At 10:00 ET, the Suns (-221) will host the Cavaliers (+180) in a non-conference matchup. The Suns (-5.5) are currently 8th in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Pacific Division, while the Cavaliers are 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Central Division. The over/under line for this game is 226.5.

This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and can be seen on ESPN.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS PHOENIX SUNS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers +5.5

This game will be played at Footprint Center at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, April 3rd.

WHY BET THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-111 in favor of the Suns.
  • Our projections have Kevin Durant finishing with Kevin Durant points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Suns finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.1% and knocking down 16 threes.

Will the Cavaliers Defense Show Up on the Road?

In Cleveland’s last game, they were favored by 9.5 points and won 129-113 against the Jazz. The O/U line for that game was 217.5, and the Cavs covered the spread.

This season, Cleveland has an O/U record of 38-37-1, and the over has hit in their last six games. Today’s O/U line is 226.5, and their games have averaged 222.5 points per game.

The Cavs are 11-15 as underdogs this season and have lost three straight games against the spread as underdogs. On the road, they are 18-18 ATS compared to 23-26 as the underdog.

Against teams from the Western Conference, the Cavs are 16-10 this season and 30-20 against the East. Overall, their record is 46-30, which is good for 3rd place in the East.

On the road, the Cavs are 22-16 this season, and their average scoring margin is +2.1 points per game. In their last two road games, they have won straight up.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Cavaliers are 19th in the NBA in scoring at 112.8 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 111.2 points per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Cavaliers are 12th in the league in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 12th in true shooting percentage.

In terms of pace, Cleveland is 21st in the NBA at 96.9 possessions per game. They are also 8th in three-point attempts, making an average of 13.6 threes per game.

On defense, the Cavaliers come into the game ranked 7th in the league in points allowed at 109.8 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 119 points per contest (26th). The Cleveland defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.3% of their field goal attempts vs. Cleveland.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Suns?

Phoenix is looking to extend their home winning streak to three games today. As the favorite, the Suns have gone 22-32 against the spread at home this season.

On the season, Phoenix is 14-22 ATS at home and 31-43 ATS overall. They are favored by 5.5 points today and have gone 9-11 ATS as the favorite this season.

The Suns are 36-19 as the favorite this season and have lost their last two games as the favorite. As the favorite, their straight-up record is 36-19.

Phoenix’s O/U record for the season is 34-40-1, and their last two games have gone over the posted total. This season, their games have averaged 230.8 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Suns defeated the Pelicans by a score of 124-111. The O/U line for that game was 222.5.

The win over the Pelicans improved the Suns’ record to 44-31 this season. They are currently 8th in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Pacific Division.

At 116.8 points per game, the Suns have the 10th best scoring offense in the NBA. When playing at home, they are averaging 117.1 points per game.

Phoenix is one of the most efficient teams in the league, as they are shooting 49% from the field (4th). They are also 3rd in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Suns are 5th in the NBA with a 38% success rate. However, they are just 24th in three-point attempts per game.

On defense, the Suns come into the game ranked 16th in the league in points allowed at 114.1 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 112 points per contest (13th). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Suns are forcing 14.1 per game, which is 25th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 5th in blocked shots at 6.1 per game.