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(25-20) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (27-17)
Date: Saturday January 20th
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: Cavaliers -160
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 220
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The Oklahoma City Thunder are looking to figure things out this season, as they travel to face the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers. The Thunder are riding a three game win streak, but are 9-13 on the road this season. Cleveland is 1-4 over their last five games, but recently beat the Magic, 104-103. The one point win could build confidence for Cleveland.
The last time the Thunder and Cavaliers took the court against each other, was last season the two teams split the series, 1-1. Oklahoma City won the last game, 118-109.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City seems to have figured things out over the last three games. The Thunder have won three in a row, and looking to make it four against the Cavaliers. Oklahoma City ha been suspect on the road, carrying a 9-13 road record this season.
Oklahoma City recently beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-90. The Thunder were led by Carmelo Anthony. Anthony finished the game with 27 points, on 10 of 15 shooting from the floor. Stephen Adams finished the game with 21 points
Aside from their win against the Lakers, Oklahoma City has been playing balanced all year. Russell Westbrook leads the team in almost every category. He is averaging 24.8 points, 9.7 rebounds and 9.9 assists per game this year. Almost averaging a triple double again this season.
With Russell Westbrook on the Thunder, the team is always in games. The Thunder’s 9-13 road record is something to be concerned with, but expect the Thunder to pull everything together before the playoffs start. Paul George is due for a big game.
Oklahoma City is allowing 100.8 points per game this year. Good enough for third in the NBA this season. Expect another solid team defense performance in this one.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are a team in trouble right now. I understand that every year we talk about how a LeBron James team is in trouble, but this year is different. The Cavaliers don’t have a top 10 player in Kyrie Irving on the court. Instead the Cavaliers are working with a banged up older roster that is prone to injury.
LeBron James can only do so much for Cleveland. He is averaging 27 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists per game this season. James needs someone else to step up and help him shoulder the load. Kevin Love is averaging 19 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. If Isaiah Thomas can stat scoring like his old self, the Cavaliers are going to be a difficult win.
The Cavaliers are a middle of the pack defense this season. Cleveland is allowing 108.6 points per game this year. Good enough for 25th in the NBA this year. Expect Cleveland to be ready. The Cavaliers are 16-5 this year at Quicken Loans Arena.
NBA Betting Trends:
- OKC are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Central.
- Under is 8-2 in OKC last 10 games as an underdog.
- Under is 6-2 in OKC last 8 Sat. games.
- CLE are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Sat. games.
- CLE are 15-36-1 ATS in their last 52 games overall.
- Under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Cleveland
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
Oklahoma City has plenty of scoring options on the court against Cleveland. Look for a good game from Paul George. If he can get going, the Thunders chances of winning improve.
The Cavaliers really need this game. Expect Isaiah Thomas to score 15 points or more. LeBron James should score 30 or more points in this game. He is on his way to 30,000 career points
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavaliers -3.5
Take the Cavaliers at home to cover. LeBron and company will cover the spread at home.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cavaliers 115 – Thunder 102
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