At 2:00 ET, the Brooklyn Nets (16-21) will travel to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-15) in an Eastern Conference matchup. Cleveland is currently favored by 3.5 points and is riding a three-game win streak.

This game will be played at the Accor Arena in Paris. The over/under line is set at 226, and NBA TV will have the coverage.

BROOKLYN NETS VS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Brooklyn Nets +3.5

This game will be played at Accor Arena at 2:00 ET on Thursday, January 11th.

WHY BET THE BROOKLYN NETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-111 in favor of the Cavaliers.
  • Our projections have Donovan Mitchell finishing with Donovan Mitchell points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Cavaliers finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.4% and knocking down 13 threes.

Will the Nets Find a Way to Win in Paris?

Brooklyn is 16-21 this season and is currently the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference. In non-conference games, they are 3-10 compared to 13-11 against other Eastern Conference teams.

When playing on the road, the Nets are 6-12 straight up and 7-11 against the spread. As the underdog, their record is 6-17 and they are 10-12 ATS. The team’s average scoring differential on the road is -6.4 points per game.

As the underdog, Brooklyn has lost three straight games against the spread. For the season, they have been the underdog in 23 of their 37 games. Today, they are getting 3.5 points and have an O/U record of 20-17.

In their last game, the Nets lost to the Trail Blazers by a score of 134-127. The combined scoring in the game was 261, surpassing the over/under line of 225.5.

On offense, the Nets are 18th in scoring at 114.9 points per game. They have been slightly better on the road, averaging 112.8 points compared to 116.9 at home.

When it comes to pace, Brooklyn is 23rd in the league at 98 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 26th at 45%.

So far this season, the Nets have been an above-average three-point shooting team, making 13.7 threes per game (8th). However, their overall three-point percentage is 36% (12th).

On average, the Brooklyn defense is giving up 116.6 points per game (19th). Right now, they are on a 3 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Nets are forcing 12 per game, which is 6th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 12th in blocked shots at 5.5 per game.

Will the Cavaliers Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

At 21-15, the Cavaliers are 6th in the Eastern Conference. In non-conference games, they are 8-6 compared to 13-9 against other teams in the East.

As for their record at home, the Cavaliers are 12-8 this season. They have won three straight games at home and are 3.5-point favorites today. In their last game, they beat the Spurs 117-115, and the over/under line for the game was 232.

Against the spread, the Cavaliers are 9-11 in home games and 17-17 overall. Despite being favored in all but two games this season, they have an ATS record of 10-10 as the favorite. Their average scoring margin as the favorite is +5.4 PPG.

So far, the Cavaliers have an O/U record of 18-17-1 for the season. In their last game, the combined score was 232, which was a push. On average, their games have seen 224.8 points scored per game.

This season, the Cavaliers have been a below-average scoring team, ranking 21st in the NBA with 113.2 points per game. However, they have been slightly better at home, averaging 114.2 points per game compared to 112.0 on the road.

Cleveland’s offense has been efficient inside the arc, connecting on 56% of their two-point attempts, which is 7th in the league. However, they have struggled from three-point range, hitting just 35% of their shots (24th).

When it comes to pace, the Cavaliers are 22nd in the NBA at 98.1 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 12th in the league with an average of 26.7 per contest.

Coming into the game, the Cavaliers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 41.7% of their games. Currently, they are 6th in the NBA at 111.5 points per game allowed. For the season, Cleveland is ranked 18th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 23.6 free-throws per game vs. the Cavaliers and have an overall field goal percentage of 46.2%.