Cleveland Cavaliers vs Utah Jazz Odds
The NBA betting slate features a clash between Utah and Cleveland on Saturday, with the host Jazz trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
Utah battles the Cavaliers, currently with a 10-31 mark (19-22 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 19-20-1 for the Jazz and 21-20 for the Cavaliers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Jazz 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 98-93 result in favor of the Jazz.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 14-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 20 in the league with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 7.5 per outing.
Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.4 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 93-88 winner as they battled the Trail Blazers on the road. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 181 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cavaliers got a 31-point performance from Kyrie Irving as Cleveland handed Portland a 93-88 defeat on Wednesday at Rose Garden.
Last time out for Utah, they were a 104-97 winner as they battled the Heat at home. The Jazz covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Utah got 23 points and 11 rebounds from Al Jefferson en route to a 104-97 victory over Miami on Monday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a win are 1-9
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Cavaliers at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing Utah
Cleveland is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Utah
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Utah is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland home to Boston, Tuesday, January 22
Utah home to Washington, Wednesday, January 23