Cavaliers vs. Nets - 3/31/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (21-53) at Cleveland Cavaliers (52-22)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -13.5 -- Over/Under: 210.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, FSOH
The Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Thursday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets could use a nice win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 98.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.6 points and 7.8 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.1 points and 1.9 assists. Sean Kilpatrick is grabbing 1.8 rebounds and Shane Larkin is dishing 4.1 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost seven straight road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look for another win after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 45 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25 points and 7.4 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 19.7 points and 4.6 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 9.9 rebounds and Mo Williams is dishing 2.6 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Nets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss. The Cavaliers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Nets are 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Cleveland and 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
We know this should be a Cavs blowout, and they're going to be a pissed off team after blowing a huge lead against the Rockets. However, I've been saying all season that Cleveland isn't as good as it's been hyped up to be, and I fade whenever there's a big line. It's no different here.