#1 Previewing the Cleveland Cavs vs Oklahoma City Thunder matchup: Who will triumph?
The Cleveland Cavaliers (Cavs) are set to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday
The Cleveland Cavaliers (Cavs) (30-20) are on the second game of a back-to-back and the third night in four days as they close out a three-game road trip against the Oklahoma City Thunder (23-25) on Friday. The game is set to take place at 8 p.m. ET at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City. In this article, we will analyze the lines provided by Tipico Sportsbook around the Cavaliers vs. Thunder odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Cavs had a strong performance on Thursday as they picked up a 113-95 road win over the Houston Rockets as 8.5-point favorites. This win brings the Cavaliers’ record to 2-1 in their last three games and 8-6 in their last 14 games overall.
The Thunder, on the other hand, have had a mixed record in their last ten games, winning seven and losing three. Their most recent game was a 137-132 home loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday as 1.5-point underdogs.
The Cavaliers are currently the favorites in this matchup with a moneyline of -120
The Cavaliers are currently the favorites in this matchup with a moneyline of -120 (bet $120 to win $100) while the Thunder have a moneyline of +100 (bet $100 to win $100). The Cavsare also favored against the spread with a line of -1.5 (-108) while the Thunder have a line of +1.5 (-112). The over/under for this game is set at 222.5 (O: -110 | U: -110).
In terms of injuries, the Cavs have not yet submitted any updates. The Thunder, however, will be without guard Luguentz Dort due to a hamstring injury and center Chet Holmgren due to a foot injury. For the most recent updates, it is recommended to check the Official NBA injury report.
The Cavaliers are predicted to come out on top with a final score of 113-107
Based on the current odds and recent performances, our prediction for this game is that the Cavaliers will come out on top with a final score of 113-107. The Cavs have a strong track record against the Thunder, having won their last four meetings, including a 110-102 win in Cleveland in December. The Cavaliers’ No. 1 defense, which allows only 107.0 points per game, should be enough to secure a win against the Thunder.
Betting recommendation: Pass on the moneyline, bet on the Cavaliers against the spread with a line of -1.5 (-108)
In terms of betting, we recommend passing on the moneyline as the spread and the price are very similar. Instead, we recommend betting on the Cavaliers against the spread with a line of -1.5 (-108). The Cavaliers have a strong record against the Thunder and have won by 1 point only three times this season, meaning that if they win, the chances of them covering the spread are high.
For the over/under, we recommend betting on the under as five of the last six matchups between the teams have had fewer than 223 points. The Cavs and their No. 1 scoring defense have had only two of their last 11 wins have totals of more than 222. The Under is also 5-0 in the Cavaliers’ last 5 games playing on zero days rest.
Overall, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a strong chance of coming out on top in this matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder. With their strong defense and recent performances, they are favored to win against the Thunder and cover the spread. As for the over/under, we recommend betting on the under as the recent matchups between the teams have had fewer points than the set total.
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