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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs - 4/7/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Antonio Spurs at Cleveland Cavaliers
Date & Time Sunday April 7, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, OH
The Line
The Line: Cleveland +8.5 -- Over/Under 219
TV Channel
FSOH, FSSW
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to the Quicken Loans Arena to battle the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.

The San Antonio Spurs have fallen off the pace lately as they’ve split their last 10 games, but they will be feeling pretty good after blowing out the Wizards in a 129-112 road win on Friday. LaMarcus Aldridge led the team in scoring with 24 points on 10 of 17 shooting, Rudy Gay added 18 points with six rebounds and four assists while Bryn Forbes and Patty Mills each scored 17 points. As a team, the Spurs shot a sizzling 56 percent from the field and 10 of 25 from the 3-point line as they cruised to victory after pouring in 40 points in the second quarter to lead by 19 points going into halftime. With the easy win, San Antonio improved to 46-34 overall and 15-25 on the road which is good for eighth place in the Western Conference standings.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been in a serious slump as they’ve lost 11 of their last 13 games and they will be hoping to put an end to an eight-game losing streak after falling just short against the Warriors in a 120-114 road loss on Friday. Collin Sexton led the team with 27 points on 10 of 21 shooting, Cedi Osman added 15 points while Larry Nance Jr. chipped in with 13 points, 14 rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 44 percent from the field and seven of 30 from the 3-point line as they trailed by 19 points going into halftime, before pouring in 65 points in the second half to keep the final scores respectable. With the loss, Cleveland fell to 19-61 overall and 6-35 on the road.

Looking at the betting trends, the Spurs are 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record, 1-4 ATS in their last five road games against a team with a losing home record and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. The Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall.

Head to head, the road team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings, the Spurs are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Spurs are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Cleveland.

The Spurs haven’t been at their best lately, but they’re coming into this one fresh off a dominant win over the Wizards and they still have so much on the line as a couple of wins could see them avoid the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs. The Cavaliers have had their eyes on the upcoming offseason for a while now, but they are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games and they showed plenty of fight in their narrow loss to the Warriors on Friday. The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and I think that trend continues here as there is just too much on the line for the Spurs to mess this one up.

Pick:
San Antonio -8.5

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