Cavaliers at Trail Blazers - 12/26/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (19-7) at Portland Trail Blazers (11-20)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, KGW
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday night at the Moda Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a nice road win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 101.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 95.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.5 points and 6.4 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.3 points and 10.5 rebounds. Mo Williams is dishing 4.1 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have split their last six road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers need a victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 101 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting. C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.1 points and four assists while Al-Farouq Aminu is averaging 10.9 points and 6.9 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.1 assists and Mason Plumlee is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.5 turnovers per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last six home games. Damian Lillard is questionable with a foot injury.
The Cavaliers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Trail Blazers are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland.
The Cavs will be eager to get that nasty taste out of their mouth and the Trail Blazers are banged up and inconsistent. I'll eat the chalk here.