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(24-11) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Utah Jazz (15-21)
Date: Saturday December 30
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Cleveland -165 / Utah +145
NBA Betting Odds: Cleveland -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 207.5
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Saturday is LeBron James’ 33rd birthday. He says he’s grateful for another year of life and that getting to play an NBA game on this birthday is “literally icing on the cake.”
He’s played six times on his birthday in his NBA career already and he’s gone off; he’s averaging 33.5 points, on 56 percent shooting from the floor. So it’s safe to say the Jazz is in trouble.
Cleveland has lost two in a row and doesn’t want to end 2017 with three losses in a row. The last game in Sacramento was a let-down spot, according to Dwyane Wade.
Stretches like that happen and Cleveland will be just fine. They are half a game behind Toronto, though, and lagging behind Boston, which has five more wins and just one less loss.
Isaiah Thomas is on his way back. He wanted to play against Sacramento but the Cavs have waited this long so they’re going to wait at least another week. Thomas won’t play until at least Tuesday. The Cavs are in Boston on Wednesday, if they care to wait just one more day.
The Jazz have lost three in a row, including a 25-point loss in its last game in Golden State.
Donovan Mitchell returned and scored 17 points in 35 minutes. Derrick Favors also played after missing a game before and also got 17.
Rudy Gobert is out and isn’t yet close to coming back. Jonas Jerebko didn’t play in the last game, either. That appeared to be just for rest, as he wasn’t listed in the injury report. The Jazz missed him, though and that says a lot about this team and the talent deficiency it’s dealing with.
Utah plays really tough at home, but I’m skeptical that it is going to be in this season for the long haul. Donovan Mitchell has been awesome but he’s really being asked to be do a lot and that rookie wall could be anywhere. You never know when it hits.
NBA Betting Trends:
- CLE are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Sat. games.
- Over is 13-5 in CLE last 18 Sat. games.
- UTA are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Sat. games.
- UTA are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- UTA are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Central.
- Head to Head: CLE are 1-6-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Utah.
- Head to Head: Home team is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction: Cleveland will win and cover quite easily.
There’s LeBron’s birthday; there’s Cleveland bouncing back from a bad loss against the Kings; and there’s all of Utah’s struggles lately. I like Cleveland by double-digits.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cleveland -3.5
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 110 – Utah 99
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