Cleveland Cavaliers vs Utah Jazz NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Cleveland Cavaliers vs Utah Jazz Prediction 4/2/2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers (45-30) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (29-46) on Tuesday, April 2nd. This game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City and televised on KJZZ. Both the Cavaliers and Jazz will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

Cavaliers vs Jazz

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The Cavaliers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Evan Mobley scored 23 for Cleveland against the Nuggets which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 46.3%. Jarrett Allen finished 2nd on the team with 19 points, but Cleveland ended the game with a 130-101 loss.

Coming into today’s matchup against the Jazz, the Cavaliers are above .500 with a 45-30 record. When playing on the road, the Cavaliers have gone 21-16 this season compared to 24-14 at home.

Cleveland possesses an ATS record of 35-38 for this season, including their ongoing three game losing streak against the spread. The Cavaliers have three straight ATS losses as the underdog and are 22-26 vs. the spread as the favorite.

The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Jazz lost to the Kings with a final score of 127-106. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 56-52, the Jazz picked up the win.

Over the Jazz’s last ten games, they are 1-9 and come into today’s game vs. the Cavaliers with an overall record of 29-46. In the Western Conference, they are currently in 12th place and are 4th in the Northwest division.

Utah arrives with an ATS record of 38-37 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Jazz have an ATS record of 15-22, as opposed to a 23-15 record against the spread when playing at home.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

Through 75 games the Cavaliers are averaging 112.6 points per contest, placing them 21st in the NBA.

When it comes to scoring, the Cavaliers are 21st in the NBA, averaging 112.6 points per game. However, on the road, they are averaging 110.7 points per game.

So far this season, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 42.7% of their games, and they are 13th in the league in field goal percentage at 47%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Cavaliers are 7th in the NBA in made threes at 13.6 per game. However, they are just 16th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

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Leading up to today’s matchup, the Jazz are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 116.2 points per game (12th).

At home, the Jazz have been one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, ranking 6th in scoring at 120.2 points per game. Overall, they are 12th in the league at 116.2 points per game.

Utah has been an above-average three-point shooting team this season, ranking 13th in made threes per game. However, they are just 22nd in three-point shooting percentage at 35%.

When it comes to pace, the Jazz are 9th in the league at 99.6 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 19th in the NBA.

Cavaliers Team Defense

Although the Cavaliers’ defense is 6th in the league defensively this season, over their last three games they have allowed 120.7 points per contest, which is 14th in the NBA. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Cavaliers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.3% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.5% from downtown.

Jazz Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Jazz’s defense is giving up an average of 120.6 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 66.7% of their games. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Jazz are forcing 14.9 per game, which is 30th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 9th in blocked shots at 5.7 per game.

Key Players For The Cavaliers And Jazz

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Donovan Mitchell as the primary point contributor for the Cavaliers, finishing with 26 points while maintaining a 9/20 shooting accuracy. This season, he is averaging 26.8 points per game along with 5.2 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Collin Sexton as the leading scorer for the Jazz. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 21 while also collecting 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 49.4%, and his scoring average is 18.8 points per game.

Cavaliers vs Jazz Trends

  • Through their last five road games, Cleveland has an ATS record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 99 points per game.
  • In their last five games at home, the Jazz have a straight up record of 0-5 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 110 points per game in this stretch.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Jazz have gone 3-7 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-9.
  • The last ten games that Cleveland was favored, they have an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 4-6 straight up.

Cavaliers vs Jazz Prediction

In this Cavaliers vs. Jazz matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Jazz at +11.5. While we project the Cavaliers to win 112-103, our recommendation is to bet on the Jazz for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 216 and our model has the Cavaliers and Jazz finishing with a combined 215 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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