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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Denver Nuggets

March 31, 2024


Two of the top teams in their respective conferences will square off on Sunday afternoon when the Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Denver, Colorado to face the Denver Nuggets at the Ball Arena with the game tipping off at 3:30 PM ET and will air on NBA TV and Bally Sports Ohio.

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers are close to locking up a spot in the 2024 NBA Playoffs as they enter this game with a record of 45-29 which puts them in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference and two games behind the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2nd best record in the conference. 

The Cavaliers have been below .500 this month as they have compiled a record of 7-9, however, they have won two of their previous three games with wins at home against the Charlotte Hornets by a score of 115-92 and the Philadelphia 76ers at home by a score of 117-114. Cleveland has lost three straight road games and have lost the three matchups by an average margin of 19 points per game. 

Cleveland won the previous meeting in the regular season series this season at home by a score of 121-109 and have lost three of the previous five meetings in the series on the road against the Nuggets. The Cleveland Cavaliers will be going for the regular season series sweep when they travel to face the Denver Nuggets.

Denver Nuggets Team Preview

The Denver Nuggets are still vying for the best record in the Western Conference and enter this game trailing the Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder by a .5 game for the best record in the conference. 

The Nuggets were riding a four-game winning streak entering their game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, however, they would see the winning streak come to an end with a 97-104 loss at home against the Suns and have now lost back-to-back games following Friday’s 98-111 loss at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Nuggets have compiled a superb record in March with a record of 10-4 and have won by an average margin of 4.86 points per game this month. 

The Nuggets lost the early season matchup on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers by a score of 109-121 and will look to avenge the loss and keep pace with the Thunder and Timberwolves for the best record in the Western Conference when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday afternoon.

Odds and Series Trends

BetOnline has the Denver Nuggets listed as 5.5-point favorites at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday afternoon. This has been a tightly contested series over the past ten meetings with the teams splitting the last ten meetings 5-5 while both teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten games in the series.

Game Pick

Denver has been the better team as of late as they have compiled a record of 10-4 in March while Cleveland is two games below .500 at 7-9. The Nuggets have won three of the last five games at home in the series. The Cavaliers have only covered the spread once in their last six games and have only covered the spread once in their last five games on the road. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Denver Nuggets when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday afternoon.

Spooky Express Pick: Denver Nuggets -5