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Cavaliers open as NBA underdog vs Trail Blazers

Cleveland CavaliersPortland Trail Blazers
Jan 8, 9:00 PM | Rose Garden

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds


Rose Garden will feature Trail Blazers vs. Cavaliers action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Cavaliers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 5-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Trail Blazers are 4-3 ATS. Cleveland is 3-4 against the total, while Portland is 3-4 versus the number.

View Cleveland vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cavaliers are listed as 10.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 196.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Trail Blazers) and the No. 21 (Cavaliers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-100 result in favor of the Trail Blazers is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 8-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 23 in the league with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 8.4 per outing.

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 91.5 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 98-87 winner as they battled the Timberwolves on the road. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cavaliers grabbed a 98-87 win over the Timberwolves on Friday, behind a 22-point effort from Antawn Jamison at Target Center.

The Trail Blazers were a 102-77 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Suns. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as favorites, while the total score (179) made winners of UNDER bettors. Portland was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Phoenix and falling 102-77 at US Airways Center.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Utah are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Cavaliers at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Portland
Portland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games at home
Portland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Utah, Tuesday, January 10
Portland home to LA Clippers, Tuesday, January 10