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Trail Blazers host Cavaliers in basketball action

Cleveland CavaliersPortland Trail Blazers
Jan 16, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

9-31TEAM RECORD20-18

The Trail Blazers will hit the floor running against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Trail Blazers sport records of 20-18 and 18-18-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Cavaliers sit at 9-31 and 18-22 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 18-20 for the Trail Blazers and 21-19 for the Cavaliers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Portland opened as 8-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 199.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Trail Blazers at No. 19 and the Cavaliers at No. 28 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 96-92 result in favor of the Trail Blazers.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cavaliers rank No. 20 in the league with 41.6 per game. That compares with Portland’s No. 16 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Portland is the NBA’s No. 7-ranked team at 8.3 per game, while the Cavaliers rate No. 9 with 7.6 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 23-rated mark, allowing 101.9 points per game when playing on the road. Portland, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring on their home court.

Cleveland was a 124-118 loser in its last match on the road against the Kings. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 242 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Dion Waiters was dynamite, scoring 33 points and adding 2 rebounds but Sacramento still won, 124-118, over Cleveland on Monday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Portland lost its last outing, a 115-111 result against the Nuggets on January 15. The Trail Blazers covered in that game as a 9-point underdog, while the 226 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Trail Blazers wasted a 28-point performance from LaMarcus Aldridge as Denver ran past them 115-111 on Tuesday at Pepsi Center.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Utah are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cavaliers at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Portland
Portland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Portland's last 11 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Utah, Saturday, January 19
Portland home to Milwaukee, Saturday, January 19