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Nets vs Cavaliers NBA Game Preview

New Jersey NetsCleveland Cavaliers
March 23, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

New Jersey Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

22-47TEAM RECORD13-56

The visiting Nets hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Quicken Loans Arena against the Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers bring a 13-56 record (28-38-3 ATS) to the battle against the 22-47 Nets, who are 32-37 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 38-31 so far and the Nets go 33-35-1.

View New Jersey vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cavaliers in this one, they're listed as 3-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 191.5 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 26-rated Nets taking on the No. 30-rated Cavaliers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 93-88 win for the Nets on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 25-rated squad against New Jersey's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 17 in the league with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 5.5 per outing.

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.3 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

The Nets were a 102-98 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (200) made winners of OVER bettors. Brook Lopez scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Nets to victory (they lost 102-98 to Indiana at Prudential Center on Monday).

In their last action, Cleveland was a 97-86 loser at home against the Magic. They covered the 12.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (183) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland got 18 points from J.J. Hickson but lost anyway 97-86 against the Magic on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena.

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 3-7
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Nets at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Jersey's last 11 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Jersey's last 12 games
New Jersey is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing at home against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
Cleveland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey at Orlando, Friday, March 25
Cleveland home to Detroit, Friday, March 25

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