Through 1 Quarter
The point spread is against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but thus far the points are on their side. They are in control with a 31-19 lead over the Miami Heat.
Cleveland hasn’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to eight points or fewer. Miami is in a similar position to the Cavaliers as their squad has been held to no more than six points.
Cleveland @ Miami
Current Records: Cleveland 11-10; Miami 13-8
What to Know
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-16 against the Miami Heat since October of 2015, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Wednesday. The Cavaliers’ road trip will continue as they head to FTX Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET to face off against Miami. The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close contest.
Cleveland had enough points to win and then some against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, taking their matchup 114-96. It was another big night for Cleveland’s center Jarrett Allen, who dropped a double-double on 28 points and 14 rebounds.
Meanwhile, Miami came up short against the Denver Nuggets on Monday, falling 120-111. A silver lining for Miami was the play of point guard Kyle Lowry, who posted a double-double on 17 points and 14 dimes.
The Cavaliers’ victory brought them up to 11-10 while the Heat’s loss pulled them down to 13-8. A couple stats to keep an eye on: Cleveland comes into the game boasting the second fewest fouls per game in the league at 16.5. But Miami enters the matchup with 20.2 fouls drawn per game on average, good for second best in the league. The ref’s whistle might dictate the flow of action in this one.
How To Watch
When: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ETWhere: FTX Arena — Miami, FloridaTV: Bally Sports – OhioOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $14.00
The Heat are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Cavaliers, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Heat as a 7.5-point favorite.
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Miami have won 16 out of their last 21 games against Cleveland.
May 01, 2021 – Miami 124 vs. Cleveland 107Apr 03, 2021 – Miami 115 vs. Cleveland 101Mar 16, 2021 – Miami 113 vs. Cleveland 98Feb 24, 2020 – Cleveland 125 vs. Miami 119Feb 22, 2020 – Miami 124 vs. Cleveland 105Nov 20, 2019 – Miami 124 vs. Cleveland 100Nov 14, 2019 – Miami 108 vs. Cleveland 97Mar 08, 2019 – Miami 126 vs. Cleveland 110Jan 25, 2019 – Miami 100 vs. Cleveland 94Jan 02, 2019 – Miami 117 vs. Cleveland 92Dec 28, 2018 – Miami 118 vs. Cleveland 94Mar 27, 2018 – Miami 98 vs. Cleveland 79Jan 31, 2018 – Cleveland 91 vs. Miami 89Nov 28, 2017 – Cleveland 108 vs. Miami 97Apr 10, 2017 – Miami 124 vs. Cleveland 121Mar 06, 2017 – Miami 106 vs. Cleveland 98Mar 04, 2017 – Miami 120 vs. Cleveland 92Dec 09, 2016 – Cleveland 114 vs. Miami 84Mar 19, 2016 – Miami 122 vs. Cleveland 101Dec 05, 2015 – Miami 99 vs. Cleveland 84Oct 30, 2015 – Cleveland 102 vs. Miami 92
Injury Report for Miami
Markieff Morris: Out (Neck)Jimmy Butler: Out (Back)Victor Oladipo: Out (Quadriceps)Bam Adebayo: Out (Thumb)
Injury Report for Cleveland
Cedi Osman: Out (Back)Dean Wade: Out (Calf)Collin Sexton: Out for the Season (Knee)