the Miami Heat is now favored by -13 ½ points. The total has steamed a full two points up up to 198 ½ points since the open. Betting the money line on the Miami Heat will return -1650 odds. Those betting Cleveland to win outright can receive +1300 odds for their money line wager.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been very good to their supporters at the window this season with an against the spread record of 13-9 on the season. They have covered two straight double digit underdog betting lines to the Miami Heat. I really like the play of this Cavaliers team as they fight extremely hard for head coach Byron Scott for a full 48 minutes. Rookie of the year candidate Kyrie Irving has played excellent basketball this season by averaging 18 points and shooting for an amazing 50% from the floor and 40% from the three point line. You have to like how Irving has no fear playing in the NBA as he will take the rock to the hole in this league without hesitation. That explains his 50% shooting percentage as he won’t settle for those off balance jump shots deep into the clock like we see so many so called superstars do. This man plays with courage.
The Miami Heat is a poor 10-14 against the spread on the season. The team appears to be going through the motions and doing just enough to win games. The superstars on the Heat have no motivation to win by margin and to pad their stats because their Big 3 are all paid enormous sums of money and have long contracts. So you get performances like Super Bowl Sunday where they beat Toronto by six points at home, beat Cleveland by seven points and lose to Milwaukee twice in the past two weeks. They got up for Philadelphia and brought maximum effort in their 20 point win. Miami doesn’t see any playoff threat here by Cleveland so they conserve energy tonight as they play the back end of a back to back tomorrow night at Orlando. Cleveland covers this inflated pointspread. Before betting the Cavaliers and Heat be sure to visit our inner pages because we feature informative reviews of the best online sportsbooks.