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Suns Trending in Wrong Direction

Suns Morris Love Cavaliers

After losses to the Warriors and Trail Blazers, the Cavaliers’ holiday road trip continues tonight in Phoenix against a Suns team that has four SU losses in a row and a 1-6 ATS record over its last seven games.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 games in this matchup.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Suns' last five games after consecutive ATS losses.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of the Cavs' last 19 games after consecutive losses.

The Cavs have been far from a good bet on the road this season, posting a 4-8 road ATS record over their last 12 games. They’re coming off a 29-point beatdown at the hands of the Trail Blazers, which is by far their worst loss of the season.

This should be a good opportunity for the Cavs to turn things around, however, as it looks like the Suns have hit rock bottom. Their best player, Eric Bledsoe, is now on the shelf for six-to-eight weeks with a knee injury, and they’ve undergone a major transformation on their coaching staff after canning two assistants. As bad of a bet that Cleveland has been on the road, Phoenix has been worse at home, going just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games.

The total for this one opened at 202 and both teams are trending UNDER. The Cavs have gone UNDER in five straight road games, while the Suns have gone UNDER in five of their last six games at home. The teams played twice last season with the total going UNDER both times.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Phoenix Suns opened as 7.5-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 202 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 102-95 win for the Cavaliers on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Phoenix Suns Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Phoenix battles the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently with a 19-9 mark (12-16 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 16-15-1 for the Phoenix Suns and 13-15 for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Phoenix vs Cleveland injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 22 (Phoenix Suns) and the No. 4 (Cavaliers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Phoenix's No. 5-ranked offense averaging 103.66 PPG, against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 3 at 95.29 PPG. The Phoenix Suns field goal percentage has averaged 44.76% so far, more than the Cleveland Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland was run off the court by the Trail Blazers on Saturday as Portland blasted them 105-76 at Moda Center.

Brandon Knight scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Suns to victory (they lost 111-104 to Philadelphia at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Phoenix is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Phoenix is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games
  • Phoenix is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Denver, Tuesday, December 29th
Phoenix at San Antonio, Wednesday, December 30th