Utah Jazz vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Free Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/5/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (1-2) at Utah Jazz (1-3)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz +5 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBA TV
The Utah Jazz will have their hands full on Wednesday night as the Jazz play host to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Utah Jazz are off to another sluggish start this season, as the Jazz are just 1-3 on the year, and are coming off a loss to the Clippers on Monday night. The Jazz have a solid offense this season, and on Monday, Utah’s offense definitely wasn’t the issue. Leading the way for the Jazz against the Clippers was Gordon Hayward who finished the night with 27. The problem for the Jazz was the Clippers, or should I say Chris Paul, who earned himself a triple double against Utah, finishing the night with 13 points, ten boards and 12 assists.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers came into this season with all kinds of hype now that LeBron is back in town, but as of right now the Cavs have struggled. I don’t think Cleveland fans have too much to worry about as this team will likely play better and better as they get to know one another, but still I don’t think many fans in Cleveland were expecting a 1-2 start to the season. In their last outing, the Cavs were embarrassed on the road at Portland, falling to the Trail Blazers 101-82. James finished the night with just 11 points, while Kevin Love led the scoring for Cleveland with 22.
I’m not going to go into trends too much with these two teams right now, as past records don’t really mean much with Cleveland’s overhaul.
I’m going to take the Jazz here. On paper this line probably shouldn’t be in the single digits, but the Cavs just aren’t geling right now. The Jazz are far from a dominant team, and I don’t see any realistic way Utah even makes the playoffs this season, but right now, getting nearly three possessions with Utah against a struggling Cavs team off of no rest, looks like the right side.