Brooklyn Nets (6-10) at Cleveland Cavaliers (10-7)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -11 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets could use a feel good victory here after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 110.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.3 points and 5.9 rebounds while DeMarre Carroll is averaging 13.6 points and 6.9 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is the third double-digit scorer and Spencer Dinwiddie is dishing 5.7 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost six of their last eight road games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 110.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 28.3 points and 8.5 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 18.4 points and 10.3 rebounds. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Korver is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have split their last six home games.
The Nets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games, 17-7 ATS in their last 24 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cavaliers are 6-19-2 ATS in their last 27 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Atlantic and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference. The Nets are 20-9 ATS in the last 29 meetings in Cleveland, 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the underdog is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Cavs have put together a little winning streak and oddmakers are back to throwing out double-digit lines. No, thank you. Despite the wins, the Cavs are shooting just 45.2 percent from the field in their last five games, a percentage that is actually lower than their season average. The Nets aren't winning due to their starting backcourt being out, but they're being outscored by just 1.4 points in their last five games. The Nets have also owned the Cavaliers against the number, covering six of the last nine meetings. I probably won't touch this game personally, but if forced to pick, I'd take a stab with the points and the Nets. The Cleveland Cavaliers have too many holes to be getting numbers like this.