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Cleveland CavaliersPortland Trail Blazers
March 17, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

13-53TEAM RECORD38-29

The Cavaliers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Trail Blazers in Portland at Rose Garden on Thursday in NBA action.

The Cavaliers will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 26-37-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Trail Blazers are 33-30-4 ATS. Cleveland is 38-28 on the totals; Portland is 33-33-1.

View Cleveland vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Trail Blazers sat as 13.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 194.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 22 (Trail Blazers) and the No. 30 (Cavaliers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-88 result in favor of the Trail Blazers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 96.1 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 27 at 105.5 PPG. The Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 44.4% so far, more than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 107.8 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.

Cleveland won its last outing, a 97-93 result against the Kings on March 16. The Cavaliers covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 190 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Cavaliers got 20 points from Ramon Sessions as Cleveland ran past Sacramento 97-93 on Wednesday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Portland won its last outing, a 104-101 result against the Mavericks on March 15. The Trail Blazers covered in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. LaMarcus Aldridge went off for 30 points and added 8 rebounds leading Portland to a 104-101 win over Dallas on Tuesday at Rose Garden.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After playing Sacramento are 7-3
After a win are 1-9

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Cavaliers at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Portland
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Portland
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Portland is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Portland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Portland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at LA Clippers, Saturday, March 19
Portland home to Philadelphia, Saturday, March 19

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