Heat vs. Cavaliers Picks

The Cleveland Cavaliers are mega hot right now, seeing as they’ve won eight in a row heading into their matchup against the Miami Heat. The Cavs are currently 4-point favorites at home, which is down from their opening line of 5.5.

The money line in Cleveland is sitting at -180, which means that if you want to get at least $100 on the Cavaliers, then you need to bet at least $180.

But some people are saying that Galin Dragiev is the man to listen to when it comes to placing bets on the NBA showdown.

Dragiev has degrees in mechanical engineering and physics, which means he trusts the numbers over anything else. And it looks like Dragiev has the key to seeing the Cavs future. He’s currently 13-6 in the past 19 picks against the spread when it comes to the Cleveland Cavaliers, dating all the way back to last season. You’d be smart to go with his recommendations.

The Cavaliers have finally found their groove after an incredibly slow and demoralizing start earlier in the season. They’re currently winners of eight in a row and have scored at least 111 points in six of those games.

During that eight-game run, LeBron James has scored 30 or more points, at least 4 times. This includes a 27-point, 16-rebound, 13-assist monster evening in a 100-99 win against the Hornets this last Friday.

However, just because the Cavs have been a hot topic lately doesn’t mean they cover a complete 4-point spread.

The Miami Heat have recently won three in a row and are slowly climbing up the Eastern Conference standings. Their streak started with a stellar victory over Boston, which ended the Celtics’ 16-game run.

Low-post standout Hassan Whiteside had 11 points and 10 rebounds in just 21 minutes in a 100-93 victory over the Bulls on Sunday. He now has nine double-doubles and has been part of a solid 1-2 Miami punch along with Goran Dragic, who is averaging 19.2 points. He has scored 27, 20, and 24 points during his team’s win streak.