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(42-25) Utah Jazz vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (44-22)
Date: Thursday March 16th
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, Cavaliers
NBA Moneyline Odds: Jazz -110, Cavaliers -110
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 209.5
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This Thursday will see an inter-conference showdown between two division leaders as the Utah Jazz travel to The Land to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Jazz have won two straight against the Cavs, including a 100-92 victory earlier this season on January 10th.
The Cavaliers demolished the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, winning 128-96 at home.
Before the win, Cleveland had lost four of five and needed to get back on the right track. Cleveland is still in 1st place in the Eastern Conference.
Utah has been one of the hottest teams in the league over the last two weeks, winning five of their last six. This will be the second of a back-to-back for the Jazz, as they take on the Pistons in Detroit on Wednesday.
Utah holds the 4th spot in the West.
The Jazz have been on a roll as of late, but they face a tough stretch coming up. They will begin a four-game road trip on Wednesday, taking on the Detroit Pistons.
They then turn around and take on the Eastern Conference leading Cavs the next night.
Utah holds a two-game lead over the Los Angeles Clippers for the 4th spot in the West, and they trail the Houston Rockets by four games.
The Jazz certainly don’t blow anyone away with their offense.
They average only 100.8 points per game which ranks 28th in the league. They rank 20th in rebounding with 43 and 28th in assists with only 19.6 per contest.
Defense is another story– the Jazz allow only 96.6 points per game which is 1st in the NBA.
Gordon Hayward leads the way for Utah with 22 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. George Hill contributes 17.4 points and 4.2 assists per contest. Rodney Hood and Rudy Gobert both add over 13 points per game.
The Cavs have been all over the place lately. They have lost four of their last six games but absolutely demolished the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.
LeBron James notched his 10th triple-double of the year (16 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists), and Kyrie Irving had a team-high 26 points in the 128-96 win.
The Cavs still hold a 2.5 game lead in the East, but the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards are beginning to creep up on them.
Cleveland averages 111 points per game which ranks 3rd in the NBA. They rank 15th in rebounding with 43.6 and 12th in assists with 22.7 per contest.
They have been sub-par defensively, allowing 106.5 points per game which ranks 21st in the league.
LeBron leads the way with 25.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game. Kyrie Irving adds 25.2 points and 5.9 assists.
The Cavs are still plagued by injuries, but Channing Frye, Richard Jefferson and Deron Williams have contributed nicely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Jazz are 5-0 ATS in last 5 games against NBA Central
- Jazz are 4-1 ATS in last 5 games against teams with winning percentage over .600
- Cavaliers are 1-3-1 ATS in last 5 games against teams with winning percentage over .600
- Underdog is 4-1 ATS in last 5 meetings
Free Utah Jazz vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
The Cavaliers are obviously the more talented team, but they have struggled to find anything resembling consistency over the last few weeks.
The Jazz are the complete opposite– they do not have amazing talent at every position, but they consistently play well as a unit.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Jazz +6.5
Fatigue might be an issue for the Jazz after a battle with the Pistons the night before, but I do not see them losing this by more than six points.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 97 – Cleveland 102
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