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2022 NBA Handicapping
(24-18) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. OKC Thunder (14-27)
Date: Saturday, January 15th, 2022
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Paycom Center
NBA Moneyline Odds: Cavaliers OFF |Thunder OFF (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -6.5 / Thunder +6.5
NBA Betting Total: 209
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be on the road to take on the OKC Thunder on Saturday, January 15th.
The tip-off is set for 8:00 ET from Paycom Center.
Cleveland started off as 6.5 point favorite and that number is up to 7.5 in some spots. I have seen the total go from 208.5 to 209.
The Cavaliers have played quite well this year. It is hard not to be impressed by what this team has done so far.
This team has won three of their last four. So far, their road trip as gone well and they will look for that to continue when they face off with the Thunder.
Even though I have been impressed with this team, I still would not put them in the upper tier of the East. They still have some work to do if they wish to get there.
I am not sure if anyone had this team playing like they have been. This is a club that has totally surprised folks, but we are starting to realize that they are legit and it makes me want to see more of what they can do.
Cleveland last played on Wednesday, where they beat the Utah Jazz by a score of 111-91. That was an impressive win for them over one of the best teams in the NBA.
The offense was nice and smooth in the win over Utah. Lamar Stevens was the leading scorer with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Lauri Markkanen also chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. On any given night, it seems like they can get solid contributions from multiple different people on the offensive side of the ball.
Overall, the Thunder have not been all that impressive this season. They have yet to play on a consistent enough level, which will have to change if they wish to make anything out of their season.
Right now, Oklahoma City has a record of 14-27, which puts them in 14th place in the Western Conference. The only team that is below them are the Houston Rockets.
This is a team that has some talent, but they do not have enough to win on a high level. To me, they are going to have to go out there and acquire some other players to go along with their best guy, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
This bunch beat the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday by a score of 130-109. That was an impressive win for them over one of the best teams in the sport.
The aforementioned SGA was the leading scorer in the win over Brooklyn with 33 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists. In a season mostly full of disappointment, he has been a true bright spot for them.
NBA Betting Trends:
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. OKC Thunder NBA Analysis:
After picking up a win over the Nets, I would expect the Thunder to come out playing confident and sharp. They will once again be facing a team that is better than them, but weirder things have happened before.
Before the Cavs can worry about Oklahoma City, they have to first focus on beating the Spurs, who they play on Friday. It is never an easy thing to get a win on the second night of a back-to-back.
Listen, I get that the Thunder pulled off the upset in their last game, but the Cavs really need to be able to get this game. It would be a very nice way to end their road trip before they get back to action on Monday.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder ATS
Oklahoma City may not be a great team, but they sometimes can surprise people by being competitive in games. I am not saying they will win here, but I do feel they can keep this game close.
In this spot, I just do not love the Cavs laying the points here. 6.5 is too high for me to lay with a team on the second night of a back-to-back, especially when they are not dominant.
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