Utah picked up an easy victory Wednesday night against Detroit but bettors may want to go the other way when the Jazz visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. The Jazz have been a terrible bet in the second half of back-to-back games, as Gordon Hayward and company are just 1-7-1 ATS in their past nine games in that spot.
– Shark Bites
- The Jazz are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games on the road against the Cavaliers.
- The Cavaliers are 12-3 SU and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games as favorite.
- The Jazz are 6-0 SU and ATS in their last 6 games against the Central Division.
The Jazz have been rolling of late with wins in six of their past seven games. Maybe the most impressive aspect of Utah’s recent winning ways has been the differing styles in which the victories have come, with the squad showing it can win either low-scoring defensive games or shootouts. The one loss during that span saw Rudy Gobert sitting, which is a big reason for the L as the big man has averaged 14.7 points and 12.5 rebounds in his past six starts.
Things have not exactly been coming up roses for the Cavs lately with a middling 3-5 record since the beginning of March. Of course, the team has been shuffling the deck in that span, bringing in Andrew Bogut (for about three minutes before he was injured), Deron Williams and Larry Sanders. LeBron James is still doing his best to lift Cleveland to victories as the all-star is averaging 27.9 points, 12.4 rebounds and 9.1 assists in the month of May.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Cleveland Cavaliers installed as -6-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 209.5.
Odds – Shark score prediction models pick a 106-104 result in favor of the Cavaliers today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Utah Jazz vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Cleveland Cavaliers currently sport a record of 44-22, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 31-33-2 ATS. The Utah Jazz are 43-25 and 31-35-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cavaliers post a 37-27-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Jazz have gone 35-33 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Utah injuries news.
This game pits the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently No. 11 in the Odds – Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Utah Jazz, who rate No. 6 in the most recent survey update.
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland’s No. 14-rated NBA squad against Utah’s No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 2 in the league with 13.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 9.63 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Utah got 25 points from Gordon Hayward en route to a 97-83 victory over Detroit on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The battle between the Cavaliers and Pistons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Detroit was handed a 128-96 defeat on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena.
- Utah is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah’s last 7 games
- Utah is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games on the road
- Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- Cleveland is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
- Cleveland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
- Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Utah
Next Betting Matchups
Utah at Chicago, Saturday, March 18th
Cleveland at Los Angeles, Saturday, March 18th