Cleveland Cavaliers (18-32) at Oklahoma City Thunder (20-31)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder +3 -- Over/Under: 212 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Thursday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.1 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 23.9 points and 2.9 rebounds while Darius Garland is averaging 16.7 points and 5.9 assists. Jarrett Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 105.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 23.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Luguentz Dort is averaging 12.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Darius Bazley is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Jerome is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 road games and 10-22 ATS in their last 32 games overall. The Thunder are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Cavaliers last 8 overall. The over is 8-2 in Thunder last 10 home games. The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are on the end of a back to back and are a banged up team that's getting their heads bashed in nightly. However, the Cleveland Cavaliers aren't exactly world beaters, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 10.2 points. The Cavs are 8-18 against the spread on the road. You shouldn't be running to the window to back either of these clubs, but if forced to pick, I'd side with OKC simply because it's the team getting free points.