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Cavaliers host Thunder in basketball action

Oklahoma City ThunderCleveland Cavaliers
March 13, 1:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

41-23TEAM RECORD12-52

Quicken Loans Arena will feature Cavaliers vs. Thunder action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Cavaliers sport records of 12-52 and 25-36-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Thunder sit at 41-23 and 33-31 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 38-26 for the Cavaliers and 38-26 for the Thunder.

View Oklahoma City vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Cavaliers as 9-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 211.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 30 (Cavaliers) and the No. 11 (Thunder) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 105-92 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 25-ranked offense (95.7 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 20 at 102.3 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 43.1% from the field per game, less than the Thunder have managed so far this season (46.2% on average).

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 103 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

Oklahoma City was a 104-94 winner in its last match at home against the Pistons. They covered the 9–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 198 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Thunder grabbed a 104-94 win over the Pistons on Friday, behind a 24-point effort from Kevin Durant at Ford Center.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 110-90 loser as they battled the Bucks on the road. The Cavaliers failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 200 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Milwaukee and falling 110-90 at Bradley Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 1-9
After a win are 6-4

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Thunder at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cleveland's last 14 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Washington, Monday, March 14
Cleveland at Sacramento, Wednesday, March 16

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