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(43-29) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets (23-50)
Date: Sunday March 25
Time: 1:00PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 228
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Cleveland was able to get the better of Brooklyn back in February winning on their home court 129-123, but backers of Brooklyn were cheering as the Nets were able to cover the 10 point spread. This time around Cleveland will be making a visit to Brooklyn as they look to continue jockeying for a better playoff seed. The Cavaliers opened as eight point favorites, but have slowly dropped down to 6.5 point favorites, while 64% of the public is backing them.
Since head coach Tyronn Lue took a leave of absence, Cavaliers have been using it as a rallying point climbing out of their slump winning their last three contests. Their most recent outing was a blowout win at home against a tanking Phoenix squad in which they won 120-95.
After trailing early in the second quarter to Phoenix, Cleveland started kicking on all cylinders scoring 39 points in the quarter and did not look back after that winning. They were able to convert 49% of their shots, while also out-rebounding Phoenix 65 to 46.
On the road Cleveland has been efficient as they come ranking 5th in PPG, 6th in FG% and 5th in 3PT%. The defense has been sub-par ranking 20th in PPG, 13th in FG%, 5th in 3PT% and 26th in RPG.
They have been stroking the basketball recently converting 52% of their shots in their last five contests, which is better than their season average 47.7%. On the defensive side they have been a bit lax giving up 112.6 PPG in that span.
Another team in the process of tanking, Brooklyn has only won three of their last 10 contests, but they have surprisingly gone 6-4 ATS, so it shows they are playing competitively. Their most recent outing was a close 112-116 loss to Toronto, but they were able to cover the 11 point spread.
It was an efficient shooting performance from Brooklyn as they drained 48.8% of their shots and sunk 40.7% of their threes. Overall it statistically was an even game, it’s just a couple extra things went Toronto’s way and they were able to escape with the four-point win, it happens.
At home Brooklyn’s offense has seen it’s fair share of struggles as they rank 19th in PPG, 30th in FG% and 23rd in 3PT%. Defensively, they haven’t fared too well ranking 26th in PPG, 16th in FG%, 23rd in 3PT% and 30th in RPG.
In their last five contests Brooklyn has been draining 47% of their shots, which is a nice boost from their season average of 43.89%. The defense has been a tad more lax than Cleveland’s as they are giving up 113.6 PPG in that span, which is a little higher than their season average of 110.4 PPG.
NBA Betting Trends:
- CLE are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 Sun. games.
- CLE are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Over is 10-4 in CLE last 14 Sun. games.
- Over is 7-2 in BK last 9 games following a ATS win.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction: Cleveland squeaks past Brooklyn on the road
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavaliers -6.5
Cleveland has gone 3-8 SU and 0-5 ATS versus Brooklyn, so it doesn’t surprise me to see the spread drop in favor of Brooklyn. You also have to notice that even though the majority of the public is backing Cleveland, the line spread keeps dropping for them, so the money is on Brooklyn’s side.
However, Cleveland has now found something to play for and that type of spirit can be contagious in a good way. I expect this rejuvenated squad to handle their business on the road against a Brooklyn squad that has been pesky in recent history. The spread has dropped just enough to where I feel comfortable laying the points and going with the road fave.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cavaliers 117 – Nets 109
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