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2021 NBA Handicapping
(15-7) Utah Jazz vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (13-10)
Date: Sunday, December 5th
Time: 3:30 PM (ET)
Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: Jazz | Cavaliers (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 213
Sunday, December 5th the Utah Jazz face the Cleveland Cavaliers for the first meeting between the clubs in the 2021-22 season. Both teams last played on Friday with the Cavaliers defeating the Wizards 116-101 and the Jazz outlasting the Celtics 137-130 in an offensive feast.
Last season the teams played twice with the Jazz winning both contests and possess a current win steak of six games in a row running back to December 30th of 2017. The Jazz holds the all-time record having bested the Cavaliers in 60 of their 108 matches.
This is the first of a four-game road trip for the Jazz who arrive having won seven of their last nine matches. Their most recent victory came against the Celtics with Utah sizzling from the perimeter.
The Jazz hit 27 of their 51 attempted 3-pointers for a ridiculous 52.9 percent efficiency. It marked the most triples they’ve made this season and contributed 81 of their 137 points.
Star Donovan Mitchell led the way with 34 points, six assists, and drained six of his own 3-point attempts. Mike Conley was perfect from deep hitting all seven of his 3-point shots contributing to his 29 points adding seven assists.
Big man Rudy Gobert registered a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds. Back from missing the last two games, Royce O’Neale was a key contributor offering his own double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds plus five assists.
Bojan Bogdanovic (16) and Jordan Clarkson (11) were the other double-figure scorers.
Udoka Azubuike (ankle) and Elijah Hughes (abdominal) are questionable for Sunday.
Since the Cavaliers welcomed their rookie Evan Mobley back from missing four games they haven’t lost. The four-game win streak began at home against Orlando but the last three came on the road against tough opponents (Mavericks, Heat, Wizards).
During the four games the Cavs are beating their opponents by an average of 18 points. Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff is utilizing a very different style with a trio of bigs who are 6’11 (Jarrett Allen) and 7′ (Mobley, Lauri Markkanen).
While their peers shift to using small-ball lineups part of the reason the Cavaliers are successful using a big lineup is all three are capable of defending guards and agile on their feet.
Cleveland led by as many as 36 points on Friday and shot well from deep connecting on 13 of 30 attempts or 43.3 percent. Meanwhile, their length allows them to defend the perimeter well holding opponents to 32.8 percent which ranks sixth overall.
Since returning from missing three games Jarrett Allen has delivered six consecutive double-doubles including his Friday output of 25 points and 11 rebounds. Darius Garland also delivered a double-double of 32 points and 10 assists plus eight rebounds and a steal.
The other double-figure scorers were Lauri Markkanen and Kevin Love with 15 and 13 respectively. Mobley had an off shooting night scoring only six points (3 of 12) although he added seven rebounds four assists and three blocks.
Dean Wade (calf strain) and Cedi Osman (back) are questionable for Sunday. Collin Sexton (knee) is gone for the remainder of the season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Jazz are 8-2 in the last 10 head to head
- The Jazz are 9-0-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
- Over Under is 2-8 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
Free Utah Jazz vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction
Although the Jazz is a deep club that has defensive specialist Rudy Gobert the Cavaliers offer strong opposition with their length and ability to defend the perimeter.
I might be giving Cleveland too much credit but I think they’ll present a real issue for the smaller Mitchell and Conley to deal with and can counteract the size of Gobert with their trio of bigs.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavaliers +4.5
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