Spurs face Cavaliers: NBA odds preview
San Antonio Spurs vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Spurs travelling to Cleveland Wednesday to face the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
The Cavaliers sit at 16-36 (25-27 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Spurs are currently 41-12 (30-21-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Cleveland is 28-24 OU, and San Antonio is 25-27-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Cavaliers and the No. 2-ranked Spurs, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 108-95 result in favor of the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 21-rated squad against San Antonio's No. 25-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 12 in the league with 7.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 8.6 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Spurs own the league's No. 13-rated mark, allowing 99.2 points per game when playing on the road. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring on their home court.
San Antonio won its last outing, a 103-89 result against the Bulls on February 11. The Spurs covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game OVER the total. San Antonio got 26 points from Kawhi Leonard en route to a 103-89 victory over Chicago on Monday at United Center.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 100-92 loser as they battled the Timberwolves at home. The Cavaliers failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 192 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cleveland got 20 points from Kyrie Irving but lost anyway 100-92 against the Timberwolves on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Sacramento are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 8-2
After a win are 9-1
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing New Orleans are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Spurs at Cavaliers trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
San Antonio is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
San Antonio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home
Cleveland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
San Antonio at Sacramento, Tuesday, February 19
Cleveland home to New Orleans, Wednesday, February 20