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(29-8) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trailblazers (17-23)
Date: Wednesday January 11
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: The Moda CenterPortland, OR
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Cavs -4
NBA Betting Total: 218.5
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The rich keep getting richer, as the defending champion Cavs just pulled off a trade with the Hawks to get Kyle Korver, who is one of the best 3-pt shooters in the league.
The Cavs lost their last game and while they are still atop the Eastern Conference they are only 3.5 games up on the Raptors.
The Blazers had a tough couple of weeks, but they have won 3 of their last 5 games. They are tied with the Kings for the 8th spot in the Western Conference.
In their last games the Blazers beat the L.A. Lakers 108-87 and the Cavs lost to the Utah Jazz 100-92.
The Cavs rank 4th in the league in points per game and 11th in opponents’ points per game.
In their loss to the Jazz in their last game the Cavs struggled on both ends of the floor only shooting 36.5% from the field and allowing Utah to shoot 48.1%.
Cleveland only shot 29% from behind the 3-pt arc and in the 2nd quarter they were outscored 27-12.
Korver did not have the best game for his new team only scoring 2 points in 18 minutes only going 1/5 from the field and missing both of his 3-pointers.
LeBron James had a solid game against the Jazz going for 29 points on 10/20 shooting, but while the other 2 of the Big 3 in Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love combined for 32 points they only combined to shoot 9/32 from the floor.
The Blazers need to take a page from the Jazz in their win, as King James cannot be stopped, but keeping Love and Irving from having big games is key for their D.
The Cavs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games facing the Blazers.
This season the Cavs are 10-6 on the road.
The Blazers rank 5th in the league in points per game, but only 27th in opponents’ ppg.
While the Blazers have struggled on D for the season in their last win over the Lakers they held them to 38.6% shooting while they shot 50.6% from the floor.
Portland outscored L.A. 53-30 in the 2nd half.
Damian Lillard did not have a great shooting night, but he and C.J. McCollum combined for 45 points in the Lakers win. This duo got help as well with 2 other starters going for at least 11 points.
Lillard and McCollum are each averaging over 23 ppg and Lillard ranks 7th in the league in scoring.
This is the first match up between these teams this season.
The Blazers are 10-8 at home this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- CLE is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- CLE is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- CLE is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
- PORT is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- PORT is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- PORT is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Prediction:
The betting trends for the Cavs point to them not covering.
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Coming off a loss they will get back on track in Portland with a win and they will cover.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 107 Portland 100
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