Brooklyn Nets Form
Brooklyn is coming off what could very well be their biggest disappointment of the season yet as they fell to the Golden State Warriors 117-99 at home last night. Stephen Curry torched them for 37 points and 9 threes, while Kevin Durant could only respond with 19 points on 6-for-19 shooting in what was his least efficient game of the season so far. As a team the Nets shot only 38% from the field and 27% from deep, failing to take advantage of 21 turnovers the Warriors had. Brooklyn has not been convincing at home when it comes to covering the spread, they’ve done so just 3 times in 7 games. Against teams from the Eastern Conference they are 6-6 ATS in 12 games.
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
Despite losing 98-92 to the Boston Celtics on Monday, the Cleveland Cavaliers fans should still be happy where their team currently is at. They’ve won 9 of 17 games and are 5-3 on the road looking for their 4thstraight road win tonight. Injuries have caught up with this team though, the latest player they’ll have to be without for an extended period of time is Evan Mobley who will miss up to 6 weeks with an elbow injury. Earlier on they lost Collin Sexton to a meniscus tear, while Kevin Love, Lauri Markkanen and Jarrett Allen are all out due to an illness. The rotation is getting shorter and shorter by the minute and that is definitely not a good sign when you’re going up against a team that’s beaten you 4 times in the last 6 meetings.
Brooklyn Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Head to Head
This might be the perfect game for the Nets after last night’s disappointment. They are facing a team that’s been hit by the injury bug hard and with an angry Kevin Durant I wouldn’t want to be on the opposing side of this Nets team tonight. Look for KD and co. to take out their frustrations on the injury riddled Cavs squad. Nets to cover.
Betting Tip: Brooklyn Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Brooklyn -10.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Collin Sexton, Evan Mobley, Jarret Allen, Lauri Markkanen and Kevin Love combine for 67.6 points per game. For a team that’s averaging only 102.7 per game and ranks only 25th in the NBA in points scored per game that could be a big issue moving forward. Bettors have enjoyed backing the under in Cleveland games this season with 11 of them cashing in 13 games played. They’ve failed to crack 100 points in their last 4 games and with so many players out with injuries it’s hard for me to expect them to do so tonight against one of the better defensive teams in the league. 6 of the last 9 games between these two played in Brooklyn have also gone under the total which is a very telling stat. Brooklyn also has a few injuries to deal with. Paul Millsap, Joe Harris and Nick Claxton are all worthy rotation players for them, I just feel like if the Cavs struggle here, the Nets won’t score enough to push the total over. Let’s try our luck by backing the under in this one.