Cavs vs. Thunder Prediction

Will Thursday's Cavs vs. Thunder matchup be low-scoring? 2/9/17

Will tonight's matchup between the Cavs and Thunder be low-scoring for bettors at 8:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Thunder are now 1.5-point home favorites versus the Cavs after opening as a 3-point underdog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 218 but has been bet down to 216.5.

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Cleveland enters play having won six of its last 10 games and is 5-5 against the spread over that stretch. The Cavs beat the Pacers 132-117 in Indiana last night, giving them four straight wins over their last four games. LeBron James finished with 25 points, six rebounds, nine assists, one steal and a blocked shot in the win, while Kyrie Irving scored 29 points.

Oklahoma City is 5-5 over its last 10 games but does have a winning record against the spread during that span, going 6-4 at the betting window. Ironically, the Thunder's last game also came in Indiana, where they lost 93-90 on Monday. Russell Westbrook just missed a triple-double, hitting 10-of-27 shots for 27 points and a season-high 18 rebounds with nine assists.

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OUR PREDICTION: The under is 6-1-1 in the last eight meetings between these two teams in Oklahoma City and is 5-1 in the last six meetings overall. The under is also 7-3 in the Cavs' last 10 games versus an opponent with a winning record and is 5-1 in the Thunder's last six home games when taking on an opponent with a winning road record.

 

THURSDAY NBA PREDICTION: CAVS/THUNDER UNDER 216.5

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