The Cleveland Cavaliers (33-22) will travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to clash against the Oklahoma City Thunder (32-25). Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, and can be seen on TNT.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder ATS Odds
Both teams blew out their last opponent. The Thunder defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 110-92, while the Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 121-99.
The Cavaliers had a phenomenal effective field goal percentage of 0.631 (above their season average of 0.545) and had a turnover percentage of 10.6 (better than their season average of 12.9). Meanwhile, Oklahoma City played a nearly perfect game. They had a great turnover percentage of 8.7 (better than their season average of 12.1) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.545 (above their season average of 0.511). Memphis was 15.5 and 0.427, respectively, for those same stats. Oklahoma City rallied around Paul George, who had 33 points and eight assists. Meanwhile, LeBron James fueled Cleveland with 24 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds.
The offensive glass should be a huge edge for Oklahoma City in this matchup. The Thunder rank first in offensive rebounding percentage (28.1 percent), while Cleveland ranks 19th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.8 percent).
Vegas has typically been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Cavaliers games, with 29 overs compared to 25 unders. Cleveland has a solid 33-22 straight up (SU) record, but they have trouble covering the spread (17-37-1 against the spread (ATS)).
Of the Thunder’s 57 games, 32 have finished under the projected point total. Additionally, Oklahoma City is 32-25 SU and 23-33-1 ATS.
George has been impressive as of late for Oklahoma City, averaging 30.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.8 steals over the last five games.
In their first matchup this year, Russell Westbrook led the Thunder to a 148-124 victory. He notched a double-double with 23 points and 20 assists. Oklahoma City covered as a 3-point underdog and the two teams combined to score 272 points, which was well over the projected point total of 219. Oklahoma City’s rebounding was their largest strength. The Thunder had 16 offensive rebounds and 52 total rebounds, while the Cavaliers had three and 28, respectively.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Oklahoma City Thunder Pick
Free NBA Tip: SU Winner – Cavaliers, ATS Winner – Cavaliers, O/U – Under
The Thunder average 14.5 fast break points per game, which ranks fourth in the NBA. The Cavaliers rank 14th in fast break points allowed per game (11.5).
Oklahoma City ranks first in steals per game (9.3) while Cleveland ranks 24th (7.0).
The Thunder rank fourth in rebounds allowed per game (41.4) while the Cavaliers rank 22nd (44.2).
Oklahoma City ranks first in points off turnovers per game (18.9) while Cleveland ranks 18th in points off turnovers allowed per game (16.9).
Oklahoma City ranks 11th in blocks per game (5.0) while Cleveland ranks 26th (3.8).
The Cavaliers rank third in three pointers attempted per game (32.8) while the Thunder rank 24th in three pointers allowed per game (30.4).
The Thunder rank 13th in assists allowed per game (22.8) while the Cavaliers rank last (25.9).
Oklahoma City ranks 16th in points in the paint per game (43.7) while Cleveland ranks 24th in points allowed in the paint per game (47.1).
Oklahoma City ranks first in second chance points per game (14.8) while Cleveland ranks 21st (11.2).
In games where they hold opponents below 100 points, Oklahoma City is 18-5 and Cleveland is 12-2.
When reaching 100 points, the Cavaliers are 32-12 and the Thunder are 28-12.
Oklahoma City is 12-16-1 ATS at home, while Cleveland is 11-17 ATS on the road.
The Cavaliers have 15 overs and 13 unders in 28 road games.
Of the Thunder’s 29 home games, they have 16 unders and 13 overs.
The Cavaliers are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Thunder are 2-3.
In their last five games, Cleveland has 3 overs and 2 unders, while Oklahoma City has 4 unders and 1 over.
During their last five games, the Cavaliers have scored an average of 114.0 points per game (4.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 116.0 points per game (6.1 above their season average).
The Thunder have been outscored by an average of 1.0 point in their last five games. For the season, Oklahoma City has defeated opponents by an average of 3.5 points.