The Nuggets (-218) are favored by 5.5 points over the Cavaliers (+179) in this non-conference matchup. Denver is 51-23 and has lost two straight games, while Cleveland is 45-29 and ranked third in the Eastern Conference.

This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and is set to tip-off at 3:30 ET. The over/under line for this game is 213.5 points.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS DENVER NUGGETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers +5.5

This game will be played at Ball Arena at 3:30 ET on Sunday, March 31st.

WHY BET THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-110 in favor of the Cavaliers.
  • Our projections have Donovan Mitchell finishing with Donovan Mitchell points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Cavaliers finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.3% and knocking down 17 threes.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Cavaliers?

In the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers are currently in 3rd place with a record of 45-29. Within the Central Division, they are in 2nd place. Today, they are 5.5-point underdogs against the Nuggets.

Cleveland’s ATS record for the season is 35-37, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last two games. On the road, their ATS record is 17-17, and they have an average scoring differential of +2.5 points per game.

As the underdog, the Cavaliers have an ATS record of 13-11, and they have gone 11-14 straight-up as the underdog. On average, they have been outscored by 3.2 points per game in these matchups.

The Cavaliers’ O/U record for the season is 36-37-1, and the over has hit in their last four games. This year, their games have averaged 222.2 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Cavaliers beat the 76ers by a score of 117-114. The O/U line for that game was 212 points. Cleveland was favored by 7 points going into the game, giving them an ATS loss.

Heading into their game against the Nuggets, the Cavaliers are 19th in the NBA in scoring at 112.7 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 111 points per game.

So far this season, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.2% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 23rd in the league at 96.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, Cleveland is 12th in the NBA with a field goal percentage of 47%. They are also 12th in true shooting percentage.

Coming into the game, the Cavaliers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 36.5% of their games. Currently, they are 5th in the NBA at 109.4 points per game allowed. In the terms of takeaways, Cavaliers are causing 12.7 turnovers per game, ranking 17th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 22nd in rejections, averaging 4.7 blocked shots each game.

Can The Nuggets Secure a Home Victory?

The Nuggets are favored by 5.5 points today against the Cavaliers. So far this season, Denver has been favored in 64 of their 74 games and have gone 47-17 in those games. As the favorite, they are 28-34 against the spread, and their ATS losing streak is at two games.

In their last two games, the Nuggets have been favored and have lost both games straight up. Their most recent loss came against the Timberwolves, where they were favored by 3 points but lost by a score of 111-98.

Denver’s O/U record for the season is 29-43-2, and their games have averaged 224.3 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 213.5, and the team’s last two games have gone under the posted totals.

On the season, the Nuggets are 51-23 overall, which is good for 3rd place in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 29-17 and 8-6 against their division. In non-conference games, the Nuggets are 22-6.

At home, the Nuggets are 29-8 straight up and 18-18 against the spread. Their average scoring margin at home is +8.8 points per game. On the road, Denver is 22-15 overall and 15-21 ATS.

At home, the Nuggets are scoring 117.9 points per game, which is 11th in the NBA. Overall, they are 14th in scoring at 114.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Denver is 5th in the league at 49%. They are also 11th in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Nuggets are 13th in the NBA at 36%. They are 28th in three-point attempts but are 2nd in two-point field goals made. In terms of pace, Denver is 28th in the league.

So far this season, the Nuggets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.3% of their games. They have also been below the average in 52.7% of their contests. In terms of assists, Denver is 3rd in the NBA with 29.2 per game.

Denver’s defense has been playing well, ranking 7th in the NBA with 109.9 points allowed per game. The Denver defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.7% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Denver.