Cleveland Cavaliers (10-15) at Denver Nuggets (12-11)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -9.5 -- Over/Under: 225 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Denver Nuggets collide at the Ball Arena on Wednesday night.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been in a serious slump lately as they've lost six of their past seven games and they will be hoping to avoid a fifth straight defeat after Monday's 119-113 road loss to the Suns. Collin Sexton led the team with 23 points and five assists on 10 of 15 shooting, Darius Garland added 17 points with seven assists while Andre Drummond chipped in with 15 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 51 percent from the field and eight of 24 from the 3-point line as they fought hard to rally back from a 12-point deficit, only to go ice-cold when it mattered most as they took the lead before going scoreless in the final 2:25 to allow the Suns to escape with the win.
Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets have been in a bit of a rut as they've lost four of their last five games and they will be hoping to snap a three-game skid after getting routed by the Bucks in a 125-112 home loss on Monday. Nikola Jokic led the team with 35 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, Will Barton added 24 points on nine of 16 shooting while Paul Millsap chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Nuggets shot 43 percent from the field and 15 of 36 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 42 points in the first quarter, before getting rolled in the second half where they were outscored by 66-50 as they had no answer for the Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton who combined for 59 points
.Looking at the betting trends, the Cavaliers are 0-5 ATS in their last five road games, 0-5 ATS in their last five games as an underdog and 0-7 ATS in their last seven games overall. The Nuggets are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a double-digit loss at home and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall and the Cavaliers are 6-2-1 ATS in the last nine meetings in Denver.
The Cavaliers have really cooled off after a strong end to January and they will be so disappointed with their loss to the Suns as they'd feel like they should've won that one. The Nuggets have suddenly gone cold themselves as they've lost four of their last five games, but Jokic is still red-hot so you'd assume their fortunes will turn around sooner rather than later. The Cavaliers might put up a good fight here, but I'm sticking with the Nuggets to snap out of their funk with a much-needed win here.