Denver Nuggets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 3/7/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (37-26) at Denver Nuggets (35-29)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 10:30 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -2.5 -- Over/Under: 230 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, FSOH, ALT
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver Nuggets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a spark of consistency here after splitting their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 110.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.8 points and nine assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 13 points and 2.1 assists. Larry Nance Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is dishing three assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won four straight road games.
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The Denver Nuggets look for a statement victory here after splitting their last six games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 108.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 48 percent shooting. Gary Harris is averaging 17.9 points and three assists while Jamal Murray is averaging 16.3 points and 3.5 assists. Nikola Jokic is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is dishing 4.1 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won five of their last seven home games.
The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 19-41-1 ATS in their last 61 games overall. The Nuggets are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cavaliers are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Denver, the home team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have won four straight on the road and are catching the Denver Nuggets on the end of a back to back. However, it seems like I'm the only person in the world who isn't buying these Cavs, as they're still trash on the defensive end and get inconsistent play from everybody but LeBron. The Nuggets also just beat Cleveland on the road a couple of days ago, dropping 126 points. The Cleveland Cavaliers can't get stops defensively, something that has been an issue all season. I'm eating the bucket with the Nuggets, a young squad that will be eager to prove itself at home on national TV.