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Cleveland CavaliersOklahoma City Thunder
Nov 11, 7:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds


Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Sunday when the Thunder try to run the Cavaliers off the court at Chesapeake Energy Arena in pro hoops action.

The Thunder sit at 4-2 (3-2-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cavaliers are currently 2-4 (4-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Oklahoma City is 1-4-1 OU, and Cleveland is 5-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The Thunder were listed as 9.5-point favorites at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 203 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 2 (Thunder) and the No. 28 (Cavaliers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 105-94 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cavaliers rank No. 19 in the league with 41.7 per game. That compares with Oklahoma City’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oklahoma City is the NBA’s No. 11-ranked team at 7.2 per game, while the Cavaliers rate No. 4 with 9.2 per contest.

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.8 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 107-105 loser on the road against the Suns. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (212) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Cleveland got 23 points from Dion Waiters but lost anyway 107-105 against the Suns on Friday at US Airways Center.

The Thunder were a 105-94 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (199) made winners of OVER bettors. The Thunder got a 25-point performance from Kevin Durant, who added 13 rebounds as Oklahoma City ran past Detroit 105-94 on Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

A few Cavaliers at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games when playing Oklahoma City
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oklahoma City's last 11 games when playing Cleveland
Oklahoma City is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Brooklyn, Tuesday, November 13
Oklahoma City at Detroit, Monday, November 12