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NBA Betting Odds — LeBron James Returns Home as Miami Heat Lays Big Number to Cavs

The Miami Heat finally got themselves back on the winning track on Sunday, and they hope that they can carry some of that momentum into a Tuesday night game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA betting action that will tip off at 7:05 PM ET at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Miami is the second-place team in the Eastern Conference, with a straight-up mark of 45-19. They have not been a great proposition for those challenging the basketball pointspread, however, as they have gone 29-33-2 ATS. Cleveland is five games behind the Atlanta Hawks for the final playoff spot in the East, and they also have the New York Knicks in front of them. The Cavs are 26-41 straight-up and also not a winner against the basketball odds, logging a mark of 30-37 against the points.

In the NBA betting odds posted at BetDSI on this game, the Heat will be laying nearly double digits on the road:

Miami Heat -9.5
Cleveland Cavaliers +9.5

Over 196 points -110
Under 196 points -110

LeBron James (pictured) is returning to Cleveland with the Heat once again, and he is coming back with a team that is not the top dog in the East. Miami, which has won the last two NBA titles, is in the precarious position of having to look up at the Indiana Pacers. They are 3.5 games behind the pacers at the moment, and this wasn’t the best time for the Heat to get cold, as they had lost five of their previous six games prior to playing the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Before a national television audience, the Heat shot 51% and came back from a deficit in the fourth quarter to win 113-104, which also covered the 5.5-point spread against the NBA betting odds.

The overall attitude toward LeBron has softened in Cleveland, as the possibility of his being able to opt out of a contract with the Heat and come back to the Cleveland-Akron area to finish his career seems enticing. BetDSI customers who keep a close eye on the NBA know that the Cavaliers have actually assembled a decent potential supporting cast for him, which includes rebounding/defensive specialist Anderson Verajao, #1 overall pick Anthony Bennett (who is currently out with a knee injury) and All-Star game MVP Kyrie Irving. It is with Irving that the problems with the Cavs – for this particular game – lie at the moment.

The star point guard suffered a torn bicep in Sunday’s game against the Clippers, and it is possible that he could miss the remainder of the regular season. NBA bettors know that Cleveland possesses a capable backup in Jarrett Jack, but Irving is a potential game-changer; someone with the ability to take things over at times. And that is something they will miss against the Heat, which have beaten them in twelve of the last 13 meetings and registered a 95-84 win (covering the nine-point impost in the basketball lines in their last trip to Cleveland on November 27.

When it comes to winning this game straight-up, the Heat are the -525 favorites, as listed at BetDSI, where you can get up to a $2500 deposit bonus and receive same-day payouts, which are almost unheard-of in this industry. They are also your headquarters for “March Mayhem,” so get over there today!

 

 

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