Spurs vs. Cavaliers Prediction
Will the San Antonio Spurs move away from the eighth seed in the West when they hit the road to face the Cleveland Cavaliers today at 3PM ET?
563 San Antonio Spurs vs. 564 Cleveland Cavaliers
Sunday, April 7, 2019
3PM ET – Quicken Loans Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Spurs are the clear favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -8.5 points against the Cavs. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 219 points. The public betting for this game currently has 59 percent going on the Spurs on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Spurs eighth in the West
San Antonio is coming off a 129-112 win at Washington on Friday for its third win in five games. However, the Spurs are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six. The Spurs are 46-34 on the season, 15-25 on the road, 42-36-2 against the spread and 43-36-1 with the over. The Spurs are the eighth seed in the West right now, ½ game behind OKC and 1 game behind the Clippers. They have secured their playoff spot.
The Spurs are putting up 111.7 points per game on offense this season while shooting 47.8 percent from the field and 39.3 percent from the arc. Defensively, San Antonio is giving up 110.4 points per game while opponents shoot 46.4 percent against them. Marco Belinelli is questionable to play today with a hip injury. DeMar DeRozan is leading the team with 21.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. LaMarcus Aldridge is adding 21.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per contest.
Cavs on long losing streak
Cleveland is riding an 8-game losing streak following a 120-114 loss at Golden State on Friday. The Cavs are 19-61 on the season, 13-26 at home, 37-41-2 against the spread and 43-36-1 with the over.
The Cavaliers are putting up 104.8 points per game on offense this season while shooting 44.4 percent as a team. Defensively, the Cavs are giving up 114 points per game while opponents shoot a league-best 49.4 percent against them. Kevin Love is leading the team with 17.6 points and 11.2 rebounds per game while Jordan Clarkson is adding 17.0 points per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Spurs are 0-4 against the spread in their last four following a win and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games against a team with a losing home record.
The Cavs are 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record.
The Spurs looked like they may finally have snapped out of their funk on Friday when they rolled at Washington, but it was just a little over a week ago that the Spurs only beat the Cavs by six at home. Cleveland is coming off a West Coast road trip that included just a 6-point loss at Golden State and I think the Spurs could have their hands full today with a Cleveland team returning home to close the season.
NBA Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers +8.5