Tonight at 7:30 ET, the Brooklyn Nets (20-30) will host the Cleveland Cavaliers (33-16) in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Cavaliers are currently on a seven game winning streak and are favored by 6 points (-235 Moneyline) over the Nets (+190 Moneyline) at DraftKings.
This game will be played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and can be seen on YES.
Cleveland Cavaliers Preview
As the Cavaliers look to extend their win streak to eight games, they are favored by 6 points against the Nets. This season, Cleveland has been the favorite in 31 of their 49 games and has a record of 25-6 in those games.
When looking at their ATS record, the Cavaliers are 26-21 for the season and 12-9 on the road. Their straight-up road record is 15-8. In their last game, the Cavaliers were favored by 11.5 points but won by just eight (114-106).
The O/U line for the Cavaliers’ last game against the Wizards was 234.5, and the teams combined for 220 points. This season, the average combined scoring total in Cavaliers games is 224.3 points.
On the season, the Cavaliers have an O/U record of 23-25-1. Today’s O/U line is set at 223 points, and their games have averaged 225.8 points.
In the Eastern Conference standings, the Cavaliers are currently in 2nd place with a record of 33-16. In the Central Division, they are also in 1st place. In their last game, the Cavaliers defeated the Wizards by a score of 114-106.
When it comes to scoring, the Cavaliers are 17th in the NBA, averaging 114.8 points per game. However, they have been a better offensive team at home, where they are 16th in scoring compared to 20th on the road.
So far this season, Cleveland has outscored the NBA scoring average in 44.9% of their games. In terms of pace, the Cavaliers are 20th in the league at 98.1 possessions per game.
When looking at their shooting, the Cavaliers are 10th in field goal percentage at 48%. From two-point range, they are 7th in the NBA at 56% but have struggled at the free-throw line, ranking 28th in attempts.
So far, the Cavaliers’ defense is ranked 3rd in the league at 109.6 points per contest. Most recently, the Cavaliers’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 106 points to the Wizards.
Brooklyn Nets Preview
Today, the Nets are looking to snap a two-game losing streak as they take on the Cavaliers. In their last game, Brooklyn lost to the Mavericks by a score of 119-107. The combined scoring total in that game was 226, which was below the O/U line of 236.5.
As the underdog, the Nets are 9-25 straight-up and 14-18 against the spread. Today, they are getting 6 points as the underdog, and their ATS losing streak as the underdog is at 2 games.
For the season, the Nets are 20-30 and are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 14-14 and 2-5 against Atlantic Division opponents.
This season, the Nets have an O/U record of 25-25, and their games have averaged a combined 229.5 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 223, and their last two games have gone under the O/U line.
So far this season, the Nets are averaging 114.1 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 114.5 points per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, Brooklyn is 6th in the league in both three-point makes and attempts. However, they are just 26th in two-point field goal percentage.
Overall, the Nets are 26th in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of pace, they are 24th in the NBA at 97.9 possessions per game.
On defense, Nets is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 115.4 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Nets are forcing 11.8 per game, which is 4th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 10th in blocked shots at 5.5 per game.
The Cavaliers and Nets did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Cavaliers have a record of 3-0. However, against the spread the Nets went 2-1. The over/under record in these matchups was 2-1 on an average of 222 points per game. The last three times, the Cavaliers have matched up against the Nets on the road, they are 1-2 vs. the spread.
How to Bet Nets vs. Cavaliers in New York
The Cavaliers is our selection to secure the victory, with a projected score of 112-105. We also like them to cover the spread, so we suggest betting on the Cavaliers at -6. As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 223, and our model projects the Cavaliers and Nets to reach a combined total of 217 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
- SportsBettingNY ATS Prediction: Cavaliers -6
- SportsBettingNY OU Prediction: Under 223