Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets Predictions

by | Apr 8, 2022 | nba

Cleveland Cavaliers (43-37 SU, 41-35-4 ATS) vs. Brooklyn Nets (42-38 SU, 31-47-2 ATS)

When: Friday April 08 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)

Where: Barclays Center, Brookyln, New York

TV: BSOH

Point Spread: CLE +7/BRO -7 (Opened BKLYN -7 at Bovada - Get a 50% bonus and rebates on ALL your bets; win, lose or draw!)

Total: 228.5 (Opened at 229)

Money Line: Cleveland Cavaliers 232/Brooklyn Nets -290

Power Rating: BRO -8

Probable Starting Lineups

Cleveland Cavaliers PG Darius Garland, SG Isaac Okoro, SF Caris LeVert, PF Lauri Markkanen, C Evan Mobley Q

Brooklyn Nets PG Kyrie Irving, SG Seth Curry P, SF Bruce Brown, PF Kevin Durant, C Andre Drummond

Key Injuries

Cleveland Cavaliers
Evan Mobley: Ankle (OUT)
Dean Wade: Knee (OUT)
Jarrett Allen: Finger (OUT)
Collin Sexton: Knee (OUT)

Brooklyn Nets
Seth Curry: Ankle (PROBABLE)
Goran Dragic: Illness (OUT)
Ben Simmons: Back (OUT)
Joe Harris: Ankle (OUT)

The Brooklyn Nets host the Cleveland Cavaliers in an Eastern-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:30 PM ET at the Barclays Center.

Recent Form

The Cleveland Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 43-37, placing them 7th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Cleveland has struggled in their 40 road contests, sitting at 19-21. Over the Cavaliers’ last five games, they have picked up just 1 win. During this stretch, Cleveland is averaging 112.0 points per game, 4.0 points more than their season average of 107.5. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 109.0 points per contest. A key reason for Cleveland’s recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 117.0 points over their previous five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 105.4. In the Cleveland Cavaliers’ most recent game, the team fell to Orlando by a score of 120-115.

The Brooklyn Nets come into this game with an overall record of 42-38, placing them 8th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Brooklyn has struggled in their 39 home contests, sitting at 18-21. The Nets have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, Brooklyn is averaging 118.0 points per game, 5.0 points more than their season average of 112.6. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 112.0 points per contest. The Nets have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 114.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 112.0. In the Brooklyn Nets’ most recent game, Brooklyn took down New York by a score of 110-98.

Individual Player Analysis

As Cleveland travels to take on the Brooklyn Nets, the Cavaliers’ leading scorer is Darius Garland. Through 68 games, Garland is averaging 21 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 57.0% of his games. So far, the Nets are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 48.39% of their games, placing them 14th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Kevin Durant leads the Nets in scoring, averaging 29 points across his 54 games. Throughout the season, Durant has outscored his season average in 46.0% of his outings. Given that Cleveland’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Kevin Durant should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Cavaliers have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 52.54% of their games, giving them a rank of 24th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

The Nets come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 109.5 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Brooklyn is winning at a rate of 67%. These wins are coming by an average margin of 9.0 points. On the other side, the Cavaliers hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 33 games as the better defensive team, picking up 17 wins.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets have met up for 3 games. In their last meeting, Cleveland picked up a 114-107 win.

How the Public is Betting the Cavaliers vs Nets

67% are betting the Nets against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 228.0

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Cavaliers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Cavaliers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Nets are 15-35-2 ATS in their last 52 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Nets are 10-27 ATS in their last 37 games as a favorite.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

With just 2 games left for the Brooklyn Nets, take on the Cavaliers with an opportunity to move into a tie with Cleveland for the 7th seed in the play-in tournament. If the Nets were able to move into the slot at the end of the regular season, they would have the opportunity to host their play-in game. Cleveland is in this situation, as they have lost 2 straight contests and won just 3 out of their last 10 games. In addition, they have not been performing well vs the spread, covering just twice during this stretch. Look for Brooklyn to pull out the win and cover. Bet your Cavs/Nets pick and ALL your NBA predictions for FREE this week by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $300 at MyBookie Sportsbook! Must use bonus code PREDICT100 and go through this special link!