Trail Blazers Cavaliers Betting Preview

Cleveland Cavaliers Portland Trail Blazers
14-24 January 15, 2014, 10:00 | Rose Garden 28-9



A key NBA battle sees the visiting Cavaliers travelling to Portland Wednesday to face the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

The Trail Blazers sit at 28-9 (21-16 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cavaliers are currently 14-24 (17-21 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Portland is 27-10 OU, and Cleveland is 19-19 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Cavaliers before tip-off in this one found them as 11.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 208 at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 22-rated Cavaliers taking on the No. 1-rated Trail Blazers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 101-90 win for the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

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In their last action, Cleveland was a 120-118 winner on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (238) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Luol Deng went off for 27 points and added 5 rebounds leading Cleveland over Los Angeles, 120-118, on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 112-104 winner as they battled the Celtics at home. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a 12-point favorite, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston was victimized for 21 points and 13 rebounds by LaMarcus Aldridge as the Trail Blazers defeated the Celtics 112-104 in NBA action on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 1-ranked offense (109.14 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 22 at 101.66 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 45.5% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (42.54% on average).

Next up:
Cleveland at Denver, Friday, January 17th
Portland at San Antonio, Friday, January 17th
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