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It’s Finally Thomas Time in Cleveland

The Cleveland Cavaliers will have a different look on Tuesday as Isaiah Thomas is set to make his long-awaited debut for the wine and gold at home against the Portland Trail Blazers.

  • The Cavaliers are 12-0 SU in their last 12 games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 20 of the Trail Blazers’ last 27 games.
  • The Cavaliers are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games when hosting a West Coast team.

Thomas, who’s been recovering from a hip injury he suffered in the 2017 playoffs, will have an even bigger chip on his shoulder than normal after getting traded by the Boston Celtics for Kyrie Irving in the offseason. The diminutive point guard averaged a career-best 28.9 points for the Celtics last season and will provide a major shot in the arm for a Cavaliers team that managed to win 24 games without him.

The Trail Blazers have won three of their last four games after topping the Chicago Bulls 124-120 in overtime on Monday and are likely to get star guard Damian Lillard back in the fold after a five-game absence. Shooting guard C.J. McCollum has reached the 30-point mark in two of the last three contests. It’s worth noting that the Blazers are in a tough road spot tonight after playing yesterday, while the Cavs haven’t seen the floor since Saturday.

Cleveland has won its last three at home vs Portland, including a fantastic 137-125 triumph last season that saw Kevin Love score 34 first-quarter points. When these teams get together, UNDER bettors are profiting. In the last seven meetings between the Cavs and Blazers, the UNDER is 5-2.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at OddsShark pick a 106-100 result in favor of the Cavaliers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Cavaliers sport a record of 24-12 and 11-24-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Portland Trail Blazers sit at 19-17 and 18-16-2 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 17-18-1 for the Cavaliers and 11-25 for the Trail Blazers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Portland injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 4 (Cavaliers) and the No. 26 (Trail Blazers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Cleveland's No. 5-ranked offense (110.06 PPG) against a Portland Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 5 at 101.22 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 47.71% from the field per game, more than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this NBA season (44.27% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

C.J. McCollum went off for 32 points and added 6 rebounds leading Portland to a 124-120 win over Chicago on Monday at United Center.

Cleveland got 29 points from LeBron James en route to a 104-101 loss against Utah on Saturday at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Portland is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Portland's last 11 games
  • Portland is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Portland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games

Next Betting Matchups

Portland home to Atlanta, Friday, January 5
Cleveland at Boston, Wednesday, January 3