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Cavs Have Edge Versus Thunder Recently

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LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will look to continue a recent run of success versus Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder when the two titans of the league meet in OKC Sunday afternoon.

Shark Bites
  • The Cavs are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games on two days rest.
  • Home team is 4-0 ATS in the previous four meetings between these two teams.
  • UNDER is 5-1-1 in the previous seven meetings in OKC.

Online book Bovada is currently offering the Thunder as 3-point home favorites with tipoff mere hours away.

The Cavs have won back-to-back games SU and ATS versus the Thunder and, going a bit further back, have gone 4-2 SU and ATS in the last six meetings. Most recently, James netted 33 points and dished out 11 assists as the Cavs triumphed 104-100 as 2.5-point home favorites over the Thunder back on December 17 of this season. Furthermore, the Cavs have won four-straight games and defeated the Chicago Bulls 106-95 in their first game out of the All-Star break.

The Thunder are well behind the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference, but are still one win above the Eastern Conference leading Cavaliers. They came out of the All-Star break with a flat performance in a 101-98 defeat to the Indiana Pacers. It was the first time since January 17 that they failed to eclipse 100 points scored, ending a run of 12 games that saw them go 10-2 SU in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Oklahoma City Thunder installed as -4-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 213.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 108-106 win for the Thunder on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 23-28-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Oklahoma City Thunder are 22-32-1 ATS. Cleveland is 26-27 against the points scored total betting line, while Oklahoma City is 24-31 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Cleveland injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 4-rated Oklahoma City Thunder and the No. 5-rated Cavaliers in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 2-ranked offense (109.87 PPG) against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 4 at 96.91 PPG. The Oklahoma City Thunder have averaged 47.57% from the field per game, more than the Cleveland Cavaliers have managed so far this NBA season (45.72% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cavaliers grabbed a 106-95 win over the Bulls on Thursday, behind a 25-point effort from LeBron James at Quicken Loans Arena.

Kevin Durant chucked in 31 points for Oklahoma City on Friday, but they still came up short in losing 101-98 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games
  • Cleveland is 4-7-2 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Oklahoma City is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games
  • Oklahoma City is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Detroit, Monday, February 22nd
Oklahoma City at Dallas, Wednesday, February 24th

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