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Suns vs Cavaliers NBA Game Preview

Phoenix SunsCleveland Cavaliers
Nov 27, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Phoenix Suns vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

6-8TEAM RECORD3-11

The Cavaliers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Tuesday as the Suns pay a visit to Quicken Loans Arena in NBA betting action.

This season the Cavaliers are 3-11 overall and 8-6 ATS against the number, while the Suns are 6-8 and 4-10 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Cleveland is 8-6 on the OU, and Phoenix is 9-5.

View Phoenix vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cleveland opened as 1.5-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 198.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cavaliers - Suns odds would favor the Cavaliers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 23 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Suns sit at No. 27. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-95 win for the Suns.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 20-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 6 in the league with 8.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 6.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, giving up 110.2 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

The Suns were a 104-101 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (205) made winners of OVER bettors. Phoenix got 21 points from Michael Beasley but lost anyway 104-101 against the 76ers on Sunday at Wells Fargo Center.

In their last action, Cleveland was an 84-78 loser on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (162) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Anderson Varejao scored 15 points in a failed effort to lead the Cavaliers to victory (they lost 84-78 to Memphis at FedExForum on Monday).

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Suns at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games on the road
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Phoenix's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Cleveland's last 18 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games

Next up:
Phoenix at Detroit, Wednesday, November 28
Cleveland at Atlanta, Friday, November 30