Free NBA Hoops Pick: Cavaliers vs Thunder Lines
Looking for Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder free plays? NBA betting sees the Cavs taking on the Thunder on Sunday February 21 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(39-14) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (40-15) Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Sunday February 21
Time: 3:30 PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City
NBA Moneyline Odds: Thunder -154, Cavs +125
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 215
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These are two of the best teams in the league featuring bona-fide superstars. It looks like the NBA is ramping up their Sunday now that the NFL is over.
LeBron vs. KD is a a treat and so is a battle between Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving.
If those guys are cancelling each other out it will be interesting to see who determines this one.
Cleveland is the top team in the East but it is these games against the top teams in the West that really determine how we look at them…and they know it.
Trips to Golden State and San Antonio have been busts but perhaps OKC will be a little easier to handle. The Cavs did win by four against the Thunder when hosting them in December.
Cleveland want to run more now and they did put up 120 in back to back games before the All-Star break but the competition has to be factored in.
Playing at a fast pace definitely is the way that OKC would prefer it so it will be interesting to see how the Cavs fare taking on elite team with their new strategy.
Of course Lebron is the ultimate equalizer. Not only can he get his but he can make it difficult for Durant to do the same.
Cleveland is a sub .500 ATS team on the road this season. It is tempting to back them in underdog roles though.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder have the third best record in the league and the conference and like Cleveland they are using this as a measuring stick game. They want to show they are closer to the Spurs and Warriors than the Cavs.
They also want to get back on track after a surprising home loss to Indiana to begin the second half. It was a classic case of their big two not getting enough support.
And what a two it is, after a superb All-Star game Westbrook dished out 18 assists while scoring 23 points in the loss. KD had 31 points.
The probably should have won with two forwards notching double-doubles but they collapsed in the fourth quarter.
Not playing a full game will bring them down against Cleveland too. The Cavaliers are not going to quit.
Kyrie Irving has to like the fact that it was Monta Ellis that did the damage for the Pacers. OKC had no answers for him as Dion Waiters was a total no-show.
Even though any guard combined with Westbrook would make for a good duo they are not getting much out of the two guard spot right now.
Oklahoma City could be a little undervalued off the loss.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 games following a ATS loss.
- Cavaliers are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- Over is 7-0 in Thunder last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Thunder are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games.
- Under is 7-1 in Thunder last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
The home team seems like the smart play here even though LeBron in an underdog role is always worth a shot.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OKC -3.5
Odds are if the Thunder win they will cover too.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma City 109 – Cleveland 102
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