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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets

February 8, 2024



The Cleveland Cavaliers will travel to Brooklyn, New York to face the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center with the game scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET on Thursday evening and will air on Bally Sports Ohio and the YES Network.

Cleveland has been one of the hottest teams in the NBA as they enter this game on a seven-game winning streak following Wednesday’s 114-106 win on the road against the Washington Wizards. The Cavaliers have been one of the best teams defensively in the NBA as they are allowing the 3rd fewest points per game with an average of 109.67 points per game.   

Cleveland has been a below-average team offensively as they are averaging 114.77 points per game which is below the league average of 115.58 points per game. Donovan Mitchell has played a pivotal role in the success the Cavaliers have had this season as he leads the team in scoring, assists, and steals with an average of 28.2 points, 6.4 assists, and 1.87 steals per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to extend their winning streak to eight games when they travel to face the Brooklyn Nets.

The Brooklyn Nets enter this game with the 5th worst record in the Eastern Conference at 20-30 and are on a two-game losing streak following a 107-119 loss at home against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. Brooklyn has been a below-average team offensively as they are averaging 114.29 points per game, however, they have been a slightly above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 115.31 points per game. 

Nicolas Claxton enters this game averaging a double-double with 12.4 points and 10.4 rebounds per game while also leading the team in blocks with an average of 2.38 blocks per game which is also the 6th most per game in the NBA this season. The Brooklyn Nets will look to end their two-game losing streak when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday evening.

BookMaker has the Cleveland Cavaliers listed as 6-point favorites on the road against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday evening. The teams have split the last ten while Cleveland has won the previous four meetings. The Cavaliers are 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten while the Nets have covered the spread in two of the previous three games in the series. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 26-21-2 ATS overall, 12-10-1 ATS on the road, and 17-12-2 ATS as a favorite this season while the Brooklyn Nets are 23-25-2 ATS overall, 14-11-2 ATS at home, and 14-18-2 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Cleveland has the 2nd best record while Brooklyn has the 5th worst record in the Eastern Conference while also having been the better team most recently in the series, winning the previous four meetings. The Cavaliers are 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten and have been the better team at covering the spread this season, going 26-21-2 ATS overall and 17-12-2 ATS as a favorite while the Nets are 23-25-2 ATS overall and 14-18-2 ATS as an underdog. Lay the points with the Cleveland Cavaliers when they travel to face the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -6