The Saturday night NBA slate brings us a showdown in northeast Ohio as the Cleveland Cavaliers play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Cleveland (27-19) had its four-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday, falling 117-104 at the Bulls. The Cavs had control in the first quarter but quickly fell behind as they suffered a setback on the road. Lauri Markannen had 28 points and seven rebounds in the loss, Darius Garland had 20 points, 12 assists, and five rebounds.
Oklahoma City (14-31) dropped its fourth straight game last night, falling 121-98 at the Hornets. The Thunder shot under 40% from the field and was never in the contest as Charlotte cruised to an easy victory. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 29 points, six assists, and five rebounds in the loss.
Cleveland enters the game as a 12-point favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook. The total is set at 220.
Pick ATS: Cavs -12
These two teams met one week ago, a 107-102 Cavs victory in Oklahoma City. Cleveland is 14-6-1 against the spread at home and with a rest advantage over the lowly Thunder, it should be able to handle business and cover at home.
Over/Under: Under 220
Both teams have been incredibly under-friendly this year and OKC consistently struggles to crack 100 points. Bank on the under here.
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