Can Cavaliers bounce back vs. Nets?
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets are both coming off losses. Which one will rebound when they meet tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Cleveland is the big favorite in this game, as the Cavaliers are getting odds of -14.5 points against the Nets. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 210.5 points.
Cleveland is 52-22 on the season, 30-7 at home and 32-39-3 against the spread. Brooklyn is 21-53 overall, 7-29 on the road and 37-36-1 against the spread. The Cavaliers have won two of the three meetings with the Nets this season, but Brooklyn is 2-0-1 against the spread in those three games. These two have hit the under in four straight.
The Cavaliers are coming off a 106-100 loss to the Rockets on Tuesday when they rested LeBron James. They also suffered a 104-95 loss to the Nets last week on the road, as the Cavs are just 2-7 against the spread in their last nine. Brooklyn has lost its last two games, but is 3-2 ATS in its last five. The Cavs should definitely win, but asking them to win by 15 is a lot right now, as Cleveland hasn’t been able to blow away many opponents as of late. Brooklyn has covered in 9 straight after allowing 125 points in their previous game, and they are coming off a big loss to Orlando on Tuesday night. Look for the Nets to be motivated tonight against the Cavs and keep the game competitive.
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