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Cleveland CavaliersOklahoma City Thunder
March 9, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

14-23TEAM RECORD31-8

The Thunder will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Cavaliers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in NBA wagering action.

Supporters of the Cavaliers have seen them go 14-23 and 19-18 ATS so far this season, while the Thunder are at 31-8 and 22-17 ATS. In totals betting, the Thunder are 19-20, while the Cavaliers are 17-20.

View Cleveland vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Thunder as 13-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 202, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Thunder, currently No. 3 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Cavaliers, who rate No. 26 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 104-93 victory for the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 102.3 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 24 at 98.5 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 46.9% so far, more than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.2 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 100-99 winner as they battled the Nuggets on the road. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 199 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Antawn Jamison poured in 33 points for Cleveland on Wednesday, as they defeated Denver 100-99 at Pepsi Center.

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 115-104 winner at home against the Suns. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (219) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Thunder got a 31-point performance from Russell Westbrook as Oklahoma City handed Phoenix a 115-104 defeat on Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Denver are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Cavaliers at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland's last 16 games
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma City is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Oklahoma City is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 10 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland home to Houston, Sunday, March 11
Oklahoma City home to Charlotte, Saturday, March 10

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