NBA: Cavaliers vs Heat Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Mar 10)

  • The Cavs and Heat face off for the second straight game.
  • Cleveland beat Miami on Wednesday, 104-100.
  • All five Cleveland starters had double figures in the game.

The NBA schedule tends to feature more of teams playing twice in a matter of nights, and that’s the case with the Cavs and Heat. Kevin Love played against his former team, scoring just 8 points as Miami lost to the Cavs on Wednesday night.

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How to Watch

  • Where: Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, Florida
  • When: Friday, March 10, 2023, 8:00 PM ET
  • How to Watch: NBA, BSSU, BSOH


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All of the buzz entering this game was longtime Cavalier Kevin Love playing against Cleveland. Well, he started, scored 8 points, but the Cavs got the win.

Darius Garland led the way with 25 points, and Donovan Mitchell scored 18 while Jarrett Allen added a 15-12 double-double as all five Cleveland starters had double digits in points despite playing just eight guys total all night.

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The Heat watched Jimmy Butler explode with 28 points and Tyler Herro drop in another 22, but it wasn’t enough as Gabe Vincent went scoreless and Victor Oladipo shot just 3-of-10 from the field.

Both teams went cold in the fourth quarter, scoring a combined 35 points in the final 12 minutes, but Cleveland did just enough to scrape out the victory.


This is the second game in a matter of days between these teams, and the Heat need to find another additional source of offense. To make matters worse, Donovan Mitchell shot just 7-18 from the field and just 1-7 from beyond the arc, so he’s bound to respond a little bit.

The Cavs are one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference for a reason and are hot as can be, winning four of the last five. The Cavs get this win again in Miami, although this one isn’t as close as the game on Wednesday night.

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Matt is a sports fanatic and originally from sunny Southern California. He has covered multiple sports over the past half dozen years and also covers USC and Colorado sports as well as the Mountain West.

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