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2021 NBA Handicapping
(9-6) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets (10-4)
Date: Wednesday, November 17th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Cavaliers + | Nets – (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: Nets -13
NBA Betting Total: 207
Wednesday, November 17th finds the Cleveland Cavaliers facing the Brooklyn Nets in their first meeting this season.
Brooklyn is playing the second game of a back-to-back set having played the Warriors on Tuesday while the Cavaliers lost to the Celtics in the second consecutive game versus Boston.
Last season, the squads played three times with the Cavaliers taking two of the three contests. The Cavaliers hold the all-time record having bested the Nets in 104 of their 184 matches.
The glass slipper of the Cinderella team from the East has slipped off with the recent rash of injuries. First Collin Sexton was lost to a torn meniscus.
Now the Cleveland Towers are both down albeit for a shorter time frame but nonetheless, it will impact the club who were rolling.
Let’s not forget Lauri Markkanen and Kevin Love are still out. Hmmm- did the Cavs consult a fortune teller in the offseason? Maybe that explains the wealth of big men on the club (I didn’t even mention Ed Davis)
Allen missed his second game due to an illness but it sounds like it’s a stomach ailment or the typical flu. Mobley is more concerning as he injured his elbow on a freak play with Enes Kanter which will cause him to miss between two and four weeks.
Both Markkanen and Love are getting closer to a return (presumably this week) so perhaps this could work out to be a blessing in disguise to utilize them and for Love, in particular, to drum up some trade talk.
In the loss to Boston, Ricky Rubio led the way with 28 points continuing his newfound penchant for drilling shots from behind the arc (4 of 8). Cedi Osman offered 26 points, Darius Garland added 17 and Isaac Okoro chipped in 12 points.
Love has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday and Lamar Stevens (ankle) is questionable.
Allen (illness), Mobley (elbow sprain), Markkanen (COVID), and Sexton (knee) are all out.
It’s a major break for the Nets that the Cavaliers won’t have either of their starting big men or Markkanen as they pose matchup problems for Brooklyn.
Instead, the Nets should be able to drive the paint and mix up their inside-outside scoring although the former hasn’t been one of their better skills this season — they rank dead last with 36.6 points scored in the paint per game.
Nor is Brooklyn a strong rebounding team ranking 30th on the offensive glass. Therefore the absence of Allen and Mobley will have a major impact in this particular contest.
Kevin Durant has been performing at an MVP level and James Harden is working through his early shooting struggles looking more comfortable with each game.
They’ll get a big test on Tuesday facing the league-best Warriors as KD takes on his former club and players that he won two championships with.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in the last 10 head to head
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 meetings
- Over Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction:
The Cavs will have the rest advantage but unless Kevin Love channels his prime when he was a walking double-double in his first game back the match should be an easy victory for Brooklyn but 13 points even for a decimated Cavs team is a bit too generous.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavaliers +13
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