This Thursday the 2nd of April we will see the Miami Heat 34-10 (7th in Eastern Conference playing the Cleveland Cavaliers 48-27 (2nd Eastern Conference) with the game being played at the Quicken Loans and tip-off is at 8 PM ET and can be seen on TNT TV.
With the NBA 2014-15 Regular season winding down and the playoffs coming closer to realization this season, fans will start taking a closer look at their favorites before they Bet on NBA games at their Offshore sportsbook, as the player try to peek out their performances to help their teams achieve the season goals.
The Cavaliers of Cleveland on this past Sunday had a very tight game with the 76’ers of Philadelphia, as they only won the game by a single point. Thus, in this game with Miami the look for a win to make it back to back, and that might not be as easy as one might think since the Heat of Miami are coming off a 14 points win over last year’s Champions in the NBA, the Spurs of San Antonio.
The real question in this game is whether or not LeBron James can beat his former teammates of Miami who joined him in winning two NBA Championships when he played for the Heat.
If you are a Heat fan you surely know the Heat lost last Tuesday and in the last 6 games that was their 4 loss and now they are in just one game above the Celtics and the 9th slot in the Eastern Conference. In that game their star Wade who leads the team in scoring made only 6 of his 20 attempts which were very surprising since he scored 40 points in their win over the Pistons, and he is a key to their wins this season as he leads the team in assist per game at 5 and in points scored per game on average at 21.8. The Heat has had 2 games thus far in this 2014-15 season and they won both and in those 2 games Wade managed to score an average of 31.6 points and the Heat outgunned the Cavaliers by 12 points on average for the same games.
For the Cavalier fans of Cleveland or elsewhere you know that they had a close game also this past Sunday beating the 76’ers and that win held them in the 2nd spot in the East and with 2 ½ game advantage over Chicago for that spot in the standings and they only have some 7 game left in this 2014-15 season and the playoffs start on the 18th of April 2015.
What’ strange is that the Cav’s LeBron has found it difficult facing his ex teammates from Miami as he and Cleveland have lost both of their previous scheduled season games even as he has average 28 points each game and average 6 assists in those same 2 games. The biggest drawback is that he had an incredible total of 8 turnovers for those games, and the Heat credits much of Lebrun’s struggles to their defensive star Deng.
Now the problem that comes forward is the Deng is possibly out of this game with a knee injury which would allow James to create a lot of problems for the Heat defensive team and Deng’ replacement. That Miami defense has played exceptionally well this season as the on defense have the NBA’s 3rd best in opponents scoring at 96.7 points each game.
In the last 10 road games the Heat is 3-7 Against the Spread and straight up, while the Cavaliers at home in their ultimate 10 games are 6-4 Against the Spread and Straight Up is 10-0. The Media experts like the Cavaliers to win the game at 111-94.