Portland Trail Blazers (10-7) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (11-6)
November 23, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -8.5; Over/Under: +217
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost 3 straight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 3 straight games.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 109.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 46 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.3 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.5 points and 3.2 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 114.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 30.9 points and 5.8 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 21.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 11.5 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Cavaliers are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 home games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The over is 14-6 in Cavaliers last 20 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in Cleveland.
The Portland Trail Blazers have had some hiccups lately, and they’re far less attractive without Lillard. The Cleveland Cavaliers win at home by an average of 9.8 points, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 11.5 points. At home and the healthier side, the Cavs should be able to pull away in this spot in the second half. I’ll lay the chalk.