San Antonio Spurs vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 3/12/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (41-25) at San Antonio Spurs (40-23)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio hope to have Tim Duncan in the lineup when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have won four of their last five and will be going for a third straight win on Thursday after destroying the Mavericks by 127-94 on Tuesday. LeBron James played just 29 minutes but was still able to rack up 27 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, Kyrie Irving added 22 points while JR Smith and Kevin Love added 21 points each as the Cavs put together one of their best performances of the season. As a team, the Cavs shot 50.6 percent from the field and an impressive 15-32 from the three-point line but to be fair, this really was a case of the Mavs falling behind big early and checking out at halftime. With the win, Cleveland improved to 41-25 which gives them a bit more of a cushion on the rest of the Eastern Conference bar the Hawks.
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Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have quietly been playing some of their best basketball of the season and are suddenly going for a seventh straight win after beating the Raptors by 117-107 on Tuesday. Kawhi Leonard led the team with 24 points, Tony Parker added 23 points and nine assists while Danny Green added 19 points as the Spurs dominated the Raptors, leading by as many as 26 points before holding off a late rally from the Raptors. The only blemish from the game was the injury to Tim Duncan who hyperextended his elbow and hit the ground which didn't hurt him enough to leave the game, but puts him in doubt for tonight's game against the Cavs.
In ATS trends, the Cavs are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games following a win and 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games overall, while the Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games.
Head to head, the Cavs are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in San Antonio and just 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
This one really could go either way and I'm not sure who to pick tonight. In these situations, I always like to favor the home team so that's where I'm leaning in this one.