The NBA games betting odds favour the Cleveland Cavaliers as they prepare to meet Dwayne Wade’s former, former team, which, to Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, is just like a Golden Earring song, i.e., “like the twilight zone.” “Every time he’s in a new uniform you’re like, ‘OK.’ But not that team. It will never seem right. For me, I hate it,” Spoelstra said. Hey, it could be a lot worse. It could be the Warriors.
- Date: Tuesday, 28th November
- Time: 7:10 PM
- Venue: Quicken Loans Arena
- Sportsbook odds for fans betting on NBA games:
Heat +4½ (-110) 209 (-110) +160
Cavaliers -4½ (-110) 209 (-110) -185
How Much Ya Bench
It was always understood that, even though, he started the Cavs’ first three games, D-Wade would be, for the first time in his career, on relief duty, coming off of a bench that also includes Kyle Korver, Jeff Green, and Channing Frye. The experiment has been so far a success, and Spoelstra is well aware of that. “I think the role that he’s in is going to be one of the most impactful roles in the league,” the Heat coach said. Wade is averaging 10.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game, and scored 15 points in Monday’s 113-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers with four rebounds, five assists, and two blocks. The Cavs’ bench outscored the Sixers’ reserves 57-30. That’s what happens when you can afford the luxury to keep a 12-time All-Star waiting in the wings.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) November 28, 2017
Cleveland is 6-21-2 ATS in the last 29 home games, 8-18 ATS in the last 26 on no days’ rest, and 5-11-1 against the NBA games betting odds spread in their last 17 overall. Additionally, the home team is 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings between the two teams.
How to find consistent Heat
The Miami Heat are not unlike chili peppers; sometimes they’re fiery, other times they’re meh. There are also times when they should be jalapenos and Fresnos but taste like regular bell peppers. They may excite the palate or fall flat. However, following an eye-opening loss to Indiana, the Heat have won three in a row, a streak that started with the snapping of the Celtics’ 16-game winning streak. Significant as that win was unto itself, Miami was all about sustaining the momentum, which they have done with wins over Minnesota and Chicago, at least as far as outright wins go, that is; the spread is another matter entirely. The Heat are 0-7 ATS in their last seven games against the NBA Central, 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 playing Eastern Conference teams, 20-8 ATS in their last 28 on the road, and 1-5 against the NBA games betting odds spread in the last six trips to The Land. What’s different for Miami? “Our physicality. Our motor. Our intensity. Our want. Our hunger,” Wayne Ellington said. “The things that we say we’re supposed to have every night. We had two very intense practices and got to work.”