Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (8-8) at Cleveland Cavaliers (10-2)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -11 -- Over/Under: 220.5 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Wednesday night in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers could use a bounce back victory after losing four of their last five games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 108.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28 points and 4.5 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 22.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. Maurice Harkless is the third double-digit scorer and Allen Crabbe is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look for another victory to build on their solid 10-2 start to the season. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 108.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 101.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 24 points and five assists while LeBron James is averaging 23.2 points and 8.4 rebounds. Kevin Love is the third double-digit scorer and Channing Frye is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won three straight home games.
The Trail Blazers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Cavaliers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Trail Blazers still aren't getting consistent play out of guys not named Lillard and McCollum, and their defense has dipped quite a bit as well. There's bad vibes going on in Portland and a team I made money on last year is now a fade almost every game. The Cavs are well rested and have been rolling from the start. Give me Cleveland by double digits.