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NBA Pick: Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction 3-31-24 Picks

Cleveland Cavaliers (45-29) vs. Denver Nuggets (51-23)
March 31, 2024 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Denver Nuggets -5; Over/Under: +211
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver Nuggets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Cavaliers vs Nuggets prediction.

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers recently split two games with the Hornets while beating the 76ers. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 112.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 109.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 27.1 points and 6.1 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 18.3 points and 6.5 assists. Jarrett Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Mobley is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets recently beat the Grizzlies while losing to the Suns and Timberwolves. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 114.4 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.1 points and 12.2 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 20.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Team Facts

  • The Nuggets have won each of their last nine home games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The Nuggets have covered the spread in eight of their last nine games following a home loss.
  • Each of the Nuggets’ last seven day games have gone UNDER the total points line.

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Facts

  • The Cavaliers have lost each of their last seven games following a win.
  • The Cavaliers have failed to cover the spread in each of their last 10 games following a win.
  • Each of the Cavaliers’ last four games have gone OVER the total points line.

Cavaliers vs Nuggets prediction

The Cavaliers are starting to get healthy with Mitchell back in the mix, but Denver is a tough place to play, and the Nuggets are still fighting for the top seed in the West. The Cavs are also still without Wade and could be without LeVert, who remains questionable. The Nuggets are 29-8 SU at home this season and despite back to back losses overall, they’ve still won 7 of their last 10 games. To fade the Nuggets at home, I’d simply need more points. This line is more than reasonable. Give me the Nuggets and the somewhat soft line.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Denver Nuggets -5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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