Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat Preview 3/2/09

NBA Betting Preview
Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat
Monday, 7:35 pm Eastern – NBA-TV


SBG Global Opening Line: Cavaliers  – 4  ,  Total  186.5


The two top scorers in the NBA matchup on Monday as Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Wade is coming off a 46 point effort on Saturday against the Knicks and has taken over the scoring lead. SBG Global reports that early NBA betting has the public taking Cavaliers on the Road.


This is the third meeting of the season between the Heat and Cavaliers.  The series is tied, with each team winning on their home court. The Cavaliers won last year’s season-series, 3-0.  The Heat is 42-33 vs. the Cavaliers during the regular season, and is 27-10 in games played in Miami.


Miami came back from 16 points down to defeat the New York Knicks on Saturday by a score of 120-115.  The Heat scored 19 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, 15 of which came from Dwyane Wade.  It was the third straight double-double for Wade as he finished with 46 points and 10 assists.


Cleveland had to play a tough game last night in Atlanta so they could be a little weary on Monday.  The good news for the Cavaliers is that they are 5-1 ATS in their last six games playing on no rest.


Here are more NBA betting stats for Monday’s game. The Cavaliers are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 Monday games. The Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers are 36-15 ATS in their last 51 games as a favorite. The Cavaliers are 43-19 ATS in their last 62 games overall. The Cavaliers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Southeast. The Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings between the two teams.


The Heat are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. the Central. The Heat are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between the two teams.


SBG Global Current Line: Cavaliers  – 2.5  ,  Total  186.5


The Over is 5-0 in the Cavaliers last 5 games playing on no rest. The Under is 8-2 in the Cavaliers last 10 vs. the Eastern Conference.


The Over is 6-1-1 in Miami’s last 8 home games. The Over is 5-1 in Miami’s last 6 vs. the Central. The Over is 4-1-1 in Miami’s last 6 overall. The Under is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in Miami between the two teams.


Pick: Over