The Brooklyn Nets (16-21) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-15) on Thursday, January 11th. This game will be played at Accor Arena in Paris and televised on NBA. The Cavaliers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Nets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Spurs. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.
Nets vs Cavaliers
The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Nets tell to the Trail Blazers by a score of 134-127. Besides losing the game outright, the Nets also fell short against the spread, failing to cover as -9 point favorites. Before the game, the over/under line was 225.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Cavaliers, the Nets are 16-21 and are hoping to reach .500. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 10th place and are 4th in the Atlantic division.
Brooklyn arrives with an ATS record of 19-17 for the season up to this point. This season, Brooklyn has a 9-5 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 10-12 when playing as underdogs.
The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win
Jarrett Allen scored 29 for Cleveland against the Spurs which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 48.9%. Caris LeVert also contributed 23 points as the Cavaliers won by a score of 117-115 vs. the Spurs.
As the Cavaliers prepare for today’s game, they are focused on extending their three game winning streak. Overall, they are 21-15 this season. In away games, the Cavaliers are 9-7 compared to their 12-8 record at home.
Cleveland has an overall ATS record of 17-17 for the season so far. On the road, the Cavaliers have an ATS record of 8-6 compared to a 9-11 record vs. the spread at home.
Nets Offense Breakdown
Through 37 games games, Brooklyn is averaging 114.9 points per game (18th).
This season, the Nets are 18th in scoring at 114.9 points per game. They have scored 112.8 points per game on the road compared to 116.9 at home. In terms of field goal percentage, Brooklyn is 26th in the league at 45%. They are also 23rd in pace at 98 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Nets are 8th in made threes at 13.7 per game. However, they are just 26th in two-point shooting at 52%. Overall, Brooklyn is 24th in true shooting percentage.
So far, the Nets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 48.6% of their games. In terms of free throws, they are 21st in both attempts and makes. In terms of assists, Brooklyn is 14th in the league.
Cavaliers Offense Breakdown
Through 36 games games, Cleveland is averaging 113.2 points per game (21st).
At home, the Cavaliers are averaging 114.2 points per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. For the season, they are 21st in scoring at 113.2 points per game.
When it comes to pace, the Cavaliers are 22nd in the league at 98.1 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 14th at 47%.
So far, Cleveland has made an average of 12.8 three-pointers per game (15th) but are just 24th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. From two-point range, the Cavaliers are 7th in the league at 56%.
Nets Team Defense
At this time, the Nets’ defense is positioned 19th in the NBA, permitting 116.6 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Nets’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.0% and allowing 38.5% from beyond the arc.
Cavaliers Team Defense
At present, the Cavaliers’ defense is ranked 6th, allowing 111.5 points per game. The Cleveland defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.7% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.2% of their field goal attempts vs. Cleveland.
Key Players For The Nets And Cavaliers
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Mikal Bridges is set to be the main scorer for the Nets, recording 19 points and shooting 6/15 from the field. This season, he is averaging 21.2 points per game along with 5.2 boards.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Donovan Mitchell to be the top scorer for the Cavaliers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 27, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and his scoring average is 27.2 points per game.
Nets vs Cavaliers Trends
- Although Brooklyn has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 0-5. The team averaged 103 points per game in these games.
- Through their last ten home contests, the Cavaliers offense has averaged 110 points per game while allowing an average of 108. Cleveland posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 6-2-2 ATS.
- The last ten games that Brooklyn was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-8 while going 2-8 straight up.
- Cleveland has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.
For a pick on the point-spread in this Cavaliers vs. Nets matchup, our bet is to grab the Nets at +3.5. Even though our projections have the Cavaliers winning 112-110, we see the Nets as the play on the point-spread.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 226 and given that our model is projecting 222 points between the teams, we like the under.
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