Cavaliers vs. Suns Pick
539 Cleveland Cavaliers at 540 Phoenix Suns, 10PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Cavaliers are listed as a 7.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 230.5 points.
Cleveland opened as a 7-point favorite and the total was at 230 points befure both lines moved up slightly. The spread is at -7.5 basically everywhere now, while the total is actually at 230 at most places while YouWager has it slightly higher.
As of Tuesday afternoon, 77 percent of public bets have come in on the visiting Cavaliers. Online wager info also says that exactly 50 percent of bets are on the over and the under.
INJURY TO WATCH
Cavaliers small forward Cedi Osman (hip) is questionable to play. Rodney Hood (back) is doubtful. Tristan Thompson (ankle) and Kevin Love (hand) are both out until late March. The Suns' TJ Warren (back spasms), Josh Jackson (knee) and Devin Booker (strained triceps) are all probable to play. Alan Williams (knee) is questionable to make his season debut.
Neither of these two teams play marginal defense, with the Cavs' D getting marginally better after their deadline trades. Phoenix has allowed at least 122 points in five of its last 10 games, while the Cavs' defense has been decimated their last two losses at the Nuggets and Clippers. My money is on both of these teams filling it up early and often, especially with the Suns getting all their offensive firepower back for this game.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CAVALIERS/SUNS OVER 230.5