The Cleveland Cavaliers (30-16) travel to face off against the San Antonio Spurs (10-39) on Saturday, February 3rd. This game will be played at Frost Bank Center in San Antonio and televised on KENS. The Cavaliers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Spurs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Grizzlies. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.
Cavaliers vs Spurs
The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win
The Cavaliers won vs. the Grizzlies in their most recent game, ending with a score of 108-101. Despite being behind at halftime 58-51, the Cavaliers picked up the win.
As the Cavaliers get ready to take on the Spurs, they hope to stay above .500, which they are currently at 30-16. Looking at their home and away records, the Cavaliers are 17-8 at home and 13-8 on the road this season.
Cleveland arrives with an ATS record of 24-20 for the season up to this point. Cleveland has gone 15-12 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 9-8 when playing as underdogs.
The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their latest game against the Pelicans, Devin Vassell was the top scorer for the Spurs’ offense, scoring 28 points and shooting 11/21 from the field. Tre Jones put up 20 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as San Antonio ended up losing the game with a final score of 114-113.
Heading into their matchup with the Cavaliers, the Spurs are 10-39 overall and are hoping to end a three game losing skid. In the Western Conference, the Spurs are currently 15th and are 5th in the Southwest division.
San Antonio currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 24-25 at this point. This season, San Antonio has a 4-1 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 20-24 as underdogs.
Cavaliers Offense Breakdown
This season, the Cleveland offense is ranked 19th in the NBA in scoring at 114.3 points per game.
So far this season, the Cavaliers have been a below-average scoring team, ranking 19th in the league at 114.3 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 112.9 points per game.
In terms of shooting, the Cavaliers have been efficient inside the arc, ranking 7th in two-point field goal percentage at 56%. However, they are just 20th in three-point shooting at 35%.
When it comes to pace, Cleveland is 21st in the league at 98 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 12th in the NBA at 26.7 per game.
Spurs Offense Breakdown
This season, the San Antonio offense is ranked 24th in the NBA in scoring at 112.6 points per game.
The Spurs are one of the top teams in the league in terms of pace, ranking 4th in the NBA. They are averaging 101.4 possessions per game. At home, they are averaging 115.0 points per game compared to 110.0 on the road.
San Antonio is 24th in the NBA in scoring at 112.6 points per game. They have outscored the league average in 44.9% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, the Spurs are shooting 46% on the season (25th).
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Spurs are 15th in made threes per game (12.5). However, they are just 29th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%. Overall, they are 25th in true shooting percentage.
Cavaliers Team Defense
At this time, the Cavaliers’ defense is positioned 3rd in the NBA, permitting 109.8 points per game. Opponents are hitting 52.3% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.4% of their three-point attempts.
Spurs Team Defense
At present, the Spurs’ defense is ranked 26th, allowing 120.9 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Spurs squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.6% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.3% from downtown.
Key Players For The Cavaliers And Spurs
In today’s game, we anticipate Donovan Mitchell leading the scoring for the Cavaliers, contributing 29 points while shooting 10/21 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 28.1 points per game, along with 5.4 rebounds.
On the other side, Victor Wembanyama is our projected leading scorer for the Spurs. We have him ending the game with a team-high 18 and grabbing 9 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 46.6%, and he is contributing 20.5 points per game on average.
Cavaliers vs Spurs Trends
- The Cavaliers are 3-2 ATS in their last road games and 4-1 straight-up.
- Across their last five home contests, San Antonio has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-4, while averaging 114 points per game.
- As the betting underdog, the Spurs have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. San Antonio posted a straight up mark of 2-8 in these matchups.
- Through their previous three contests as the betting favorite, the Cavaliers have a strong record of 3-0. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 1-2.
When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Cavaliers vs. Spurs game, our recommendation is to take the Spurs at +9.5. Despite our model showing the Cavaliers winning 114-106, we like Spurs as our point-spread pick.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 230.5, and our model predicts the Cavaliers and Spurs to score a combined 220 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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