Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets ATS Prediction

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The Brooklyn Nets (8-16) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (4-18) square off at Barclays Center. The Nets are 6.5-point favorites and will try to snap their six-game losing streak. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 212 points and it can be seen on YES Network at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, December 3, 2018.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last matchup. The Nets (6-point underdogs) were defeated by the Washington Wizards, 102-88, while the Cavaliers (12-point underdogs) fell to the Toronto Raptors, 106-95. The Brooklyn game finished 38.5 points under the projected point total of 228.5, while the Cleveland game went 12 points under the projected point total of 213.

Cleveland held Toronto to an offensive rebounding percentage of 15.4 (below their season average of 24.5) while Brooklyn held Washington to an offensive rebounding percentage of 6.1 (below their season average of 20.5). Brooklyn was lifted by Allen Crabbe, who had 14 points. Tristan Thompson played a key role for Cleveland with 18 points and 19 rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, D’Angelo Russell led the Nets to a 102-86 victory. He was the game’s top overall scorer with 18 points. Brooklyn covered as a 3-point underdog and the two teams combined for 188 points, which was well under the projected point total of 225.5. Brooklyn’s 0.517 effective field goal percentage was its biggest advantage over Cleveland, who had a mark of 0.399.

Oddsmakers have a tendency to place the total high when the Cavaliers are involved, as 13 of their 22 games have gone under the total. Cleveland comes into the game with records of 4-18 straight up (SU) and 11-11 against the spread (ATS).

There does not appear to be a trend for games including the Nets in regards to the total, as there has been an even split between games finishing over and under. Moreover, Brooklyn owns records of 8-16 SU and 10-14 ATS.

Look for Cleveland to own the offensive glass in this contest. The Cavaliers are among the league’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking fourth in offensive rebounding percentage at 26.7 percent. Meanwhile, Brooklyn ranks 28th in the league at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 74.8 percent.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Nets, ATS Winner – Cavaliers, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Nets rank 27 in blocks per game (4.125) while the Cavaliers rank 29 (2.2727272727272725).
  • Brooklyn ranks fifth in three pointers attempted per game (34.6) while Cleveland ranks last (23.7).
  • The Cavaliers rank second in rebounds allowed per game (41.8) while the Nets rank 17th (45.6).
  • Brooklyn ranks fourth in fast break points allowed per game (10.8) while Cleveland ranks 17th (14.0).
  • Cleveland ranks 22 in steals per game (7) while Brooklyn ranks 25 (6.791666666666667).
  • The Cavaliers rank ninth in second chance points per game (14.6) while the Nets rank 26th in second chance points allowed per game (15.8).
  • The Nets rank 1 in assists allowed per game (21.166666666666668) while the Cavaliers rank 11 (23.40909090909091).
  • Brooklyn is 27 in the NBA with 14.833333333333334 points off turnovers per game while Cleveland is 28 with 14.227272727272727 points off turnovers per game.
  • Brooklyn ranks 11th in points in the paint per game (48.7) while Cleveland ranks 27th (41.2).
  • When holding opponents below 100 points, Cleveland is 1-2 and Brooklyn is 4-0.
  • In games where they reach 100 points, the Cavaliers are 4-8 and the Nets are 8-13.
  • Cleveland is 6-5 ATS on the road, while Brooklyn is 3-8 ATS at home.
  • The total has gone over in 7 of the Nets’ 11 home games, while 6 of the Cavaliers’ 11 road games have gone under.

Bettings Trends:

  • In their last five games, Cleveland and Brooklyn have both had 3 unders and 2 overs.
  • The Cavaliers are 2-3 ATS over their last five games, while the Nets are 1-4.
  • During their last five games, the Cavaliers have scored an average of 97.0 points per game (5.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 108.8 points per game (2.2 below their season average).
  • The Nets\u2019 average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.4, up from 2.5 for the season.