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Cavaliers visit Thunder in hoops battle

Cleveland CavaliersOklahoma City Thunder
22-36February 26, 2014, 08:00 | Chesapeake Energy Arena43-14

The Oklahoma City Thunder host Cleveland on Wednesday, looking to build on their 43-14 mark against the 22-36 Cavaliers in NBA action at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Cavaliers will try to spoil the party on Wednesday; they are 26-32 ATS against the number this season, while the Thunder are 32-25 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Cleveland is 25-33 on the totals; Oklahoma City is 29-28.

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Thunder sat as -14.5-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 202.5.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 5-rated Thunder and the No. 20-rated Cavaliers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-88 win for the Thunder on Wednesday.

Cleveland was a 99-93 loser in its last match at home against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 192 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kyrie Irving went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Toronto defeated Cleveland, 99-93 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 125-117 loser as they battled the Clippers at home. The Thunder failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 242 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Oklahoma City got 42 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 125-117 loss at the hands of Oklahoma City on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 6-ranked offense (104.77 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 17 at 101.34 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 47.37% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (42.35% on average).

Next up:
Cleveland home to Utah, Friday, February 28th
Oklahoma City home to Memphis, Friday, February 28th