Planning on watching today’s Nuggets and Cavaliers game? Catch the action at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH, as the Cavaliers hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on BSOH. In this non-conference matchup, the Nuggets are the betting favorite against the Cavaliers. The over/under for the game is 216.5 points.
DENVER NUGGETS VS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers +2.5
This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 6:00 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-112 in favor of the Nuggets.
- Our projections have Nikola Jokic finishing with Nikola Jokic points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the Nuggets finishing with a field goal percentage of 52.4% and knocking down 11 threes.
Can the Nuggets Lock in a Win at Cleveland?
Coming into today’s game vs. the Cavaliers, the Nuggets are looking to build on their above .500 record of 9-3. At the moment, the team holds 2nd place in the Western Conference and 2nd place in the Northwest division.
Denver has an ATS record of 5-7 for this season, which includes their current four game losing streak against the spread. Denver has not been good vs. the spread in their last two home games, and they are 4-3 ATS at home compared to 1-4 on the road.
The Nuggets offense is coming off a game in which they scored 110 points vs. the Pelicans. Overall their field goal percentage was 49% while connecting on 10 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Nikola Jokic, who holds an average of 29.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 16.4 points per game this season.
At this time, the Nuggets’ defense is positioned 6th in the NBA, permitting 107.0 points per game.
Denver’s defense is currently forcing 12.4 turnovers per game, which is 6th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 10th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.7 rejections per game.
Can the Cleveland Offense Score Enough at Home?
In their upcoming game against the Nuggets, the Cavaliers can move above .500 with a win, as they are currently 6-6. The team is presently 8th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Central division.
Cleveland has an overall ATS record of 4-8 for the season so far. The Cavaliers maintain an ATS record of 3-4 on the road, while they have a 1-4 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
In their recent game, the Cavaliers’ offense concluded with 108 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 110.3 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Donovan Mitchell who comes into today’s matchup averaging 29.2. Evan Mobley also heads into the game with a PPG average of 16.7.
So far, the Cavaliers’ defense is ranked 11th in the league at 111.2 points per contest.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Cavaliers are forcing 13.4 per game, which is 12th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 12th in blocked shots at 5.5 per game.