The Cleveland Cavaliers (-326) will host the Brooklyn Nets (+259) in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Cavaliers are favored by 7.5 points, and the over/under is set at 209.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 ET at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. This game will be televised on BSOH.

BROOKLYN NETS VS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -7.5

This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 7:00 ET on Sunday, March 10th.

WHY BET THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-105 in favor of the Cavaliers.
  • Our projections have Darius Garland finishing with Darius Garland points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Cavaliers finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.7% and knocking down 10 threes.

Will the Nets Find a Way to Win in Cleveland?

Today, the Nets will look to snap a two-game losing streak as they take on the Cavaliers. Despite being 7.5-point underdogs, Brooklyn has gone 2-0 ATS as the underdog and 11-31 straight-up as the underdog this season.

In the Eastern Conference, the Nets are currently in 11th place with a record of 25-39. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 17-21 compared to 8-18 in non-conference games.

Brooklyn’s O/U record for the season is 31-33, and the over has hit in their last four games. This year, their games have averaged 225.9 points per game, and today’s O/U line is set at 209.

In their most recent game, the Nets lost to the Hornets by a score of 110-99. The O/U line for that game was 207.5, and Brooklyn was favored by 6 points going into the game.

On the spread, the Nets are 28-33 for the season and have failed to cover in their last two games. On the road, they are 10-20 ATS compared to 18-13 ATS at home.

On the road, the Nets are scoring 109.5 points per game, which is 25th in the NBA. Overall, they are 25th in scoring at 111.8 points per game. Brooklyn has outscored the NBA scoring average in 37.5% of their games this season.

When it comes to shooting, the Nets are 27th in field goal percentage at 45%. They are also 26th in true shooting percentage. Inside the arc, Brooklyn is 25th in shooting percentage. From three-point range, the Nets are 16th in the league at 36%.

So far this season, the Nets have made an average of 13.8 three-pointers per game, which is 6th in the NBA. In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 24th at 97.2 possessions per game. When it comes to assists, the Nets are 14th in the league.

Coming into the game, the Nets’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 15th in the league at 114.1 points per game allowed. Brooklyn struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Hornets, giving up 16. For the game, Charlotte scored 110 points in the game.

Can the Cavaliers Pull Off a Home Win?

In their most recent game, the Cavaliers defeated the Timberwolves by a score of 113-104. The over/under line for that game was 207 points. Cleveland covered the spread as 1.5-point favorites.

For the season, the Cavaliers have an O/U record of 28-34-1. Today’s O/U line of 209 points is lower than 61 of their games, and their games have averaged 223.3 points per game.

Against the spread, the Cavaliers are 31-30 this season, including a record of 16-17 at home. They have covered the spread in their last two home games.

Cleveland’s last game improved their record to 41-22, which is currently 2nd in the Eastern Conference. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 27-16 and 9-5 against Central Division opponents.

As the favorite this season, the Cavaliers are 32-11 and have a scoring differential of +7.9 points per game. Overall, they are favored by 7.5 points today.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Cavaliers’ offense is averaging 114 points per game, which is 18th in the league. At home, they are scoring 115.1 points per game compared to 112.8 on the road.

So far this season, Cleveland has outscored the NBA scoring average in 42.9% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 21st in the league at 97.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Cavaliers are 13th in field goal percentage at 47%. They have been effective inside the arc, making 56% of their two-point attempts (10th).

Not only do the Cavaliers’ overall defensive numbers look good, as they are 4th in the league in points allowed. Cleveland has also been playing well on defense of late, ranking 6th in the league over their last three games at 106.7 PPG allowed. Inside the arc, the Cavaliers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 51.5% and 36.0% from three-point territory.