The Portland Trail Blazers (5-12) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (10-8) on Thursday, November 30th. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and televised on BSOH. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Trail Blazers vs Cavaliers
The Trail Blazers Are Coming Off A Win
The Trail Blazers took down the Pacers in their most recent game with a final score of 114-110. the Trail Blazers entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 65-60.
The Trail Blazers head into today’s action with an overall record of 5-12 and have gone 2-1 over their previous three games. Throughout their 17 games, the Trail Blazers have posted a 2-8 record against Western Conference opponents, while going 3-4 in non-conference matchups.
So far, Portland is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 8-9. When playing on the road, the Trail Blazers hold an ATS record of 6-4 in contrast to a 2-5 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win
In their last game, the Cavaliers defeated the Hawks with a final score of 128-105. The Cavaliers not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -4-point favorites. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 233 points ended up below the over/under line of 238.5.
Facing the Trail Blazers today, the Cavaliers look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 10-8. Away from their home court, the Cavaliers have a 5-3 record this season, in contrast to their 5-5 record at home.
Cleveland’s ATS record sits below .500 (7-11). In their last two road games, Cleveland has successfully covered the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 4-4 on the road in contrast to 3-7 at home.
Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown
Through 17 games the Trail Blazers are averaging 104.8 points per contest, placing them 30th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Trail Blazers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.8 made 3’s per game. If the Portland offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 15.5 turnovers per game.
Cavaliers Offense Breakdown
The Cavaliers come into today’s game as the 21st ranked scoring offense at 111.7 points per game. So far, the Cavaliers are averaging 98.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 15th in made shots per game.
Trail Blazers Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Trail Blazers’ defense is giving up an average of 112.5 points per contest.
In the terms of takeaways, Trail Blazers are causing 15.5 turnovers per game, ranking 27th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 17th in rejections, averaging 4.9 blocked shots each game.
Cavaliers Team Defense
At present, the Cavaliers’ defense is ranked 11th, allowing 112.2 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Cavaliers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 49.8% and 37.5% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Trail Blazers And Cavaliers
The outlook for today’s matchup points to Jerami Grant as the primary point contributor for the Trail Blazers, finishing with 16 points while maintaining a 6/11 shooting accuracy. This season, he is averaging 23.4 points per game along with 4 boards.
On the flip side, our predictions place Donovan Mitchell as the leading scorer for the Cavaliers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 17 while also collecting 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 28 points per game.
Trail Blazers vs Cavaliers Trends
- Portland has a 1-4 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 106 points per game while allowing 113. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- Across their last three home contests, Cleveland has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 117 points per game.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
- Against the spread, the Cavaliers have put together of 1-4 in their last five games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-2 straight up.
In this Cavaliers vs. Cavaliers matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Trail Blazers at +11.5. While we project the Cavaliers to win 111-100, our recommendation is to bet on the Trail Blazers for the point-spread.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 220 and given that our model is projecting 211 points between the teams, we like the under.
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