After a battle on Wednesday, the Cavaliers and Heat go right back at it today with a rematch in South Beach. Cleveland edged out Miami 104 -100 last time around, and they stayed in town to try and do it again.
Two teams separate these squads in the standings, but there is a chasm between them regarding talent. The Cavaliers sit in the fourth slot, and while they or anyone above them could take the East, no one below them stands a chance. The Heat will make a push in this last month of regular season play to avoid the Play-In Tournament, but even if they can manage that, they’d likely just be setting themselves up to be swept by either 76ers or the Cavaliers.
Cavaliers vs. Heat Match Details
Fixture: Cleveland Cavs @ Miami Heat
Date and Time: Friday, March 10, 2023, 7:30 pm EST
Location: Miami-Dade Arena in Miami, Florida
Cavaliers Injury Report
None to report
Heat Injury Report
|Kevin Love||Ribs – Probable|
|Nikola Jovic||Back – Out|
|Kyle Lowry||Knee – Out|
Cavaliers vs. Heat Betting Odds
|Cavs||-1.5 (-110)||-120||Over 214 (-110)|
|Heat||+1.5 (-110)||+100||Under 214 (-110)|
Cavaliers Projected Starting 5
|Donovan Mitchell||Point Guard|
|Darius Garland||Shooting Guard|
|Isaac Okoro||Small Forward|
|Evan Mobley||Power Forward|
Heat Projected Starting 5
|Tyler Herro||Shooting Guard|
|Kevin Love||Small Forward|
|Jimmy Butler||Power Forward|
Cavaliers vs. Heat Prediction
Despite Donovan Mitchell only putting up 18 points on Wednesday, his team was still able to pull out the win. Assuming he will have a more substantial game in this one, it should be an easy win for the Cavs.
As much as Kevin Love would have loved to have a revenge game, he only managed eight and eight. So while he may have a stronger showing tonight, it will ultimately be futile.