Cleveland Cavaliers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Cleveland Cavaliers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction 4/3/2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers (46-30) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (44-31) on Wednesday, April 3rd. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

Cavaliers vs Suns

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The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Cavaliers took down the Jazz by a score of 129-113. The Cavaliers not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -9.5-point favorites. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 217.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

Coming into today’s matchup against the Suns, the Cavaliers have an overall record of 46-30 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. This season, the Cavaliers are 22-16 on the road compared to 24-14 at home.

Cleveland arrives with an ATS record of 36-38 for the season up to this point. During this season, Cleveland has a 23-26 record against the spread as favorites and 13-12 as underdogs.

The Suns Are Coming Off A Win

The Suns clinched a 124-111 win over the Pelicans in their previous game. Before the game, the Suns were the underdogs with a +1.5 point advantage, securing both a straight-up and ATS victory. The over/under line entering this matchup was 222.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

Coming into today’s game, the Suns have an overall record of 44-31 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. On the road, they are 21-17 this season compared to 23-14 at home.

Phoenix currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 31-43 at this point. In their two most recent home games, Phoenix has covered the spread and they are 14-22 ATS at home compared to 17-21 on the road.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

This season, the Cleveland offense is ranked 19th in the NBA in scoring at 112.8 points per game.

On the season, the Cavaliers are averaging 112.8 points per game (19th in the NBA). When playing on the road, they are scoring 111.2 points per game (21st).

So far, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.4% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 21st in the league at 96.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, Cleveland is 12th in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 12th in true shooting percentage. Inside the arc, they are 9th in two-point shooting (56%).

Suns Offense Breakdown

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The Suns arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 116.8 points per game (10th).

This season, the Suns have been one of the NBA’s most efficient offenses. They are 10th in scoring at 116.8 points per game and are 4th in field goal percentage. Phoenix is also 3rd in true shooting percentage.

At home, the Suns are averaging 117.1 points per game compared to 116.5 on the road. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 56% of their games.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Phoenix is 5th in three-point percentage but just 24th in three-point attempts. They are also 19th in offensive rebounds and 11th in assists.

Cavaliers Team Defense

In the current season, the Cavaliers defense has excelled, sitting 7th in the NBA by allowing 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 36.6% of their three-point attempts.

Suns Team Defense

In terms of defense, Suns is currently on par with the NBA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 114.1 points per game. Opponents are hitting 53.3% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.4% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Cavaliers And Suns

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Darius Garland will be the primary scorer for the Cavaliers, with 18 points and going 7/15 from the field. This season, he is averaging 17.8 points per game along with 2.6 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Kevin Durant to be the top scorer for the Suns. Our projection has him finishing the game with 28, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 52.8%, and his scoring average is 27.5 points per game.

Cavaliers vs Suns Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Cleveland has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 113 points per game.
  • Phoenix has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 110 points per game while allowing 112. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 5-5. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-4.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Suns have a straight up record of 6-4. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-6.

Cavaliers vs Suns Prediction

In this Cavaliers vs. Suns matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Cavaliers at +5.5. While we project the Suns to win 112-111, our recommendation is to bet on the Cavaliers for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 226.5, and our model predicts the Cavaliers and Suns to score a combined 223 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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