The exchanges between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder have been rather one-sided, as the Caves have gone 5-2 SU and 6-1 ATS in the past seven meetings between the two teams. This matchup will have a much different complexion than the previous meetings, as this will be the first time the Cavaliers and Thunder play this season.
– Shark Bites
- The Cavaliers are 2-11 ATS in their past 13 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the past 5 games between the Cavaliers and Thunder.
- The Cavaliers are 1-5-1 ATS in their past 7 home games.
The Cavs have been woefully inconsistent as of late with the team going just 3-6 SU and 2-7 ATS in their past nine games. Though LeBron James is calling for the organization to get a playmaker to help on offense, it has been the defense that has been the issue. Cleveland has allowed opponents to average 112.6 points and a 47.9 field goal percentage in their past nine.
The Thunder enter this game riding a three-game winning streak but will be without Enes Kanter. Kanter has been one of the nest bench players in the NBA this season, but the center fractured his forearm punching a chair in a game against Dallas. That means more responsibility for Russell Westbrook, who is averaging 33.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists in the past three.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Cleveland Cavaliers opened as -8-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 219 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.
Odds – Shark score prediction models pick a 112-110 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.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Cleveland Cavaliers sit at 31-14 (18-25-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Oklahoma City Thunder are currently 28-19 (26-21 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Cleveland is 25-19-1 OU and Oklahoma City is 20-25-2 OU. This season the Cleveland Cavaliers are 31-14 overall and 18-25-2 ATS against the number, while the Oklahoma City Thunder are 28-19 and 26-21 ATS. As for the totals, Cleveland is 25-19-1 on the OU, and Oklahoma City is 20-25-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Oklahoma City injuries news.
According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark, it’s the No. 12-rated Cleveland Cavaliers and the No. 11-rated Thunder in this NBA basketball matchup.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder rank No. 4 in the league with 45.49 per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA’s No. 2-ranked team at 12.89 per game, while the Oklahoma City Thunder rate No. 25 with 8.45 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Russell Westbrook went off for 45 points and added 8 rebounds leading Oklahoma City to a 109-98 win over Dallas on Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Nets were burned for 31 points by LeBron James on Friday as the Cavaliers picked up a 124-116 win at Quicken Loans Arena.
- Oklahoma City is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
- Oklahoma City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games
- Oklahoma City is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
- Cleveland is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games
- Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
- Cleveland is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Oklahoma City at San Antonio, Tuesday, January 31st
Cleveland at Dallas, Monday, January 30th