Phoenix Suns vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Phoenix Suns vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction 3/11/2024

The Phoenix Suns (37-27) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (41-23) on Monday, March 11th. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and televised on BSOH. Both the Suns and Cavaliers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 ET.

Suns vs Cavaliers

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The Suns Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Suns is coming off a loss to the Celtics in their latest game, ending with a score of 117-107. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 62-50, the Suns picked up the win.

As they prepare to take on the Cavaliers, the Suns are hoping to keep their above .500 record intact. So far, they are 37-27 overall. When it comes to playing on the road, the Suns are 16-13 compared to their 21-14 record at home.

This season, Phoenix holds an ATS record of 25-38, which also includes their two game losing streak against the spread. The Suns have experienced a three game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 7-10 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.

The Cavaliers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Nets, Georges Niang was the top scorer for the Cavaliers’ offense, scoring 20 points and shooting 8/12 from the field. Jarrett Allen added 15 points, but unfortunately, Cleveland was defeated in the game with a score of 120-101.

Over their last ten games, the Cavaliers are 5-5 and have an overall record of 41-23 as they prepare to take on the Suns. At home, the Cavaliers are 22-12 while going 19-11 on the road this season.

Cleveland holds a .500 ATS record for the season, standing at 31-31 ATS. Cleveland has gone 21-22 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 10-9 when playing as underdogs.

Suns Offense Breakdown

Today, the Suns enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 117 points per game (12th).

When it comes to scoring, the Suns are 12th in the league at 117 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 117.1 compared to 116.9 at home.

Phoenix’s offense is one of the most efficient in the NBA, ranking 5th in field goal percentage and true shooting percentage. They are also one of the top teams in free throw attempts, getting to the line an average of 25 times per game.

In terms of pace, the Suns are right in the middle of the pack at 15th. So far this season, they have outscored the NBA average in 56.2% of their games.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

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Through 64 games games, Cleveland is averaging 113.8 points per game (18th).

At home, the Cavaliers are averaging 114.6 points per game, which is 18th in the NBA. Overall, they are 13th in field goal percentage at 47%. Cleveland is 10th in two-point field goal percentage at 56% but just 18th in offensive rebounds.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Cavaliers are 7th in made threes per game but just 16th in three-point shooting percentage. On average, they are getting to the free-throw line 20.9 times per game.

So far, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA average in 45.3% of their games. In terms of pace, Cleveland is 21st in the league at 97.6 possessions per game.

Suns Team Defense

So far, the Suns’ defense is ranked 16th in the league at 114.3 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Suns are forcing 14.1 per game, which is 25th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 5th in blocked shots at 6.1 per game.

Cavaliers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Cavaliers’ defense is giving up an average of 109.5 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Cavaliers are causing 12.6 turnovers per game, ranking 14th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 19th in rejections, averaging 4.9 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Suns And Cavaliers

In today’s game, our projections have Kevin Durant leading the Suns with 28 points on 10/19 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 28.3 points per game along with 6.7 boards.

As for Cleveland, Darius Garland is projected to be the primary scorer for the Cavaliers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 18, and adding 2 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 45.2%, and he is contributing 18.5 points per game on average.

Suns vs Cavaliers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Suns have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 119 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across their three previous home games, Cleveland has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 111 points per game.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 5-5 and an ATS mark of 5-5.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Suns have a strong record of 3-2. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 1-4.

Suns vs Cavaliers Prediction

The Cavaliers come in as the underdog at +5.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 222.5 and our model has the Suns and Cavaliers finishing with a combined 228 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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

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