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Jazz vs Cavaliers Betting Preview

Cleveland CavaliersUtah Jazz
12-23January 10, 2014, 09:00 | EnergySolutions Arena12-25

The Jazz will hit the floor running against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

Utah will face the 12-23 Cavaliers, who own a 16-19 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Jazz are 17-20 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cavaliers are 17-18 favoring the OVER.

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Utah Jazz Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Jazz installed as 0-point in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 193.5.

This game pits the Jazz, currently No. 21 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Cavaliers, who rate No. 22 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 86-84 victory for the Cavaliers.

Cleveland won its last outing, a 111-93 result against the 76ers on January 7. The Cavaliers covered in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 204 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The 76ers were burned for 34 points by C.J. Miles on Tuesday as the Cavaliers picked up a 111-93 win at Quicken Loans Arena.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 112-101 winner as they battled the Thunder at home. The Jazz covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 213 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Oklahoma City was victimized by Gordon Hayward for 37 points as the Jazz defeated the Thunder 112-101 in NBA action on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 25-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 24 in the league with 6.49 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 19 with 7.17 per outing.

Next up:
Cleveland at Sacramento, Sunday, January 12th
Utah home to Denver, Monday, January 13th