Through 3 Quarters

The Cleveland Cavaliers are just one quarter away from delivering their fans the win they've been expecting. a win is still up for grabs for either squad, but they are up 78-73 over the Miami Heat

Cleveland has been relying on center Jarrett Allen, who has 12 points along with six boards, and point guard Darius Garland, who has 16 points. A double-double would be Allen's fourth in a row.

Miami has been led by power forward P.J. Tucker, who so far has shot 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and has recorded 23 points, four dimes and nine rebounds.

the Heat have lost 82% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this season, so this one seems just about wrapped up

Who's Playing

Miami @ Cleveland

Current Records: Miami 16-11; Cleveland 16-12

What to Know

The Cleveland Cavaliers' homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Miami Heat at 7 p.m. ET Dec. 13 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. These two teams come into the contest bolstered by wins in their previous games.

The Cavaliers strolled past the Sacramento Kings with points to spare this past Saturday, taking the game 117-103. The team accrued 81 points in the first half and coasted on those for the win. It was another big night for Cleveland's center Jarrett Allen, who dropped a double-double on 19 points and 11 rebounds along with three blocks. That makes it three consecutive games in which Allen has had at least ten rebounds.

Meanwhile, Miami took their matchup against the Chicago Bulls this past Saturday by a conclusive 118-92 score. The Heat's success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but point guard Kyle Lowry led the charge as he posted a double-double on 16 points and 14 assists.

Cleveland is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory. They are currently 11-for-11 against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Cleveland is now 16-12 while Miami sits at 16-11. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Cavaliers rank second in the league when it comes to fouls per game, with only 16.9 on average. On the other end of the spectrum, the Heat are stumbling into the game with the second most fouls per game in the league, having accrued 20.6 on average. Keep an eye on whether or not foul trouble puts Miami in a difficult position.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse -- Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV: Bally Sports - Ohio
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $13.92

Odds

The Cavaliers are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Heat, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Cavaliers as a 4.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Miami have won 16 out of their last 22 games against Cleveland.

  • Dec 01, 2021 - Cleveland 111 vs. Miami 85
  • May 01, 2021 - Miami 124 vs. Cleveland 107
  • Apr 03, 2021 - Miami 115 vs. Cleveland 101
  • Mar 16, 2021 - Miami 113 vs. Cleveland 98
  • Feb 24, 2020 - Cleveland 125 vs. Miami 119
  • Feb 22, 2020 - Miami 124 vs. Cleveland 105
  • Nov 20, 2019 - Miami 124 vs. Cleveland 100
  • Nov 14, 2019 - Miami 108 vs. Cleveland 97
  • Mar 08, 2019 - Miami 126 vs. Cleveland 110
  • Jan 25, 2019 - Miami 100 vs. Cleveland 94
  • Jan 02, 2019 - Miami 117 vs. Cleveland 92
  • Dec 28, 2018 - Miami 118 vs. Cleveland 94
  • Mar 27, 2018 - Miami 98 vs. Cleveland 79
  • Jan 31, 2018 - Cleveland 91 vs. Miami 89
  • Nov 28, 2017 - Cleveland 108 vs. Miami 97
  • Apr 10, 2017 - Miami 124 vs. Cleveland 121
  • Mar 06, 2017 - Miami 106 vs. Cleveland 98
  • Mar 04, 2017 - Miami 120 vs. Cleveland 92
  • Dec 09, 2016 - Cleveland 114 vs. Miami 84
  • Mar 19, 2016 - Miami 122 vs. Cleveland 101
  • Dec 05, 2015 - Miami 99 vs. Cleveland 84
  • Oct 30, 2015 - Cleveland 102 vs. Miami 92

Injury Report for Cleveland

  • Collin Sexton: Out for the Season (Knee)

Injury Report for Miami

  • Markieff Morris: Out (Neck)
  • Jimmy Butler: Out (Back)
  • Caleb Martin: Out (Covid-19)
  • Bam Adebayo: Out (Thumb)
  • Victor Oladipo: Out (Quadriceps)