NBA Odds: Heat Meet LeBron in Cleveland

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by Bovada - 11/28/2017 10:40 AM Share
The Miami Heat (9-9 SU, 7-9-2 ATS) just haven't been the same since LeBron James went back to Cleveland. But they can gain a little revenge this Tuesday when they visit James and the Cavaliers (12-7 SU, 6-12-1 ATS), beginning at 7 PM ET on NBA-TV. The Heat are 7-4 SU and 6-5 ATS in this series since James returned to the Cavs in 2014.

This is easily the worst the Cavaliers have looked during that span. Although they've won seven straight games, Cleveland is only 3-4 ATS during this streak, beating up on inferior competition along the way. They're very thin at point guard with both Isaiah Thomas (hip) and Derrick Rose (ankle) on the shelf, and big man Tristan Thompson (calf) isn't due back until December.

Miami, meanwhile, will be at close to full strength after Hassan Whiteside shook off a sore left knee and played in Sunday's 100-93 win over the Chicago Bulls - not quite enough to cash in as 7.5-point road favourites, though. Whiteside and the Heat are idle Monday, while James and the Cavs visit the Philadelphia 76ers. Cleveland is 0-9-1 ATS at home this year and 0-3 ATS on zero days of rest.


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