The Denver Nuggets (9-3) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (6-6) on Sunday, November 19th. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and televised on BSOH. The Cavaliers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Nuggets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pistons. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.
Nuggets vs Cavaliers
The Nuggets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their latest game against the Pelicans, Nikola Jokic was the top scorer for the Nuggets’ offense, scoring 26 points and shooting 10/20 from the field. While Christian Braun was 2nd on the team with 25 points, Denver fell short in the game with a final score of 115-110.
Over the Nuggets’ last five games, they are 3-2 and come in with an overall record of 9-3. In road games, the Nuggets have a 2-3 record this season, in contrast to their 7-0 record when playing at home.
For this season, Denver has an ATS record of 5-7, along with an ongoing four game losing streak against the spread. Denver has not been good vs. the spread in their last two home games, and they are 4-3 ATS at home compared to 1-4 on the road.
The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Cavaliers took down the Pistons by a score of 108-100. The Cavaliers were favored by -8.5 heading into the game, but their 8 point victory failed to cover the spread. In terms of the over/under, the combined 208 points was below the over/under line of 217.
In their upcoming game against the Nuggets, the Cavaliers can move above .500 with a win, as they are currently 6-6. In road games, the Cavaliers have a 4-3 record this season, in contrast to their 2-3 record when playing at home.
Cleveland comes in with an overall ATS record of 4-8 so far this season. Cleveland has gone 2-5 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 2-3 when playing as underdogs.
Nuggets Offense Breakdown
In 12 games games, Denver has an average of 114.1 points per game (12th). Coming into today’s game, the Nuggets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.3 made 3’s per game. If Denver continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 29th in the league in possessions per game.
Cavaliers Offense Breakdown
This season, the Cleveland offense is ranked 22nd in the NBA in scoring at 110.3 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Cavaliers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.3 per contest. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 15th in the league in field goal percentage 15th%.
Nuggets Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Nuggets defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 25.0% of their games. Currently, they are 6th in the NBA at 107.0 points per game allowed.
Opponents are hitting 50.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.1% of their three-point attempts.
Cavaliers Team Defense
At present, the Cavaliers’ defense is ranked 11th, allowing 111.2 points per game.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Cavaliers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 50.2% while allowing 37.5% from downtown.
Key Players For The Nuggets And Cavaliers
In today’s game, we anticipate Nikola Jokic leading the scoring for the Nuggets, contributing 24 points while shooting 10/16 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 29.7 points per game, along with 14.1 rebounds.
On the other side, Caris LeVert is our projected leading scorer for the Cavaliers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 19 and grabbing 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 42% and is averaging 18 points per contest.
Nuggets vs Cavaliers Trends
- Although Denver has a straight up record of 7-3 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 6-4. The team averaged 111 points per game in these games.
- Across their five previous home games, Cleveland has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 116 points per game.
- As the betting underdog, the Cavaliers have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 2-1.
- Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Nuggets have a straight up record of 7-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-6.
In this Nuggets vs. Cavaliers matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Cavaliers at +2.5. While we project the Nuggets to win 113-112, our recommendation is to bet on the Cavaliers for the point-spread.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 216.5 and given that our model is projecting 225 points between the teams, we like the over.
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