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NBA Game Preview - Cavaliers underdogs vs Nets at Brooklyn

Cleveland CavaliersBrooklyn Nets
Nov 13, 7:30 PM | Barclays Center

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets Odds


The visiting Cavaliers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Barclays Center against the Nets.

The Cavaliers will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 4-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Nets are 2-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Cleveland is 5-2 on the totals; Brooklyn is 2-3.

View Cleveland vs Brooklyn Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Nets in this one found them as 5.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 198 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 6-rated Nets and the No. 22-rated Cavaliers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-90 win for the Nets on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Brooklyn's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 93 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 28 at 103.4 PPG. The Nets field goal percentage has averaged 43.7% so far, less than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 105 points per game when playing on the road. Brooklyn, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring on their home court.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 106-91 loser on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Kyrie Irving scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Cavaliers to victory (they lost 106-91 to Oklahoma City at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday).

Brooklyn won its last outing, an 82-74 result against the Magic on November 11. The Nets failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 156 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Nets grabbed an 82-74 win over the Magic on Sunday, behind a 20-point effort from Brook Lopez at Barclays Center.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

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

Next up:
Cleveland home to Dallas, Saturday, November 17
Brooklyn home to Boston, Thursday, November 15