Cleveland Cavaliers (10-17) at Golden State Warriors (14-13)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 15, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Chase Center)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -8 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors duke it out at the Chase Center on Monday night.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been in a major slump as they’ve lost nine of their last 10 games and they will be hoping to put an end to an ugly seven-game skid after last night’s 128-111 loss to the Clippers. Collin Sexton led the team with 22 points on eight of 16 shooting, Darius Garland and Cedi Osman each scored 20 points while Jarrett Allen chipped in with 15 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 45 percent from the field and seven of 25 from the 3-point line, but they allowed the Clippers to get off to a quick start and were always at long odds after allowing 70 points in the first half.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in decent shape as they’ve split their last eight games, but they will be looking to bounce back after getting routed by the Nets in a 134-117 home loss on Saturday. Stephen Curry led the team with 27 points and five assists on 10 of 17 shooting, Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr. each scored 17 points while Eric Paschall chipped in with 16 points in just 17 minutes off the bench. As a team, the Warriors shot 48 percent from the field and nine of 34 from the 3-point line, but they started slow and fell behind by 15 points at halftime, before getting blown out in the third quarter where the Nets exploded for 42 points.
Looking at the betting trends, the Cavaliers are 0-7 ATS in their last seven road games, 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Warriors are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team below .400.
Head to head, the over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall and the Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings overall.
The Cavaliers were in great form at the start of the season, but they’ve gone ice-cold lately and they’re getting next to no production from Andre Drummond who was rested for this game after scoring just 12 points combined in his last two games. The Warriors haven’t quite been at their best lately as they’re coming into this one off a bad loss to the Nets, but Curry has been on fire and they’re getting plenty of production from their role players. The Cavaliers are just 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings overall and I think that trend will continue as the Warriors should be good enough to bounce back here with a win and cover at home.