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Nets visit Cavaliers in hoops battle

New Jersey NetsCleveland Cavaliers
Jan 27, 7:30 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

New Jersey Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds


The Cavaliers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Nets tip off at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday in NBA play.

The Nets will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 9-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Cavaliers are 10-7 ATS. New Jersey is 10-9 on the totals; Cleveland is 9-8.

View New Jersey vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Nets before tip-off in this one will find them as 3-point underdogs, while the total sits at 192.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 27-rated Nets taking on the No. 26-rated Cavaliers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 92-89 win for the Cavaliers on Friday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 94 PPG, against a Nets defense that ranks No. 27 at 99 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, more than the Nets shooters have achieved on the year, 41.8% per game.

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.1 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.

New Jersey won its last outing, a 97-90 result against the 76ers on January 25. The Nets covered in that game as a 11.5-point underdog, while the 187 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Deron Williams poured in 34 points for New Jersey on Wednesday, as they defeated Philadelphia 97-90 at Wells Fargo Center.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 91-81 winner at home against the Knicks. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (172) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland earned a 91-81 victory over New York on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Antawn Jamison at Quicken Loans Arena.

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing New York are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Nets at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Jersey's last 9 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Jersey's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing at home against New Jersey
Cleveland is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games

Next up:
New Jersey home to Toronto, Sunday, January 29
Cleveland at Boston, Sunday, January 29