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2022 NBA Handicapping
(21-17) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (14-23)
Date: Friday, January 7th, 2022
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
NBA Moneyline Odds: Cavaliers -200 | Trail Blazers +160 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -4.5 / Trail Blazers +4.5
NBA Betting Total: 216
The Cleveland Cavaliers will start their West Coast trip, as they head to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers on Friday, January 7th.
The tip-off is set for 10:00 ET from Moda Center at the Rose Quarter.
Cleveland started off as a 4 point favorite and that number is now up to 4.5. The total has gone from 215.5 to 216.
The Cavaliers have had a strong season so far. I have really liked the way this team has played so far.
Things have mostly gone well for them, but they have lost three out of their last four games. They will look to get back to their winning ways when they face the Blazers.
This is a club that has definitely surprised some people. I do not think anyone had them being as good as they have been, but it is a good sign because they have not been competitive in some time.
When you look at their roster, it is not all that surprising that they have had success. They have a good mix of young talent and veterans, which is always essential in a winning culture.
Cleveland got beaten by the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday by a score of 110-106. It was a back-and-forth game throughout, but Memphis just made more good plays when it mattered most.
The offense was really not the issue for them in their last game, as five players ended up reaching double figures. The leading scorer was Darius Garland, who had 27 points and 10 assists. Also, Kevin Love had 18 points and 10 boards.
Portland Trail Blazers
Boy, things have just not worked out for the Blazers this year. They have definitely been one of the more disappointing teams in the league.
Right now, Portland has a record of 14-23, which puts them in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. I do not think anyone had them being in that position at this point in the season.
As if things could not get any worse for this team, their two best players are sidelined with injuries. You cannot make this kind of stuff up, man!
The Trail Blazers lost to the Miami Heat on Wednesday by a score of 115-109. The task will not get any easier for them on Friday when they face a good Cavs team.
With Lillard and McCollum out of the lineup, other players are going to have to step up for them. Realistically, I am not so sure that is going to happen.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The total has gone over in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games.
- The Cavaliers are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games on the road.
- The Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The Trail Blazers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games at home.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Analysis:
The Cavs have really not been playing all that well as of late and they have to get it going again. Friday is a good opportunity for them.
If you are Cleveland, this is a game you must take care of your business in. There is no excuse to lose to a team that is as depleted as Portland is.
The Blazers were already not playing well with their two best guys in the lineup and now they have to try and play well with them gone. Even though they are at home, beating Cleveland while they are short-handed is going to be one tall task.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavaliers ATS
Yes, the Cavs are dealing with some injuries of their own, but they still have a lot of their main guys in the lineup. I look for them to play well in this one.
As has been the case for a while now, the defense for Portland is simply not that good. I think they will get exposed on that side of the ball and I just do not see the offense for the Blazers being able to make up for the absence of Dame/CJ.
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