Nuggets vs. Cavs Prediction
Will the Nuggets and Cavaliers light up the scoreboard tonight when the two teams square off in Cleveland at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cavaliers are 12-point home favorites versus the Nuggets after opening as a 13.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 228.5, but apparently it wasn't high enough because it jumped to 230.
DENVER KEY TRENDS: The Nuggets are 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 games overall and are 21-5 against the number in their last 26 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game. That said, they have not been a good bet playing on zero rest, going just 2-7 at the betting window in their last nine games when playing the second contest of a back-to-back.
CLEVELAND KEY TRENDS: The Cavaliers are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four games playing on one day of rest and have covered in four of their last five games overall. That said, they're just 4-10 at the betting window versus Western Conference foes and have failed to cover in five of their last six games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in its previous game as well.
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OUR PREDICTION: The over is 10-4 in the Nuggets' last 14 road games, is 10-1 in their last 11 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game, and is 12-4 in their last 16 games coming off a win. On the other side, the over is 11-1 in the Cavs' last 12 games coming off a loss, is 5-0 in their last five games overall, and is 5-1 in their last six home games.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: NUGGETS/CAVS OVER 230