Will Cavs show up vs. the Nets?
Will the Cleveland Cavaliers show off their best tonight when they face the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Cavaliers are favored on the road tonight, as they are getting odds of -7.5 points against the Nets. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 208 points.
Cleveland is 51-20 overall, 21-14 on the road and 31-37-3 against the spread. Brooklyn is 19-51 overall, 12-24 at home and 35-34-1 against the spread. Cleveland has won six of the last seven in this series, but the two are 3-3-1 against the spread in those seven games. Cleveland has won both meetings this season, but the Nets are 1-0-1 ATS in the games.
The Cavs are coming off a 113-104 win over the Bucks at home last night while the Nets are coming off a 105-100 loss at home to the Hornets on Tuesday. Brooklyn has lost seven of its last eight. Cleveland is winning games, but not covering too often. The Cavs are just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 overall and 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 conference games. When Cleveland turns it on, the Cavs are very tough to deal with. However, Cleveland doesn’t seem to turn it on too much lately. Are they worn down, or are they conserving? They probably don’t need to sell out to beat the Nets, so don’t expect them to.
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