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San Antonio Spurs vs Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA odds tilt

Cleveland CavaliersSan Antonio Spurs
March 16, 8:30 PM | AT&T Center

Cleveland Cavaliers vs San Antonio Spurs Odds

22-43TEAM RECORD50-16

The visiting Cavaliers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at AT&T Center against the Spurs.

The Spurs bring a 50-16 record (36-28-2 ATS) to the battle against the 22-43 Cavaliers, who are 34-31 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Antonio go 29-36-1 so far and the Cavaliers go 34-31. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened this morning as 12-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 198.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Spurs, currently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Cavaliers, who rate No. 27 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 108-96 victory for the Spurs.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 4-ranked offense (104.2 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 24 at 100.9 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.7% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (43.4% on average).

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.7 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 96-86 loser on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (182) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland suffered a 96-86 loss against Dallas on Friday, getting 21 points from Dion Waiters in a losing effort at American Airlines Center.

Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 92-91 winner as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Spurs failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 183 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Tim Duncan scored 28 points and added 19 rebounds for a double-double, leading San Antonio over Dallas, 92-91, on Thursday at AT&T Center.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 10-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Cavaliers at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
San Antonio is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
San Antonio is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games

Next up:
Cleveland home to Indiana, Monday, March 18
San Antonio home to Golden State, Wednesday, March 20