Cavaliers vs. Trail Blazers - 12/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (9-12) at Cleveland Cavaliers (13-7)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -9 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, CSNN, FSOH
The Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Tuesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a nice road win after splitting their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 102.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24.2 points and seven assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 19.4 points and 3.6 rebounds. Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing seven rebounds and Mason Plumlee is dishing 2.4 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are coming off a Monday loss to the Bucks in which they shot 38.4 percent from the field and had 17 turnovers. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers could also use a victory after losing four of their last six games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 101.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 97.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.2 points and 6.5 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 18.3 points and 11.3 rebounds. Mo Williams is dishing 4.2 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are shooting 39.3 percent from the field in their last five games and have scored under 100 points in five of their last six games. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won six of their last seven home games.
The Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The Cavaliers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Northwest. The Trail Blazers are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Cleveland.
The Cavs continue to either lose games or fail to cover the big numbers they continue to get. Even with Portland playing last night, I'm not comfortable taking this Cavs team and such big chalk. As usual for me, it's either the points or no play.