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Cavaliers open as NBA underdog vs Suns

Cleveland CavaliersPhoenix Suns
Nov 9, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Phoenix Suns Odds

2-3TEAM RECORD2-3

The Suns will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Cavaliers tip off at US Airways Center on Friday in NBA play.

The Suns sit at 2-3 (1-4 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cavaliers are currently 2-3 (3-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Phoenix is 3-2 OU, and Cleveland is 4-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
For bettors going with the Suns in this one, they were listed earlier as 5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 201 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Suns and the No. 28-ranked Cavaliers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 95-93 result in favor of the Cavaliers.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 6-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 21 in the league with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 9.2 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 104 points per game when playing on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in scoring on their home court.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 106-96 result against the Warriors on November 7. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 202 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kyrie Irving went off for 28 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Golden State defeated Cleveland, 106-96 at Oracle Arena.

Phoenix won its last outing, a 117-110 result against the Bobcats on November 7. The Suns covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 227 combined points took the game OVER the total. Phoenix earned a 117-110 victory over Charlotte on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Shannon Brown at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Oklahoma City are 8-2
After playing Golden State are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Utah are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Cavaliers at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Phoenix is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Phoenix is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Oklahoma City, Sunday, November 11
Phoenix at Utah, Saturday, November 10

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