Miami heat (44-23) welcome Cleveland Cavaliers (38-27) at the FTX Arena in Miami on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 6:30 AM (IST) in the regular 2021/22 NBA Season. Here, you can find everything you want to know about Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers, such as the match details, recent form, player to watch out for, match prediction and much more.
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Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Match Details
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Time: 6:30 AM IST OR 8:00 PM ET (March 11)
Location: FTX Arena, Miami
Miami Heat have been in good form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won thrice, losing two times (LWWWL). They are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
On the other hand, Cleveland Cavaliers have been in decent form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won twice, losing three times (LLLWW). They are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
The Heat currently sit in first place in the Eastern Conference. While the Cavaliers are positioned five places below them, in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
Their last meeting took place on December 13, 2021 and it ended in a 105-94 win for the Cavaliers in Cleveland. This will be their third meeting in the 2021-2022 NBA season.
Player to Watch
Miami Heat– Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.4 points (most), 6.2 rebounds (second-most) and 5.7 assists (second-most) over 46 games with Miami this season.
Butler also has the most Steals (1.8) and third-most Blocks (0.5) per game for the Heat.
He did not play in their last game against the Phoenix Suns due to a sinus congestion.
Cleveland Cavaliers– Darius Garland
Darius Garland is averaging 21.0 points (most) and 8.2 assists (most) over 51 games with Cleveland this season.
Garland also has the second-most Steals (1.2) per game for the Cavaliers among current players.
However, he also has the highest Turnovers per game (3.9) for his team, which makes him a player to watch out for.
Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Key Points
- Miami are 23-8 at home, while the Cavaliers are 18-16 away.
- Darius Garland scored career-high 41 points in Cleveland’s last game versus Indiana Pacers.
- P. J. Tucker of the Heat holds the third-highest 3-point percentage (44.4) in NBA this season.
- The Cavaliers’ Jarrett Allen is out indefinitely with fractured finger.
- In their last head-to-head, P. J. Tucker had the most Points (23), most Rebounds (9) and joint-most Assists (5).
Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Match Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers are underdogs for this game. Oddsmakers are favoring Miami Heat, especially because of their home record and the absentees in the opposition dugout.
Predicted Winner: Miami Heat
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