Brooklyn Nets (20-41) at Cleveland Cavaliers (35-24)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -11.5 -- Over/Under: 221 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since mid January. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 105.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 15.8 points and 4.6 assists while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets haven’t won a road game since January 21.
The Cleveland Cavaliers could use a win here after winning six of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 109.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.6 points and 8.9 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 14.2 points and 1.8 assists. Rodney Hood is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Green is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost three of their last four home games.
The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cavaliers are 15-34-2 ATS in their last 51 home games, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 Tuesday games and 18-38-1 ATS in their last 57 games overall. The Nets are 21-9 ATS in the last 30 meetings in Cleveland, 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
It's no secret that the Brooklyn Nets aren't a good basketball team and being on the end of a back to back doesn't help matters. However, I'm not trying to lay double-digit chalk with the Cleveland Cavaliers in pretty much any spot. The Cavs aren't much better than they were before all the trades and are actually 0-12 ATS this season when double-digit favorites. The Cavs are 1-15 ATS this season when favored by at least nine points. Yeah, no thanks. If I had to bet this game, I'd back the Nets and the points.