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Suns vs Cavaliers Betting Matchup Report

Cleveland CavaliersPhoenix Suns
Jan 12, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Phoenix Suns Odds

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The NBA betting slate features a clash between Phoenix and Cleveland on Thursday, with the host Suns trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Cavaliers will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 5-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Suns are 5-4 ATS. Cleveland is 4-5 on the totals; Phoenix is 2-6-1.

View Cleveland vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 194 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 20-rated Cavaliers taking on the No. 7-rated Suns in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-94 win for the Suns on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 16-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 10 in the league with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 with 7.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.2 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 113-105 loser as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Cavaliers failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 218 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland suffered a 113-105 loss against Utah on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Antawn Jamison in a losing effort at EnergySolutions Arena.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 99-83 loser on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (182) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Channing Frye scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Suns to victory (they lost 99-83 to Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Tuesday).

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing Utah are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing New Jersey are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cavaliers at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
Phoenix is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Phoenix is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at LA Lakers, Friday, January 13
Phoenix home to New Jersey, Friday, January 13

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