Cavaliers vs. Nets Pick
Oddsmakers at Bovada.lv have set the Cavaliers as a 6-point favorite to win on the spread line. The over-under sits at 227.
Cleveland enters with a 3-1 record after a 119-112 victory at the Bulls. Brooklyn is 2-2 after a 125-121 loss at the Magic. The Cavaliers won all four meetings straight up last season and the games went 2-2 ATS. The over-under went 2-2.
The Cavs were paced by LeBron James Monday night as he started at point guard and finished with 34 points and 13 assists. Kevin Love tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds. Jeff Green scored 16 off the bench. After being outscored 38-28 through one quarter of play, Cleveland trimmed its deficit to 68-65 by halftime and continued to surge in the second half.
Brooklyn received a 29-point and 5-rebound effort from D'Angelo Russell in the loss to Orlando. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 18. Demarre Carroll had 17 points and six rebounds. Caris LeVert tallied 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists. The Nets were outscored 38-25 in the fourth quarter.
The Cavs are 0-3-1 in their last four meetings in Brooklyn. The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings.
Brooklyn has had totals of at least 246 points in three of its four games this year. Cleveland won't have any trouble scoring in this game and the Nets have shown plenty of ability to rack up points of their own. As high as this total is, it seems set too low. The Magic and Nets had a total of 230 points in their game Monday night and blew past it by 16 points.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CAVALIERS/NETS OVER 227