Cavaliers at Spurs - 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 0 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs meet Thursday night at the AT&T Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. On the season, the Cavs are averaging 102.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 98.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26 points and 7.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 21.4 points and 5.2 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.2 rebounds and J.R. Smith is shooting 41.5 percent from the field. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 47 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from deep in their last five games. The Cavs are clearly playing their best ball of the season and have won 19 of their last 20 games SU when topping 100 points. Still, 16 of the Cavaliers 25 losses have come on the road.
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The San Antonio Spurs look to build on their six-game winning streak. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 101.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 97.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 15.7 points and 7.5 rebounds while Tony Parker is averaging 14.7 points and 4.9 assists. Tim Duncan is grabbing 9.6 rebounds and Danny Green is shooting 43 percent from the field. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 49.7 percent from the field and 40.6 percent from deep during their winning streak. The Spurs have won 12 of their last 13 games SU and have lost just seven games on their home court all season. Manu Ginobili is questionable with an illness.
The Cavaliers are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 vs. Western Conference and 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Spurs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Central and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in San Antonio and 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
In a pick em game, I'm siding with the home team that's starting to find its groove. The Cavs have shown to be beatable on the road and against an elite Spurs team that's rolling, I like my chances here.