At 9:00 ET, the Cleveland Cavaliers (-738) will head to Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Jazz (+512) in a non-conference matchup. The Cavaliers (-11.5) are 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Central Division, while the Jazz (+11.5) are 12th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Northwest Division. The over/under line is set at 216.

This game will be televised on KJZZ and will be played at the Delta Center.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS UTAH JAZZ BETTING PICK

The Pick: Utah Jazz +11.5

This game will be played at Delta Center at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, April 2nd.

WHY BET THE UTAH JAZZ:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-103 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 47.1% and knocking down 15 threes.

Do the Cavaliers Have a Shot at a Win at Salt Lake City?

The Cavaliers are favored by 11.5 points today against the Jazz and have a 34-15 record as the favorite this season. In games where they are favored, they have gone 22-26 against the spread, with an average scoring margin of +6.6 points per game.

Cleveland’s O/U record for the season is 37-37-1, and the over has hit in their last five games. Today’s line of 216 is lower than their season average of 222.8 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Cavaliers lost to the Nuggets by a score of 130-101. The O/U line for that game was 217.5, and Cleveland was getting 4.5 points going into the game.

Overall, the Cavaliers are 45-30 this season, which is good for 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 30-20 and 10-5 against other teams in the Central Division.

Cleveland’s ATS record for the season is 35-38, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last three games. On the road, their ATS record is 17-18.

This season, the Cavaliers are averaging 112.6 points per game, which is 21st in the league. On the road, they score 110.7 points per game.

So far, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 42.7% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 22nd in the league at 96.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Cavaliers are 13th in the league with a field goal percentage of 47%. They are also 12th in true shooting percentage.

This season, the Cavaliers defense has been impressive, holding the 6th position in the league while permitting an average of 109.7 points per contest. The Cleveland defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.2% of their field goal attempts vs. Cleveland.

Do the Jazz Have a Shot at a Home Win?

As the underdog, the Jazz have gone 16-40 this season and are 8-8 against the spread as the underdog. On average, they have been outscored by 8 points per game as the underdog.

Utah’s O/U record for the season is 40-33-2, and their games have averaged 236.8 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 216, and all of their games have had higher over/under lines.

In their last game, the Jazz lost to the Kings by a score of 127-106. The over/under line for that game was 220.5, and Utah was a 12.5-point underdog.

Utah is currently on a nine-game losing streak and is 29-46 on the season. In the Western Conference, they are in 12th place and 4th in the Northwest Division.

This season, the Jazz have an ATS record of 38-37, including going 23-15 ATS at home. Their average scoring margin at home is +2.6 points per game.

In Western Conference games, the Jazz are 14-32 compared to 15-14 against non-conference opponents. Today, they are 11.5-point underdogs at home.

At home, the Jazz are scoring 120.2 points per game, which is 6th in the NBA. Overall, they are averaging 116.2 points per game (12th).

Utah has made 13 three-pointers per game this season (13th), but they are shooting just 35% from beyond the arc (22nd).

So far, the Jazz have outscored the NBA scoring average in 57.3% of their games. They are also 9th in the league in pace at 99.6 possessions per game.

Coming into the game, the Jazz will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 120.6 points per game (29th). In the terms of takeaways, Jazz are causing 14.9 turnovers per game, ranking 30th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 9th in rejections, averaging 5.7 blocked shots each game.