Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, Picks and Betting Preview for NBA Basketball Game
Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game Information
Brooklyn Nets (9-6) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (6-7)
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
TV Coverage: NBA League Pass, YES Network, Fox Sports Ohio
Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Moneyline, Spread, Total, and Odds
Moneyline: (Open: Nets -430 / Cavaliers +337) (Current: Nets -480 / Cavaliers +360)
Spread: (Open: Nets -9) (Current: Nets -9.5)
Total: (Open: Off the Board) (Current: Off the Board)
NBA Championship Odds: Nets +320 / Cavaliers +25000
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Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers News and Notes
The Nets list two players on their injury report: Nicolas Claxton (knee) will be out until the end of February while Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) is out for the season.
The Cavaliers list six players on their injury report: Collin Sexton (ankle) and Darius Garland (shoulder) are game-time decisions, Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) is out until January 22nd, Kevin Love (calf) is out until January 25th, Kevin Porter (personal) and Dylan Windler (hand) are out through the end of January.
- Brooklyn is 25-9 ATS in their last 34 meetings in Cleveland.
- Brooklyn is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings with Cleveland.
- Cleveland is 0-4 ATS in their last four games on one day’s rest.
- The total is 10-1 to the over in Brooklyn’s last 11 games.
- The total is 6-0 to the over in Brooklyn’s last 6 games on one day’s rest.
- The total is 10-1 to the under in Cleveland’s last 11 games.
- The total is 8-0 to the under in Cleveland’s last 8 games on one day’s rest.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions and Picks
They say styles make fights in boxing. Well, these two teams couldn’t be any different. The Nets like to get the ball and go, while the Cavaliers are much more methodical in their approach. Per TeamRankings, Brooklyn is ranked fifth in pace while Cleveland is ranked 27th.
It appears that Nets head coach, Steve Nash, is running an offense that is similar to the one which he played in under Mike D’Antoni called seven seconds or less, where the Nets look to shoot as early as possible in the shot clock. This helps to explain why they’re 10-5 to the over on the season. This style of play is part of Brooklyn’s DNA, and if Nash is as stubborn as D’Antoni, he’s unlikely to deviate from it.
I’m not sure how the Cavaliers keep pace with the Nets in this matchup. Brooklyn is fourth in offensive efficiency at (1.122) while Cleveland is dead-last in the league (0.983). This is not a good sign for the Cavaliers because it’s one thing to play at a slower pace, but it’s even worse when you combine that poor shooting. And if that’s not enough, Kyrie Irving is expected to make his first appearance with the Nets after seven games away from the team. I don’t see how the Cavaliers keep this game in single-digits.
Lay the points with the road favorite in this spot.
The Pick: Nets -9.5