San Antonio Spurs vs Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA odds tilt
Cleveland Cavaliers vs San Antonio Spurs Odds
The visiting Cavaliers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at AT&T Center against the Spurs.
The Spurs bring a 50-16 record (36-28-2 ATS) to the battle against the 22-43 Cavaliers, who are 34-31 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Antonio go 29-36-1 so far and the Cavaliers go 34-31. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 12-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 198.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Spurs, currently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Cavaliers, who rate No. 27 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 108-96 victory for the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 4-ranked offense (104.2 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 24 at 100.9 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.7% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (43.4% on average).
Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.7 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Cleveland was a 96-86 loser on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (182) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland suffered a 96-86 loss against Dallas on Friday, getting 21 points from Dion Waiters in a losing effort at American Airlines Center.
Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 92-91 winner as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Spurs failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 183 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Tim Duncan scored 28 points and added 19 rebounds for a double-double, leading San Antonio over Dallas, 92-91, on Thursday at AT&T Center.
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 10-0
After a win are 6-4
A few Cavaliers at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
San Antonio is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
San Antonio is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games
Cleveland home to Indiana, Monday, March 18
San Antonio home to Golden State, Wednesday, March 20