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(38-28) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (41-26)
Date: Thursday March 15
Time: 10:00PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Portland -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 221
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For the next month until the playoffs start we are going to wonder about this Cleveland team. Were the roster reinforcements really enough to make this team a contender. Things are so bunchy in the middle of the Eastern Conference.
Portland is not Houston or Golden State but they have been playing great basketball lately, you just probably weren’t paying much attention.
Cleveland lost on the road to both Los Angeles teams but bounced back with a win at Phoenix. This team is just .500 on the road this season and the competition just jumped a notch again.
Beyond LeBron this team is very difficult to put your finger on and they are still without the services of maintstay big Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson. They are trying to find their best lineup. Rodney Hood and Cedi Osman are questionable for this one too.
You can’t question James who had a triple double against the Suns and is having one of his best statistical season averaging essentially 27/9/9. Some nights he can will his troops to victory.
Jordan Clarkson came off the bench against Phoenix and scored 23. I have always liked his game and think it is a good role for him to be a scorer as a 6th man. George Hill is probably better suited as the starting point guard, as much as this team actually has one.
With no Thompson and no Love this group is really playing small. Larry Nance Jr is playing some center and I could have sworn he was only listed at 6’7″ when he was playing at Wyoming.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers are on an awesome roll right now. Not only have they won 10 in a row but included in that streak are two wins over Golden State. They have also covered in seven straight. They are basically the hottest team in the Western Conference right now. I didn’t see it coming.
Especially not when there were rumours at the trade deadline that they were souring on CJ McCollum as a running mate for Damian Lillard. The duo are averaging close to 50ppg this season and McCollum is making over 42% of his threes creating space for the varied game of Lillard.
Jusuf Nurkic is the only other double digit scorer for Portland as this is essentially a great role playing team in terms of different players providing scoring, rebounding and defense. I never would have predicted this group to come together in this way but right now it is definitely working.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 5-0 in Cavaliers last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Under is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 games following a ATS win.
- Cavaliers are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games.
- Over is 4-0 in Trail Blazers last 4 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Trail Blazers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
No line posted yet but I have to think Portland will be the favourite at home.
Cleveland has been a terrible spread team this season but when they are underdogs they have been moneymakers. 10-5 ATS and 9-6SU, you gotta love the King.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Portland -3.5
It always tempting to back James, especially if you are getting some points like you might be here.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Trail Blazers 109 – Cavaliers 102
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