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Nuggets vs Cavaliers NBA Game Preview

Denver NuggetsCleveland Cavaliers
11-6December 04, 2013, 07:00 | Quicken Loans Arena5-12

The visiting Nuggets 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.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Cavaliers are 5-12 so far on the season, and 4-13 ATS vs. the number. The Nuggets, meanwhile, are 11-6 and 10-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 7-10 and the Nuggets go 9-8 on the totals.

View Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Nuggets listed as -4-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 202.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cavaliers at No. 28 and the Nuggets at No. 12 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 96-85 result in favor of the Nuggets.

In their last action, Denver was a 111-87 winner on the road against the Nets. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (198) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Denver cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Brooklyn out of the gym and running up a 111-87 score at Barclays Center.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 97-93 winner as they battled the Bulls at home. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 190 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago was victimized for 20 points and 10 rebounds by Andrew Bynum as the Cavaliers defeated the Bulls 97-93 in NBA action on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 92.47 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 21 at 101.71 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 41.86% so far, less than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.91% per game.

A few Nuggets at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Denver is 6-0-1 SU in its last 7 games
Denver is 4-7-1 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Denver is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 4-18 ATS in its last 22 games
Cleveland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Cleveland is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
Denver at Boston, Friday, December 6th
Cleveland at Atlanta, Friday, December 6th