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Spurs vs Cavaliers Betting Preview

Cleveland CavaliersSan Antonio Spurs
4-9November 23, 2013, 08:30 | AT&T Center11-1

AT&T Center features an NBA battle between the host San Antonio Spurs and the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers in betting action on Saturday.

The Cavaliers will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 3-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Spurs are 6-6 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Cleveland is 5-8 on the totals; San Antonio is 5-7.

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs San Antonio Spurs Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as 12.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 192 at BetOnline and other shops.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spurs rated this week at No. 12 and the Cavaliers sitting at No. 27. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 97-82 result in favor of the Spurs today.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 104-100 loser as they battled the Pelicans on the road. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland got 22 points from Kyrie Irving but lost anyway 104-100 against the Pelicans on Friday at New Orleans Arena.

The Spurs were a 102-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (188) made winners of OVER bettors. The Spurs grabbed a 102-86 win over the Grizzlies on Friday, behind a 20-point effort from Tony Parker at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 15-ranked offense (99.33 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 18 at 99.77 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.08% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (41.97% on average).

Next up:
Cleveland home to Miami, Wednesday, November 27th
San Antonio home to Charlotte, Monday, November 25th