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(38-28) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Phoenix Suns (19-49)
Date: Tuesday March 13
Time: 10:00PM EST
Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -7
NBA Betting Total: 230
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In their first matchup of the year, Cleveland will continue their road trip into Phoenix after a rough 113-127 loss to a hot Los Angeles Lakers team. Cleveland opened as seven point favorites while the line has remained stagnant thus far. About 72% of the public is backing Cleveland, but no line movement.
It has been an unfortunate time for LeBron James and company as they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 contests, and only 3-7 ATS. Meanwhile they have lost two straight on the road and have three more road games to complete their six-game road trip.
The shooting hasn’t been too shabby on this road trip shooting 46.8% from the field, which is a tad under their season average of 47.4%. The defense hasn’t been all there giving up 117 PPG during this road trip, but it could be due to Cleveland dealing with injuries.
On the road Cleveland’s offense ranks 6th in PPG, 7th in FG% and 4th in 3PT%. They don’t fully exert themselves defensively on the road as they rank 20th in PPG, 18th in FG%, 6th in 3PT% and 25th in RPG.
With injuries to the likes of Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson and Rodney Hood, LeBron’s team is dealing with some depth issues, which isn’t something you want to deal with on a road trip. Luckily they are facing a Phoenix squad that is in the process of tanking, so they won’t have to worry about scoring points.
Phoenix has won only once in their last 10 contests, while they are currently riding a five-game losing streak. In their defense, seven of their last 10 games have been on the road, so it should be nice to play in the comfort of their confines.
It is also encouraging to see that they have gone 5-5 ATS in that span so it shows they are playing competitively.
In their last five game the offense has been shooting at a 45.6% clip, which is better than their season average of 44.22%. On the other side, their defense continues to be one of the worst in the league as they have given up 119.8 PPG in their last five contests.
At home Phoenix’s offense is pretty inefficient ranking 24th in PPG, 27th in FG% and 29th in 3PT%. The defense is right there with the offense ranking 29th in PPG, 21st in FG%, 13th in 3PT% and 28th RPG.
When you are tanking the players will to go all-out on defense is being eroded away. They do get to take on a limping Cleveland team, so if their offense shows up they may be able to make this a close matchup.
NBA Betting Trends:
- CLE are 5-18 ATS in their last 23 vs. NBA Pacific.
- CLE are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 road games.
- PHO are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Tue. games.
- Under is 12-3-1 in the last 16 meetings.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction: Phoenix outlasts Cleveland in upset victory
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavaliers -7
Both teams are dealing with the late-grind, it’s just part of the NBA season, but Cleveland’s grind has left them without vital role players right now as they will be without Rodney Hood and Tristan Thompson. Devin Booker and Josh Jackson are dealing with injuries, but are probable for this contest
If this was any other team, Phoenix may not be fully focused, but this is a limping Cleveland team that just lost to the Lakers, what a better time than now for a young team to go at it with LeBron.
Not a lot of good basketball has been played recently by both these teams, so I’d feel safer backing the home team and the points over the road team that is in the midst of a six-game road trip and is dealing with injuries.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Phoenix 118 – Cleveland 114
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