Blazers vs. Cavaliers Point Spread Winner 11/23/22
Portland Trail Blazers (10-7 SU, 12-5-0 ATS) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (11-6 SU, 10-6-1 ATS)
When: Wednesday, November 23rd, 7:00 PM (ET)
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, OH, Cleveland
Point Spread: POR +8/ CLE -8 (Have you seen the live betting platform at Bovada? It’s all one one page, isn’t clunky like most and you get a 50% bonus for trying them!)
Money Line: Portland Trail Blazers +268/ -342
- Damian Lillard (Out) Calf
- Gary Payton II (Out) Abdomen
- Josh Hart (Probable) Ankle
- Keon Johnson (Out) Hip
- Kevin Love (Questionable) Thumb
- Ricky Rubio (Out) Knee
- Caris LeVert (Out) Ankle
- Dylan Windler (Out) Ankle
- Dean Wade (Probable) Knee
So far, the Trail Blazers have put together an overall record of 10-7 while going 12-5-0 vs. the spread. The Trail Blazers head into today’s action in the midst of a three-game losing streak. This has come while posting an average scoring margin of -5.0.
The Trail Blazers will be looking to bounce back from a 119-111 loss to the Bucks. In terms of betting, Portland entered as 9-point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. Portland was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Bucks by eight going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Anfernee Simons, as he contributed 29 points while hitting 52.2% of his shots.
So far, the Cavaliers have put together an overall record of 11-6 while going 10-6-1 vs. the spread. Against the Trail Blazers, the Cavaliers are looking to add to their current three-game winning streak. The average margin of victory across these matchups is 16.0.
The Cavaliers will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Hawks by a score of 114-102. Heading into the game, they were 3-point favorites on the spread, giving them an ATS win. Cleveland went on to win the game, as they led by 5 heading into halftime. In the win, Donovan Mitchell led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.
The Cavaliers are coming off a season in which they defeated Portland in both of their games, winning by scores of 107-104 and 104-101. Similar to their season-long average, the Trail Blazers averaged 102.5 points per game vs. the Cavaliers. Similar to the Trail Blazers, the Cavaliers scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs. Portland, the team averaged 110.5 points per game. When looking at how these teams have performed vs. the spread in recent matchups, the Cavaliers have an ATS mark of 3-2. Portland and Cleveland averaged a combined 224 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
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Through 17 games, Portland averages 109.9 points per game (21st). So far, the Trail Blazers are averaging 97.1 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Their slower style of play has created fewer offensive opportunities, leading to them being ranked 25th in field goals made per contest.
Against the Cavaliers, the Trail Blazers will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 27th in points allowed.
Shooting Guard Anfernee Simons currently leads the Trail Blazers at 22.93 points per game. For the season, he is 51st in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 22.4% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Simons is averaging 3.27 boards and 4.07 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 6th-ranked defense at defending shooting guards. Jerami Grant enters the game, sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 16 games, he is averaging 19.62 and is 140th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Cleveland will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 115.6 points per game (8th). The Cavaliers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.5 made 3’s per game. One area that the Cleveland offense will continue to rely on is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are the 8th ranked unit in made free-throw per game.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Cavaliers are giving up an average of 105.67 points per game, good for 5th in the NBA.
Shooting Guard Donovan Mitchell currently leads the Cavaliers at 29.8 points per game. For the season, he is 22nd in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 24.4% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Mitchell is averaging 4.33 boards and 6.0 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 17th-ranked defense at defending shooting guards. Darius Garland enters the game, sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 11 games, he is averaging 23.91 and is 62nd in the league in player efficiency rating.
- Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Cavaliers are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games following a straight-up win of more than 10 points.
- Cavaliers are 36-13-2 ATS in their last 51 games following an ATS win.
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The Blazers have had a phenomenal start to the season. That won’t be the case Wednesday, as Cleveland is going to destroy them in the paint! Lay the points with confidence and bet the Cavaliers -7.5! Bet your Thanksgiving Day NFL predictions for FREE by scoring a 100% real cash bonus up to $300 by entering bonus promo code PREDICT100 at MyBookie Sportsbook!
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