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2022 NBA Handicapping
(10-7) Portland Trail Blazers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (11-6)
Date: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: Trail Blazers +281 | Cavaliers -330 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: CLE -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 217
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The road Trail Blazers come into this off a 119-111 road loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. They entered that one as 9.5-point favorites and covered for the first time in four outings.
The home Cavaliers come into this one off a 114-102 home win over the Atlanta Hawks. They entered that one as 3-point favorites and covered for the third time in as many outings—three straight home games.
On the year, Portland is 12-5 against the spread. Cleveland is 10-6-1 ATS.
These two teams have not faced off yet during the 2022-23 regular season and won’t face off again until Thursday, Jan .12 at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon after this one.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers have battled injuries across their core all season, but watching Damian Lillard hit the sidelines twice now has hurt this team’s uprising start to 2022-23.
The good news, which I’ve harped on now for a couple of weeks, is that the Blazers are getting major contributions from players like Jerami Grant, Shaedon Sharpe, Anfernee Simons and, for the most part, Jusuf Nurkic.
Along with Lillard, the Blazers list Keon Johnson and Gary Payton II as OUT, while Josh Hart is listed as Day-to-Day as of this writing.
On the year, Portland is scoring 109.9 points per contest, which puts the team in 21st as of Tuesday night.
In terms of advanced stats, the Trail Blazers score 109.5 points per 100 possessions. That number places them in 14th—a tie with the defending champion Golden State Warriors.
Defensively, this groups allows 108.9 points per night, putting them in 7th so far this season—directly behind the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Looking at Defensive Efficiency, Portland gives up 108.7 points per 100 possessions—a number that ranks 12th on the year, which puts them in a tie with the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls.
On the year, the Cavaliers are scoring 115.6 points per game. That number puts them in 8th across the NBA so far this season.
Looking at the advanced stats, they’re scoring 112.9 points per 100 possessions—a number that puts them in 5th.
Defensively, Cleveland is giving up 108.2 points per night, which ranks 6th in the NBA during the first month-plus of the 2022-23 regular season.
Looking at Defensive Efficiency, the Cavaliers give up 106.3 points per 100 possessions, putting them in 3rd across the Association, tying them with the Philadelphia 76ers.
On the injury report, Cleveland lists Caris LeVert, Dean Wade, Dyland Windler and Ricky Rubio as OUT.
As of this writing, Kevin Love is listed as Day-to-Day.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Cavaliers are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 home games.
- Cavaliers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Cavaliers are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- Over is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in Cleveland.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
The Blazers have a lot to prove in the middle of a skid after their darling-status start to the 2022-23 regular season. But this game, on the road against a Cavaliers team that has re-gained its own momentum, doesn’t seem like the one where it happens. Not with Lillard in street clothes.
I’m picking the Cavs straight up here while laying the points.
Portland will bounce back, but this feels like one that could get out of hand early.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: CLE -8.5
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