Nets vs. Cavaliers - 1/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-10) at Brooklyn Nets (11-31)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +12 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, YES
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets play Wednesday night at the Barclays Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 101.3 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 96 points on 44.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 16.3 points and 3.8 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.7 rebounds and Mo Williams is dishing 3.6 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cavs are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.4 turnovers per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Brooklyn Nets need a big victory after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 95.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.9 points and 8.4 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.4 points and 9.2 rebounds. Joe Johnson is dishing 3.7 assists and Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Cavaliers are 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 games following a ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Nets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. The over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Brooklyn.
I don't like this game at all, as the Nets are straight garbage but the Cavs continue to come up short as far as expectations are concerned. Simply, I don't trust Cleveland with big chalk. If forced to pick this game, I'll side with the points but there are better options out there.