Thunder vs. Cavaliers - 2/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (39-14) at Oklahoma City Thunder (40-15)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -4 -- Over/Under: 213 See the Latest Odds
TV: ABC, ESPN3
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Sunday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 96.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25 points and 7.2 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 19 points and 4.4 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.4 rebounds and J.R. Smith is dishing 1.6 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 12 road games. Iman Shumpert is questionable with a shoulder injury.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 109.9 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 101.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.8 points and 7.9 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 24.1 points and 10.1 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Cavaliers are 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest. The Thunder are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games. The Cavaliers are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Oklahoma City and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Thunder will be eager to bounce back after blowing a game against the Pacers on Friday. OKC also usually shows up big when the game is a marquee matchup. I'll take the Thunder in this spot at home.