Cavaliers vs Jazz Betting Matchup Report
Utah Jazz vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Utah when they hit take on the Cavaliers on Wednesday in pro hoops betting action.
The Cavaliers sport records of 20-40 and 31-29 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Jazz sit at 32-28 and 29-30-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 32-28 for the Cavaliers and 29-30-1 for the Jazz. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 27-rated Cavaliers and the No. 16-rated Jazz in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-96 win for the Jazz on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 97.6 PPG, against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 17 at 98.7 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Jazz own the league's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 102 points per game when playing on the road. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring on their home court.
The Jazz were a 109-108 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (217) made winners of OVER bettors. Utah got 23 points and 15 rebounds from Derrick Favors in a losing cause in a 109-108 loss to Milwaukee on Monday at Bradley Center.
The Cavaliers were a 102-97 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (199) made winners of UNDER bettors. Marreese Speights scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Cavaliers to victory (they lost 102-97 to New York at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday).
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing New York are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
A few Jazz at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Utah's last 15 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Utah
Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cleveland's last 15 games when playing at home against Utah
Utah at Chicago, Friday, March 8
Cleveland home to Memphis, Friday, March 8