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Cleveland CavaliersNew Jersey Nets
March 19, 7:30 PM | Prudential Center

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Jersey Nets Odds

16-26TEAM RECORD15-31

The New Jersey Nets host Cleveland on Monday, looking to build on their 15-31 mark against the 16-26 Cavaliers in NBA action at Prudential Center.

The Nets sit at 15-31 (19-26-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cavaliers are currently 16-26 (21-21 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Jersey is 25-21 OU, and Cleveland is 20-22 OU.

View Cleveland vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Nets as 3.5-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 196.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Nets and the No. 26-ranked Cavaliers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 92-90 result in favor of the Cavaliers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 25-ranked offense (92.6 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 25 at 98.9 PPG. The Nets have averaged 42.6% from the field per game, less than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.6 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

The Cavaliers were a 103-87 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (190) made winners of OVER bettors. Cleveland suffered a 103-87 loss against Atlanta on Sunday, getting 20 points from Alonzo Gee in a losing effort at Quicken Loans Arena.

New Jersey lost its last outing, a 102-94 result against the Hornets on March 17. The Nets failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 196 combined points took the game OVER the total. Deron Williams scored 20 points and added 12 assists for a double-double, but his team still lost 102-94 against New Orleans in NBA action at Prudential Center.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cavaliers at Nets trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
Cleveland is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cleveland's last 14 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games at home
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of New Jersey's last 14 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Atlanta, Wednesday, March 21
New Jersey home to Washington, Wednesday, March 21

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