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Nets visit Cavaliers in NBA clash

New Jersey NetsCleveland Cavaliers
Jan 1, 6:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

New Jersey Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

1-3TEAM RECORD1-2

The Cavaliers will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Nets at Quicken Loans Arena in NBA wagering action.

The Cavaliers currently sports a record of 1-2, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-1 ATS. The Nets are 1-3 and 2-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cavaliers post a 2-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Nets have gone 1-3 against the number.

View New Jersey vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cavaliers in this one, they're listed as 4.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 186 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 30 (Cavaliers) and the No. 26 (Nets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 94-81 result in favor of the Cavaliers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 12-ranked offense (97.3 PPG) against a Nets defense that ranks No. 21 at 97.2 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 44.9% from the field per game, more than the Nets have managed so far this season (38.9% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nets own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 94.3 points per game when on the road. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in home scoring.

New Jersey was a 105-98 loser in its last match on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 11.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 203 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. New Jersey got 23 points from Deron Williams but lost anyway 105-98 against the Hawks on Friday at Philips Arena.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 98-91 loser on the road against the Pacers. They covered the 9.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Kyrie Irving scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Cavaliers to victory (they lost 98-91 to Indiana at Conseco Fieldhouse on Friday).

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Nets at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Jersey's last 12 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 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 UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing at home against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 12 games when playing New Jersey
Cleveland is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey home to Indiana, Monday, January 2
Cleveland home to Charlotte, Tuesday, January 3

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