On the NBA card for Tuesday March 18th will feature an interesting contest from the Eastern Conference as the Miami Heat will hit the road to face the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Heat and Cavaliers will get things started from Cleveland at 7PM Eastern Time and NBA League Pass Channel will provide the coast to coast broadcast. Check the NBA wagering odds listed at Top Bet sportsbook.
The wagering odds from this NBA game have the Miami Heat favored by -10 points with an over under line set at 196 points. Those playing on Miami on the money line will lay -600 odds with the return on the Cleveland Cavaliers at +450 odds on the money line.
The Miami Heat is just 19-13 on the road this season and the club has not played up to the standards set defensively in previous seasons while Lebron James was with the team. They are now a bottom half team in the NBA in both defensive field goal and three point shooting defense. The defensively intensity has been lax since the beginning and for a team that has made finals appearances for three straight seasons it appears the club has reeled in the reigns this regular season and are not really manning up on the opponents. There are many open windows for Heat opponents to navigate on the floor offensively. Another thing factoring into the lack of motivation for Miami in this spot is the fact that the Heat have beaten the Cavaliers in nine straight games. Ironically Cleveland has covered four of the six games against the Heat and in the two point spread covers by Miami it was the Heat winning by nine and by one point so they did not cover the ten points that is lined on the betting board for this matchup. The Heat has lost five of their past seven games. They have allowed over 100 points in five of their past eight games. This is happening when a team is getting into a playoff form defensively and it isn’t happening. Cleveland still has a shot at the eighth seed for the post season with the struggles of Atlanta in recent weeks. They will play without Kyrie Irving but usually when a star goes down the team will step up for the first game.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Tuesday we will play on the Cleveland Cavaliers +10 points at the sportsbook.