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Spurs visit Cavaliers in NBA clash

San Antonio SpursCleveland Cavaliers
43-16March 04, 2014, 07:00 | Quicken Loans Arena24-37



A key NBA battle sees the visiting Spurs travelling to Cleveland Tuesday to face the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

Cleveland battles the Spurs, currently with a 43-16 mark (28-31 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 27-34 for the Cavaliers and 35-24 for the Spurs. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View San Antonio Spurs vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Cavaliers installed as 6.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 203.

The Cavaliers sit at No. 19 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Spurs are at No. 16 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Spurs will win this game 98-89.

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San Antonio was a 112-106 winner in its last match at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 218 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. San Antonio got 22 points from Tony Parker en route to a 112-106 victory over Dallas on Sunday at AT&T Center.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 110-96 result against the Grizzlies on March 1. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 206 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kyrie Irving went off for 28 points and added 1 rebound but it wasn't enough as Memphis defeated Cleveland, 110-96 at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 10-rated squad against San Antonio's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 19 in the league with 6.97 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 8.02 per outing.

A few Spurs at Cavaliers trends to consider:
San Antonio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Antonio's last 9 games
San Antonio is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
Cleveland is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games


Next up:
San Antonio home to Miami, Thursday, March 6th
Cleveland at Charlotte, Friday, March 7th

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