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Denver Nuggets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 1/19/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cleveland Cavaliers at Denver Nuggets
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Pepsi Center
Denver, Colorado
The Line
The Line: Denver Nuggets -16.5 -- Over/Under: 218
TV Channel
FSOH, ALT
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver Nuggets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.

The Cleveland Cavaliers could use a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.1 points and 2.3 assists while Collin Sexton is averaging 14.6 points and 2.9 rebounds. Rodney Hood is the third double-digit scorer and Alec Burks is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost nine of their last 10 road games.

The Denver Nuggets look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 111 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 19.6 points and 10 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.7 points and 4.6 assists. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won 10 of their last 11 home games.

The Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games, 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Cavaliers are 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Denver and the road team is 10-4-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings. The over is 8-3 in Nuggets last 11 overall. The over is 6-1-1 in Cavaliers last 8 overall.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are head and shoulders the worst team in the league and things aren't looking up any time soon, especially with them on the end of a back to back. The Denver Nuggets have been extremely profitable as of late ATS at home, and they're winning by an average of 24.8 points when a double-digit favorite. However, this is a ton of points to lay in an NBA game and I'm just not comfortable playing with chalk this big. There's no logical reason to consider the Cavs and the points other than the fact I'm going to pass up 16 free points with an NBA team.

Pick:
Cleveland Cavaliers +16.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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