Nets vs. Cavaliers - 3/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (47-26) at Brooklyn Nets (30-40)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +8 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, YES
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets square off Friday night at the Barclays Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. On the season, the Cavaliers are averaging 103.6 points on 46 percent shooting and are allowing 98.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.8 points and 7.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 21.9 points and 5.2 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.1 rebounds and J.R. Smith is shooting 43 percent from the field. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from deep in their last five games. The Cavs are playing some of their best ball as of late and could win out if they actually played to finish the season strong. However, the Cavs last nine losses have come on the road.
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The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Nets are averaging 97.2 points on 42.9 percent shooting and are allowing 100.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 16.3 points and seven rebounds while Joe Johnson is averaging 14.7 points and 3.4 assists. Deron Williams is dishing 6.3 assists and Jarrett Jack is shooting 44 percent from the field. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 45 percent from the field in their last five games and need to keep winning if they hope to make one of the last playoff spots. Still, the Nets have lost five of their last six games on their home court. Thaddeus Young is doubtful with a knee injury.
The Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Nets are 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 home games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Cavaliers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Brooklyn.
While the points with the more desprate team makes since, it's damn near impossible to pick any team besides the Cavs with the way they're playing. Look for Cleveland to win by double digits.