Free NBA Pick: Thunder vs. Cavaliers NBA Odds
Looking for Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Thunder taking on the Cavaliers on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Thunder Cavaliers matchup.
2021 NBA Handicapping
(11-18) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (10-20)
Date: Sunday, February 21
Time: 6:00 PM EST
Venue: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, OH.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Thunder -130 | Cavaliers +110
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -2
NBA Betting Total: O/U 213.5
On Sunday, February 21 the Cleveland Cavaliers play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder in their first meeting this season.
Last season, the squads played twice with the Thunder winning both contests. OKC holds the all-time record having won 67 matches of the 115 played.
Oklahoma City Thunder
While both the Thunder and Cavaliers appear lottery-bound with similar records the teams couldn’t be more different. For one the Thunder have an established culture and identity.
While the Cavs are getting blown out seemingly on a nightly basis, no elite team is safe when they face the Thunder. Case in point, they forced the Lakers to consecutive overtime games, and have beat the Nets, Blazers, Suns, and Bucks.
Moreover, they’ve accomplished this while often playing shorthanded with the bare minimum of players dressed.
After beating Milwaukee on Valentine’s Day they threatened a repeat performance on Friday through the first half but succumbed to a Bucks squad who were highly motivated to end their own five-game losing streak.
George Hill (thumb) has a projected return date of March 9th.
The Cavaliers have lost nine in a row and 13 of their last 15 games. Their most recent loss to Denver featured Jamal Murray going off for 50 points.
During the losing streak they’ve averaged 92.6 points per game and lost by an average of 21.4 points.
Friday’s 103-120 loss was made more difficult as Cleveland hadn’t played since Monday. Earlier this month, they got routed 95-133.
With so much time to prepare and a rest advantage, it’s likely the coach Bickerstaff hoped his young squad would want to send a message in response to being embarrassed by Denver on February 10th.
Taurean Prince (ankle) has missed the last two games and is listed as day-to-day. The Cavaliers and Andre Drummond have agreed to sit him until they can find a trade partner.
Larry Nance will miss up to six weeks after suffering a fractured hand. Kevin Love (calf) is ramping up his workouts but has yet to play this season. Likewise, Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) remains out with no timetable for return.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Thunder are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
Theoretically, this should be an easy win for the Thunder. Having faced six playoff seeds and the Grizzlies through their last seven games getting to play an opponent they can dominate from tip to buzzer will offer ample motivation.
I’d say the Cavs should be equally motivated given nine losses in a row but if they couldn’t get up to play better versus a team that beat them by 38 points I’m not sure the Thunder are the motivation elixir they need.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder ATS
OKC plays again on Monday and they’ve rested Al Horford on second games in back-to-back sets this season but with the Miami Heat up next perhaps they shift him to resting this game and keep him fresh to face Bam Adebayo.
If you’re looking for more NBA picks like this Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire 2021 NBA season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA predictions!
Register here for a FREE NBA Betting Account Now for Daily Free Picks & More Special Offers!