At 8:30 ET, the San Antonio Spurs will host the Cleveland Cavaliers in a non-conference matchup. The Cavs (-442) are favored by 9.5 over the Spurs (+342). The over/under line for this game is 230.5.

Cleveland has won four straight and is 30-16 overall. San Antonio is 10-39 and has lost three in a row. The Cavs are fourth in the Eastern Conference, while the Spurs are 15th in the West.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS SAN ANTONIO SPURS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Antonio Spurs +9.5

This game will be played at Frost Bank Center at 8:30 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-107 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 48.1% and knocking down 16 threes.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Cavaliers?

As the Cavaliers look to extend their winning streak to five games, they are favored by 9.5 points against the Spurs. This season, Cleveland has been favored in 28 of their 46 games and has a record of 22-6 in those games.

Against the spread, the Cavaliers are 24-20 this season, including a 15-12 record vs. the spread as the favorite. However, they have failed to cover the spread in their last two games and have an average ATS record of 11-8 on the road.

The Cavaliers’ O/U record for the season is 22-23-1, and their games have averaged 224.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 230.5, which is slightly higher than their season average of 225.3.

Cleveland’s most recent game was a 108-101 win over the Grizzlies. The O/U line for that game was 215.5, giving the Cavaliers the under. They were favored by 8.5 points going into the game.

In the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers are currently in 4th place with a record of 30-16. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 20-10 compared to 10-6 in non-conference games.

When it comes to scoring, the Cavaliers are averaging 114.3 points per game this season, which is 19th in the NBA. However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 112.9 points compared to 115.4 at home.

So far this season, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.5% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 21st in the league at 98 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Cavaliers are 12th in field goal percentage at 47%. Inside the arc, they are 7th in the NBA at 56%, but they are just 20th in three-point shooting at 35%.

At this time, the Cavaliers’ defense is positioned 3rd in the NBA, permitting 109.8 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Cavaliers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 52.3% and allowing 35.4% from beyond the arc.

Can San Antonio Grab a Win at Home?

Today, the Spurs are looking to snap a three-game losing streak after losing to the Pelicans by a score of 114-113. San Antonio covered the spread in that game as 8.5-point underdogs.

On the season, the Spurs are 10-39, which has them in 15th place in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 7-21 and 1-8 against teams in their division.

San Antonio has an ATS record of 24-25 for the season, including a 12-13 record at home. As the underdog, they are 20-24 ATS, and they have covered the spread in three straight road games.

In the Western Conference, the Spurs are 20th in road ATS wins with a record of 12-12. At home, they are 12-13 ATS. Today, they are 9.5-point underdogs and have an ATS record of 6-38 as the underdog.

The Spurs’ O/U record for the season is 27-21-1, and the under has hit in their last five games. Today’s over/under line of 230.5 is lower than their season average of 233.7. On average, their games have scored 233.5 points.

When playing at home, the Spurs are averaging 115.0 points per game, which is 19th in the NBA. Overall, they are 24th in scoring at 112.6 points per game. In terms of pace, San Antonio is 4th in the league at 101.4 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Spurs have made an average of 12.5 three-pointers per game, which is 15th in the NBA. However, they are just 29th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%. In terms of field goal percentage, San Antonio is 25th in the league at 46%.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Spurs are 29th in both attempts and makes. On average, they are making 15.8 free throws per game.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Spurs is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 120.9 points per game (26th). San Antonio’s defense is currently forcing 14.4 turnovers per game, which is 28th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 4th in blocked shots, with an average of 6.1 rejections per game.