The Cleveland Cavaliers hold a slight two-game edge over the Boston Celtics for the top spot in the Eastern Conference and are mired in a stretch which sees them play six of seven games away from Northeast Ohio. The wine and gold travel to the Mile High City to face the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, where oddsmakers opened them as 3.5-point road faves with a total of 230.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone UNDER in 14 of the Cavaliers’ last 20 games on the road against the Nuggets.
- The Nuggets are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games after a loss.
- The Cavaliers are 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games as road favorites.
Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is on an absolutely torrid stretch right now. Irving has recorded 19 straight games with at least 20 points, and he’s coming off a 46-point effort in Sunday’s 125-120 triumph over the Los Angeles Lakers. It was the 24-year-old’s third 40-point contest of the campaign.
Denver has lost back-to-back tilts and is battling the Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Nuggets will be hoping to get injured forwards Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) back from injuries, as they’ll be forced to play six of their next seven on the road after this one.
The Cavs have won three straight vs the Nuggets, including an easy 125-109 victory on February 11. In the last seven matchups between the squads, Cleveland is 6-1 SU and 5-1-1 ATS.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Cleveland Cavaliers listed as -3.5-point favorites earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 230 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.
Odds – Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 110-103 win for the Nuggets on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Denver Nuggets Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Denver battles the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently with a 46-23 mark (31-36-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 44-25-1 for the Denver Nuggets and 38-29-2 for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Denver vs Cleveland injuries news.
This game pits the Denver Nuggets, currently No. 5 in the Odds – Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who rate No. 15 in the most recent survey update.
The game also pits Denver’s No. 3-ranked offense averaging 111.31 PPG, against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 19 at 106.33 PPG. The Denver Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 46.78% so far, less than the Cleveland Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 46.89% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Kyrie Irving went off for 46 points and added 2 rebounds leading Cleveland to a 125-120 win over Los Angeles on Sunday at STAPLES Center.
Denver got 28 points from Gary Harris en route to a 125-124 loss against Houston on Monday at Toyota Center.
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland at Charlotte, Friday, March 24th
Denver at Indiana, Friday, March 24th