Cleveland Cavs Betting Tips and Trends

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Don Shapiro
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The Cleveland Cavaliers were listed at No. 10 on the Sagarin Ratings heading into Mid-November.


November 22

The Cavs have moved up to No. 7 on the Sagarin Ratings (93.01).  That's propelled them above the Miami Heat.  And with home court advantage, we get a number of Cleveland 3.94.  Miami was as much as a -3 point favorite.  That's an overlay of nearly 6 points and the wrong team favored.

This can be explained away with the Cavaliers (8-6) having six players on the injury report, including Donovan Mitchell.

They are also coming off of double OT the night before against the Philadelphia 76ers.

November 19

The Cavs number sat at 92.08 as they held a 6-6 record. They were just 4-8 Against The Spread.  The good news is they were 5-3 in their last eight coming into their home game against reigning champs Denver.

The Cavaliers opened as a +2.5 home dog and that line moved to +3 heading into Sunday afternoon. We get a number of Denver 0.59, indicating an overlay of 2 to 2.5 points. 

Overlays under the number 5 have gone 16-6 in favor of the dog so far this season.

At home last season winning or covering within 3 points (not counting the final game of the season), the Cavaliers went 16-4 from January onward.  One of those losses, we should note, was to the Nuggets.

Denver does come into this game 9-3 Straight Up but just 5-7 Against The Spread. They've lost their last three on the road.

Darius Garland had a season-high 28 points and Evan Mobley and Max Strus scored 18 apiece as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Detroit 108-100 in an NBA In-Season Tournament game on Friday night.

Player and Game Prop Bets: Nuggets vs. Cavaliers

Denver Nuggets @ Cleveland Cavaliers (Total Points)

Aaron Gordon

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

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Michael Porter Jr.

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Nikola Jokic

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Reggie Jackson

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- Don Shapiro,

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