Basketball betting features a matchup of top scorers as Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
This should be an excellent matchup in NBA betting and it can be seen on TNT television.
Basketball betting puts the Cavaliers in a tough scheduling spot for this Thursday night game. The Cavs played a huge game last night in Orlando so they could have trouble in this NBA betting spot, especially since it is the last game of a three-game road trip. LeBron will need to have a big game if Cleveland is to overcome the back-to-back situation and beat Miami.
The Heat and Cavaliers are meeting for the first of three basketball betting matchups this season. Last season, Cleveland won the season-series, 3-1. Miami is 42-35 all-time versus the Cavaliers in the regular season, and they are 27-11 in games played in Miami. Last season the Cavs won 107-100 in Miami as LeBron scored 42 points while Mo Williams added 30 points. The Cavaliers went on a 27-9 run to close out that game. The other matchup in Miami had the Heat winning 104-95 as Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers each had a team-high 21 points. LeBron had 38 for the Cavaliers in that basketball betting loss.
Cleveland is 7-3 straight up in the last ten games against Miami but they are only 5-5 against the basketball betting odds. Six of the last ten meetings between the two teams have gone under in basketball betting. The last three games in Miami though have all gone over in NBA betting.
Cleveland is off to a slow start this basketball betting season. They are still playing solid defense as they rank in the Top 5 in the league but their offense has struggled. Other than LeBron, the Cavaliers don’t have much offense they can depend upon. It is not that much different than a year ago even with the addition of Shaquille O’Neal.
The Heat have started very strongly this season in basketball betting, led by Wade. The offense for Miami has been putting up a lot of points and basketball betting numbers have them in the Top 10 in the league. Overall, the Heat look improved this season in basketball betting and a team to watch throughout the season. This should be an entertaining basketball betting game to watch on Thursday night.