NBA Odds: Cavaliers Reemerge as Title Threat

Although they haven’t always looked it, the Cleveland Cavaliers are legitimate NBA title contenders, and sportsbooks have been steadfast in their support of the new LeBron James-led team. As the All-Star Break approaches, the Cavs are finally living up to expectations.

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After beating the Timberwolves 106-90 on January 31, Cleveland now boasts nine wins for their past ten games. Lebron hit a game-high that night in Minnesota with 36 points, and it was Love’s first time back with a Cavalier’s jersey on. He earned his 27th double-double this year. The team is now 13/4 to win the NBA Championship.

On Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET, the Cavaliers will head down south to face the Heat. Miami is 22-29 SU and 23-26-2 ATS, which is notably lower than Cleveland’s 32-21 record straight up and 25-28 record against the spread. Miami will also be missing Dwayne Wade, who’s out with a hamstring injury, leaving oddsmakers no choice but to favor Cleveland by a hefty 11.5-point spread. When the two teams faced off in December, Miami won the game 101-91.

Take a good long look at this highly acclaimed Eastern Conference force with 13/4 odds. If these Cavs continue playing this way all year long, those odds won’t last.