2017-2018 NBA Previews – Cavaliers Odds
Looking for 2017 Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions? We’ve got your back. The Cleveland Cavaliers had another really nice season that ended with another showdown with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. The Finals didn’t go how they had hoped though and they were defeated.
Cleveland Cavaliers Season Preview
Head Coach: Tyronn Lue
2017-17 Record: 51-31
Cavaliers Odds to NBA Title: +400
Cavaliers Odds to Win Conference: -182
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This team looks a lot different then the one that was in the NBA Finals though.
Yes they still have LeBron and Kevin Love but gone is Kyrie and Derrick Rose and Dwayne Wade has been added to the fold.
Cleveland Cavaliers Strengths:
When you have LeBron James on your team that is a always the number one strength. He has the stats that he could win MVP year in and year out, and that should be no different this year.
But around him are a couple more strengths this year. The big strength this year is going to be their depth, something they have struggled with at times since LeBron came back to Cleveland.
They have Jae Crowder and Jeff Green who are both really good players and should be able to really help the depth of this team.
With Dwayne Wade coming over from the Chicago Bulls that allows JR Smith to move to the bench, and that should open up some more shots for him.
Kevin Love also will be playing the Center position which moves Tristan Thompson to the bench. The second unit should be able to play a lot more minutes this year which should keep the starters and everyone more fresh.
This team also has scoring all around this team, and they should be able to run up the score against a lot of teams.
It might take a bit for this team to gel with all the new guys coming in, but once they are it’s going to be a scary sight for opposing teams.
Another strength of this team has to be that they play in the Eastern Conference. It’s the weaker conference by a wide margin, which should make it a much easier course to get back the NBA Finals.
Cleveland Cavaliers Weaknesses:
For as many strengths as the Cleveland Cavaliers have they still have some weaknesses that will be need to be addressed.
For one Isiah Thomas isn’t expected to be back until after Christmas so they are going to need to find a way to survive without him for the first part of the year.
This team is also an older bunch and they are only a couple of injuries away from their season going completely by the way side
They also need to find a way to keep motivated during the regular season so they can lock up that number one seed. At times last year they looked like they could care less about the regular season games and were just ready for the playoffs to come around.
There are also the rumors that LeBron James is leaving after this season, and it will be interesting if that becomes a distraction for the team this year.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Prediction: 54- 28
Vegas has set the over/under at 53.5 for this team which it’s hard to predict exactly how they will do in the regular season because it’s hard to know how they will do without Thomas.
I expect this team will struggle early in the season because of all the new guys, but they will still win their fair share of games.
I think by the time the playoffs come around they will be a complete unit and they will be ready for their run for the NBA Finals.
They will once again reach the Finals, and once again they will be bounced in six or seven games by the Golden State Warriors.
I think in the regular season they will cover the over, but it will be very close. That is an over/under I would probably stay away from.
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