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Cavaliers look to secure 11th straight home victory vs struggling Jazz

The Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Utah Jazz tonight at Quicken Loans Arena and aim to win their eleventh straight home-game. The Cavs have won three-straight after dropping to the Indiana Pacers and will look to put the clamps down on the Jazz team that is 1-4 SU in its last five games. The Jazz opened as heavy underdogs to upset Cleveland.

  • Utah is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games.
  • Cleveland is 6-3 SU in its last nine games vs Utah.
  • Utah is 0-5 SU in its last five games in Cleveland.

Utah will be shorthanded in their frontcourt tonight as center Rudy Gobert suffered a knee injury last game and isn’t expected to suit up. This could be a huge factor for the Jazz who have dealt with the injury-bug throughout the season to key players. The good news for Utah backers is they showed some serious cajones by knocking off Boston at the TD Garden last night and got 22 points from Ricky Rubio in the win. The Jazz have only been a dog of eight points or more once this season (vs Oklahoma City) and covered in that game so there is hope should you decide to place a wager on Utah.

The Cavs, on the other hand, continue to impress and are 16-1 SU in their last 17 games. LeBron James continues to defy age and may finally get another MVP trophy for his crowded mantle. The 14-year veteran hasn't missed a beat and is surprisingly averaging a career-high in assists at 9.1 per game. He also averages close to a triple-double at home with 28.5 points, 9.8 assists and 9 rebounds per game. The Cavs have been a reliable spread bet this season too as they’re 6-0 ATS in the last six games when favored by eight points or more.

The total opened at 210 and betting on the total has been a mixed bag when Cleveland is involved. The O/U is 5-5 in the Cavaliers last 10 games and Cleveland is the third-highest scoring team in the league, averaging just over 111 points per game. If I was a betting man (which I am), I’d consider the OVER as Gobert isn’t expected in the line-up for the Jazz, which should lead to easier opportunities for the Cavs offense.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Utah Jazz betting line opened this morning as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 209 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 107-101 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.

Utah Jazz vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Cavaliers are 21-8 so far on the NBA season, and 10-18-1 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Utah Jazz, meanwhile, are 14-15 and 16-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 15-13-1 and the Jazz go 15-13-1 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Utah injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Cleveland Cavaliers rated this week at No. 3 and the Utah Jazz sitting at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland's No. 3-ranked offense averaging 111.31 PPG, against a Utah Jazz defense that ranks No. 3 at 99.86 PPG. The Cleveland Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 48.26% so far, more than the Utah Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 45.56% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Utah got 22 points from Ricky Rubio en route to a 107-95 victory over Boston on Friday at TD Garden.

Cleveland got 28 points and 11 rebounds from Kevin Love en route to a 121-112 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Utah is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Utah is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
  • Utah is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 2-13-1 ATS in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Utah at Houston, Monday, December 18th
Cleveland at Washington, Sunday, December 17th