2019-20 NBA – Cleveland Cavaliers @ Miami Heat Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Cleveland Cavaliers @ Miami Heat taking place? Thursday 21st November, 2019 – 00:30 (UK)

Where is Cleveland Cavaliers @ Miami Heat taking place? American Airlines Arena, Miami

What channel is Cleveland Cavaliers @ Miami Heat on? Fox Sports

Where can I stream Cleveland Cavaliers @ Miami Heat? If the game is televised on Sky Sports, subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go / NBA League Pass subscribers can stream every game live on the online service, Fox Sports GO

Where can I get tickets for Cleveland Cavaliers @ Miami Heat? https://nbatickets.nba.com/

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Cleveland Cavaliers 97 – 108 Miami Heat

THE TEAM NEWS

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

  • The Cavaliers remain in the midst of a slow rebuilding process and sit near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings with a 4-9 record following a 123-105 loss to the New York Knicks. Their recent form has not been very good, as Cleveland enter this game riding a four-game losing streak.
  • Cleveland might have two important absences ahead of this contest, as both Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. are questionable, while Dylan Windler and John Henson are out until next Friday at the earliest.
  • With Kevin Love out, second-year guard Collin Sexton should have a prominent role on the team’s offense. The sophomore, who is playing as a shooting guard this season, currently averages 17.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 30.2 minutes per game, but he is struggling from the field and only shoots 43.6 percent from the field.

MIAMI HEAT

  • Miami enter this contest riding a three-game winning streak while coming out on top in four of their last five outings. They sit in third place of the Eastern Conference with a 9-3 record, and they are coming off a 109-94 solid win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
  • Dion Waiters remains suspended and will only be eligible to return on December 1st. Goran Dragic, Justise Winslow, Derrick Jones Jr. and KZ Okpala are listed as questionable for the Heat here and will be game-time decisions.
  • Rookie Kendrick Nunn has been playing at a very high level, and he has been even better since moving to the starting unit. The former G-Leaguer has three straight starts scoring at least 20 points and currently averages 17.8 points, 3.2 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 30.8 minutes per game.

THE PREDICTION

The Heat should not have problems in securing a comfortable win here. Miami are a top unit in the Eastern Conference and aside from entering this game on a solid three-game winning run, they have also allowed under 100 points in their last two wins – including the last H2H win over the Cavs last week. Cleveland have struggled offensively and have not reached the 100-point plateau in three of their last four games, losing each one of them.

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