Another inter-conference duel in the NBA will be played on Monday, December, so make sure you get the best Cavaliers vs. Spurs betting pick and odds.
San Antonio is searching for the third straight victory when they host Cleveland at AT&T Center. The Cavaliers are N/A favorites on BookMaker Sportsbook, while the total is set at N/A points. These inter-conference rivals have faced twice last year, and the Cavaliers won both games.
Cavaliers beat the thunder at home
The Cleveland Cavaliers (17-10, 15-10-2 ATS) are playing in a hot and cold form lately. They lost four of the previous eight games but managed to conclude a three-game home stand with a 110-102 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Cleveland will spend the next two games in Texas to face San Antonio and Dallas.
Caris LeVert led the Cavs in a win over the Thunder with 22 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Jarrett Allen posted a double-double of 22 points and 11 boards, Evan Mobley also recorded a double-double of 21 points and team-high 12 rebounds, while Darius Garland had 13 points, game-high eight dishes, and two steals.
PG Ricky Rubio (knee), SF Dylan Windler (ankle), and SF/PF Dean Wade (shoulder) are out indefinitely. PF Kevin Love (back) and PG/SG Donovan Mitchell (leg) are questionable to face the Spurs on Monday.
Spurs returned to winning ways
The San Antonio Spurs (8-18, 11-15-0 ATS) were in a horrible period of 16 losses in 17 games, including an 11-game losing skid, but somehow managed to snap it and connect two victories. After beating the divisional foes Houston Rockets at home, the Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 115-111 on the road. San Antonio shot 53.8% from the field, and although the Spurs committed 18 turnovers opposite Miami’s ten, they dominated the boards (46-32).
Keldon Johnson led the Spurs with 21 points and six rebounds. Romeo Langford was right behind with 19 points and six boards, Devin Vassell added 18 points, four rebounds, and game-high three steals, while Zach Collins, Doug McDermott, and Tre Jones combined for 39 points.
C Jakob Poeltl (quad), SF/PF Jeremy Sochan (quad), and SG Blake Wesley (MCL) are out indefinitely. PF Keita Bates-Diop (foot) is questionable to play against the Cavs on Monday.
- 1-7 ATS in the last eight games on the road
- 2-5 ATS in the last seven games against the Southwest Division rivals
- 5-1 ATS in the last six games against the Eastern Conference opponents
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs Pick
While these teams are pretty close when it comes to offense, the Cavs are much better defensively. In fact, this will be a duel between the best and the worst defenses in the NBA. Cleveland is allowing a league-low 104.8 points per game, while the Spurs allow a league-high 120.4 ppg. However, if the Cavs come to San Antonio without Mitchell and Love, the Spurs will have a chance to at least cover the spread. It seems that Gregg Popovich finally found a winning recipe and San Antonio looked much better on the floor in the last two games compared to the entire November and early December. There’s no doubt the visitors have a stronger team, but I feel that the Spurs can cover.
Pick: Take the Spurs at N/A
San Antonio did score 233 points in wins over Houston and Miami, but the Spurs can only hope to score more than 105 against the best defense in the league. The key to the Cavs’ effective defense is their offense and the pace they set. Namely, the Cavaliers have the slowest offense with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, while they are the best in defensive rating with 107.4 points allowed per 100 possessions. The total has gone Under in four of San Antonio’s last six games against the Central Division opponents, while the total went Under in each of Cleveland’s previous eight games.
Pick: Go Under N/A points