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Cavaliers vs Nets Betting Preview

Brooklyn NetsCleveland Cavaliers
April 3, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Brooklyn Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

42-31TEAM RECORD22-51

The Cavaliers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Nets pay a visit to Quicken Loans Arena in NBA betting action.

The Cavaliers sit at 22-51 (38-35 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nets are currently 42-31 (34-37-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Cleveland is 37-36 OU, and Brooklyn is 35-38 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cavaliers in this one found them as 1-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 197.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 14-rated Nets taking on the No. 28-rated Cavaliers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 98-93 win for the Nets on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 96.9 PPG, against a Nets defense that ranks No. 5 at 95 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the Nets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 95 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Brooklyn was a 116-107 loser on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (223) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Nets wasted a 27-point performance from Brook Lopez as Utah ran past them 116-107 on Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Cavaliers were a 102-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (196) made winners of UNDER bettors. Cleveland suffered a 102-94 loss against Atlanta on Monday, getting 23 points from Marreese Speights in a losing effort at Philips Arena.

Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 3-7
After playing Utah are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Nets at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Brooklyn's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 8 games on the road
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games when playing at home against Brooklyn

Next up:
Brooklyn home to Chicago, Thursday, April 4
Cleveland at Boston, Friday, April 5