Brooklyn Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game on NBA TV. The Brooklyn Nets will try to end a 3-game losing streak as they host the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The struggles of the Nets since Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have left are well documented, and with just 11 games remaining they’ll have to turn things around if they want to finish in the top 6. Right now the Miami Heat are just 1 game behind them in the standings, winning at least 1 of the next 2 games against the Cavs could be key.
Brooklyn did win the first meeting back in late December 125-117, but that team was vastly different from the one they have right now. In their last 6 games vs teams from the Central Division they’re just 1-5 SU. Playing on Tuesday’s hasn’t been a pleasant experience for some reason, on this day they’re just 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games, while at home they’re just 1-10 ATS.
Cleveland’s position in the standings is pretty much safe, regardless of the result tonight so they can play without much pressure here. Having won 6 of their last 8 games they are one of the hottest teams in the league, but judging by past results against the Nets it will be anything but an easy game here. This team is winless in their last 5 visits to Barclays Center, former Net Jarrett Allen is also in danger of missing tonight’s game with his lingering eye injury.
The good news is the trio of Evan Mobley, Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell is in fine form, all 3 of them scored at least 20 points in their last win over Washington. At 16-20 SU they aren’t the most confidence inspiring road team this season, but they do have the upper hand talent wise over the Nets.
With these two teams playing each other in the next 2 games, I think it’s like we see a split here. The Cavs have the upper hand in terms of form having won 3 of their last 4, so I’m going to back them to cover the spread here.
Brooklyn Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions & Odds
With scoring being a big issue for the Nets, their games have fallen off significantly in terms of scoring with 7 of the last 9 cashing on the under. This has been the case in their home games as well, they’re 1-6 on the O/U in their last 7 played and 14-19 for the season. The good news is we have a really low projected total set for tonight’s game at just 218.5 points, mainly because the Cavs play a really slow pace which has more often than not resulted in low scoring games.
That shouldn’t be the case here, over the last 10 meetings these two teams have averaged 231.4 points per game between them, so even if they fall off by 10 points we should still go over the total. Cleveland is 4-1 on the O/U in their last 5 games, with no Allen at the center position they will be forced to play a bit faster than usual which should result in more possessions and natural more points. I’m going with the over.