Phoenix Suns vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 3/13/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (38-28) at Phoenix Suns (19-49)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, FSAZ
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Cleveland Cavaliers could use a victory here after losing five of their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 110 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.9 points and nine assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 12.5 points and 2.3 assists. Larry Nance Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is dishing 3.3 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won five of their last seven road games.
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The Phoenix Suns look to play spoiler after losing 15 of their last 16 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 104.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 25.3 points and 4.7 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 19.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. Josh Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Len is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns haven’t won a home game since January 31.
The Cavaliers are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 16-35 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Suns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the under is 12-3-1 in the last 16 meetings.
I'm not trying to bet the Cleveland Cavaliers at all, as this team isn't good and the defensive issues aren't going away. I'll say it again, you shouldn't be trying to bet the Cavs. And while the Phoenix Suns are a losing machine, they are shooting 46 percent from the field and averaging 106.6 points in their last five games. With the Cavs defensive issues, the Suns should have little trouble lighting up the scoreboard assuming Devin Booker and others are playing. Give me the points as a fade from Cleveland.