NBA Lock Alert – Cavaliers at Grizzlies
The Cleveland Cavaliers (29-6 SU, 25-10 ATS, 16-19 O/U) come into tonight’s contest riding a two-game winning streak in the BetUS Sportsbook. The Memphis Grizzlies (11-26 SU, 15-21 ATS, 19-18 O/U) have dropped three consecutive games while failing to cover the spread for BetUS NBA sports betting backers in each contest. Both teams will be gunning for a victory in the BetUS Sportsbook tonight when they meet at FedExForum.
Cleveland, which is limiting opponents to a league-best 89.0 points per contest, is coming off its best performance of the season as they beat the Boston Celtics 98-83 at home on Friday. Superstar forward LeBron James scored a game-high 38 points while grabbing seven rebounds and dishing out six assists for good measure. Reserve forward Anderson Varejao added 14 points and nine rebounds off the bench.
“Tonight I think we got better,” said James. “We don’t want to take a step back because we got a big picture and a big goal. You don’t want to waste a game. We got really better tonight.”
The Grizzlies were beaten senseless in their 103-82 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday,
failing to cover the spread as 6-point road underdogs. Forward Rudy Gay scored a team-high 22 points while backup forward Hakim Warrick added 18 points off the bench. Rookie shooting guard O.J. Mayo cored just 11 points on 4-for-14 shooting from the field after injuring his left hip during the first quarter.
“It was pretty much nagging me throughout the game,” said Mayo, who is averaging 19.7 points. “It probably would have been best to just sit out but I tried to fight through it. That side was pretty sore. You really don’t know how much you need it until it happens to be injured. It kind of kept me back a little bit.”
Here is a look at tonight’s key trends, followed by my in-depth analysis and NBA Free Pick.
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Memphis
Cleveland is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 7 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis’s last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis’s last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers -8½ -110
Memphis Grizzlies +8½ -110
Over 185 -110
Under 185 -110
Analysis: I won’t waste a lot of time with a long-winded explanation on how the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to spank the Grizzlies senseless tonight. I’ll just come out and say it. The Cavs are going to spank the Grizz, like, really bad tonight.