Portland Trail Blazers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 1/11/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) at Portland Trail Blazers (17-23)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 10:30 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers meet Wednesday night in NBA action at the Moda Center on ESPN.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look for another victory after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 110.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 45 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.2 points and 7.9 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.3 points and 5.9 assists. Kevin Love is the third double-digit scorer and Channing Frye is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won six of their last nine road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers could use another win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 108.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.5 points and 6.2 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 23.9 points and 3.7 rebounds. Maurice Harkless is the third double-digit scorer and Mason Plumlee is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last eight home games.
The Cavaliers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games. The Trail Blazers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Portland and the home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers had a great second half last night and picked up a feel good win over the Lakers. Portland also is very dangerous at home. However, the Trail Blazers have yet to prove they can string wins together with this new roster and still struggle defensively. Also, the Cavs don't lose back-to-back games often. I'll side with Cleveland and the small line as more of a fade from the Trail Blazers.