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Cavaliers vs. Nets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 23, 2023

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The Brooklyn Nets (39-33) enter their game on March 23, 2023 as a 4-point underdog against the Cleveland Cavaliers (46-28). The matchup features a point total of 218.5.

Cavaliers vs. Nets Odds

  • Cavaliers odds to win: -168
  • Nets odds to win: +143
  • Spread: Cavaliers (-4)
  • Total: 218.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
  • TV: YES and BSOH

Who Will Win Cavaliers vs. Nets?

Cavaliers and Nets Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season they were favored by 4 points or more, the Cavaliers have a 24-14-1 record against the spread.

The Nets are 12-4 against the spread when an underdog by 4 points or more this year.

These teams average a combined 225.5 points per game, seven more points than the over/under of 218.5 set for this game.

Cleveland and Brooklyn have seen its opponents average a combined one more point per game than the point total of 218.5 set in this game.

The Cavaliers’ average total in matchups this season has been 218.8, 0.3 points higher than the over/under in this particular game.

The average point total for Brooklyn this year is 7.7 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Cleveland’s ATS record is 40-33-1 this season.

The Nets have a 38-34-0 record against the spread this year.

Cavaliers Stats & Insights

The Cavaliers average 112.2 points per game (25th in the league) while giving up 106.6 per contest (first in the NBA). They have a +411 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 5.6 points per game.

The 41.3 rebounds per game the Cavaliers average rank 25th in the NBA. Their opponents grab 40.9 per outing.

Cleveland connects on 11.5 three-pointers per game (19th in the league) at a 36.5% rate (12th in the NBA), compared to the 11.3 its opponents make while shooting 36.9% from deep.

The Cavaliers rank 10th in the NBA with 113.6 points scored per 100 possessions, and first in the league defensively with 107.6 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Cavaliers’ offense has been much better at home (113.7 PPG) compared to road games (110.7 PPG). Similarly, their defense has been better when playing at home (104.6 PPG allowed) when compared to their play on the road (108.6 PPG allowed).

Nets Stats & Insights

The Nets have a +31 scoring differential, putting up 113.3 points per game (20th in league) and conceding 112.9 (13th in NBA).

Brooklyn loses the rebound battle by 4.8 boards on average. It collects 40.3 rebounds per game, 29th in the league, while its opponents grab 45.1.

The Nets knock down 12.8 three-pointers per game (ninth-most in the league) compared to their opponents’ 12.1. They shoot 38.1% from deep, and their opponents shoot 37.2%.

The Nets put up 114.3 points per 100 possessions (seventh in league), while allowing 112.4 points per 100 possessions (18th in NBA).

Brooklyn averages 113.4 points per game at home, and 113.2 away.

Cavaliers Key Players to Watch

The Cavaliers active scoring leader is Donovan Mitchell, who averages 27.4 per contest to go with 4.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists.

Darius Garland is averaging 21.9 points, 7.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game, while Evan Mobley adds 16.2 points, 2.7 assists and 8.9 rebounds per matchup.

Mitchell leads active Cavaliers in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 3.5 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Mitchell averages 1.5 steals per game, while Mobley has 1.4 blocks per contest.

Nets Key Players to Watch

Mikal Bridges puts up 19.1 points per game. He also contributes 4.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game this season.

Nicolas Claxton has per-game averages of 12.6 points, 1.8 assists and 9.2 rebounds this season.

Spencer Dinwiddie cashes in on 2.4 treys per game.

Bridges’ 1.1 steals and Claxton’s 2.5 blocks per game are vital to the Nets’ defensive performance.

Cavaliers vs. Nets Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Nets (+ 4)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (218.5)

  • Prediction:
    Cavaliers 112 – Nets 111

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