Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Cavaliers vs Suns Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the Phoenix Suns Monday December 28 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Cleveland Cavaliers (19-9) vs. Phoenix Suns (12-20)
Date: Monday December 28th
Time:9:00 PM EST
Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
NBA Moneyline Odds: Cavaliers -300
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 202
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a lot of trouble scoring the basketball this past week whether or not Kyrie Irving has suited up. The team could get some help on that end of the floor on Monday when they visit the Phoenix Suns.
Irving took a seat Saturday when the team travelled to Portland, and the Cavaliers were embarrassed by the Trail Blazers in a 105-76 thrashing. That started with a poor performance from star forward LeBron James, who scored a season-low 12 points.
James hit on 4 of 13 shots from the field against Portland. It wasn’t a result many would have expected with the Trail Blazers having lost five in a row while allowing 106.0 points per game in the month of December entering the contest.
Cleveland hit on only 36.4 percent of its shot from the field in that game – the worst shooting performance by a Trail Blazers opponents in over a month. That game followed an NBA Finals rematch which the Cavaliers also lost, 89-83.
The Suns are coming off an embarrassing loss of their own, but this one came at home against the Philadelphia 76ers, who came to Phoenix with a 1-30 record and having lost 23 in a row on the road. If that’s not bad enough, Suns guard Eric Bledsoe left the game with a sprained knee.
The Suns lost that one 111-104, and while Bledsoe appears to have escaped serious injury, he could still be out until the All-Star break. The Suns have lost seven of 10 and 15 of their last 20 games. However, in Cleveland’s only trip to Phoenix last season, the Suns pulled out a 107-100 victory despite 33 points from LeBron James.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Cavaliers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against Western Conference opponents.
- The Cavaliers are 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a loss.
- The Cavaliers are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games played on a Monday.
- The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings between these teams.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Suns have their backs against the ropes entering this contest, but that’s particularly what makes them an attractive play.
This line is heavily inflated in the Cavaliers’ direction in the wake of the Bledsoe news, and the Suns’ loss to the 76ers.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Suns +8.5
Following that embarrassing loss, expect Phoenix to show a little professional pride in this one and give the Cavaliers their best shot, while also giving them a new look as Jeff Hornacek shakes up the team’s offense with the new personnel.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Suns 101 – Cavaliers 100
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