The Brooklyn Nets (39-33) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (46-28) hit the court for their latest NBA game at the Barclays Center on Thursday. The Cleveland Cavaliers are entering the game as the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, two spots ahead of the sixth-ranked Brooklyn Nets. The Cleveland Cavaliers are aiming to extend their success with a follow-up win. Despite the Brooklyn Nets having the home-court edge, the visitors are the 4-point road favorites.
Nets VS Cavaliers Betting picks
Nets VS Cavaliers Moneyline
Go for the Cavaliers to win (1.57).
The Brooklyn Nets are currently listed as +155 underdogs for their upcoming matchup on Thursday. The hosts are on a three-game losing skid at the Barclays Center. They are coming off a 109-115 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cleveland Cavaliers boast an impressive two-game winning streak. When they play on the road, they usually shine, with six of their last ten away games ending in a victory. The odds of -175 imply a 64% chance of them winning again.
Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers to secure the victory from the struggling Brooklyn Nets. Their season record stands at 46-28, having won two consecutive games.
Nets VS Cavaliers Spread
Bet on the Cavaliers -4.0 (1.91) to cover.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are favored by the Ohio sports betting sites with a 4-point spread, indicating this could be a close matchup. It is expected that the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers will have a tight game, considering the last five contests between them had an average victory gap of 7.8 points.
Choosing the Brooklyn Nets would not have been profitable during their last four games; their total record is 38-34 ATS. The Brooklyn Nets have failed to cover in four of their last ten matches. In recent Eastern Conference contests, they went 46-54 ATS.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are on a superb run, covering in each of their last two away games. This has improved their road record to 18-19 ATS. For spread betting, the Cleveland Cavaliers have stringed together a fine record. They have covered in their last two matchups, going 7-3 ATS in their last ten matchups in all.
Nets VS Cavaliers Total
Total over 219.5 (1.91) is our pick on the total.
The Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers have faced each other in ten games, with an average of 232.4 points. In the previous five matches at the Barclays Center, the average score was 222.4 points.
The total line is set at 219.5. The Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers’s combined points total over their last ten encounters exceeded this 219.5 line nine times. Expect -110 odds for betting Over here.
At the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets are 15-19 O/U this season. The total went under in four of their last five games. The total went under in four of the last five home games, averaging 208.2 points. The Brooklyn Nets are 3-7 O/U across their last ten games overall.
The last four Cleveland Cavaliers games on the road exceeded the total. Their away record is 19-17 O/U. The total averaged 221.2 points across the previous 10 Cleveland Cavaliers games, going under three times.
Nets VS Cavaliers Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Cleveland Cavaliers (-175) | Brooklyn Nets (+155)
- Against the spread (ATS): Cleveland Cavaliers -4.0 (-110) | Brooklyn Nets +4.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 219.5 (-110) | (-110)
Brooklyn Nets Form
The Brooklyn Nets were dealt a tough blow when they lost 109-115 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in their previous match. The defeat extended their losing streak to four games, leaving their overall record for the past ten games at 5-5.
Heading into Thursday, the Brooklyn Nets have had a middling offensive performance this season, scoring an average of 113.3 points per game. On the other side, the Brooklyn Nets defense has been nothing special, allowing 113.0 points on average in the last five contests and 112.9 points across the season.
72 games down, the Brooklyn Nets are in the thick of the playoff battle. The hosts rank sixth in the Eastern Conference. They look to extend their 39-game win tally to bolster their hopes of securing a postseason berth.
The sole injury worry for the Brooklyn Nets is Ben Simmons.
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
The Cleveland Cavaliers have taken an impressive four wins out of five road games recently, improving their away record for the season to 17-20. Their last match ended 115-109 against the Brooklyn Nets.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have scored an average of 112.2 points during 74 games, putting them in the middle tier among all teams. Defensively, the Cleveland Cavaliers have restricted opponents to 106.6 points per game on average and 108.6 points on the road.
The playoff battle is heating up, and the Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t backing down. With a strong hold on the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, they boast an impressive 46 victories out of 74 games, making their mark in the quest for postseason glory.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have no reported injury concerns ahead of their latest matchup.
Nets VS Cavaliers H2H history
The Cleveland Cavaliers took revenge for their 117-125 loss against the Brooklyn Nets on December 2022 by winning the most recent stand-off between the two teams 109-115 at the Barclays Center in March 2023. The total has gone over 219.5 points in nine of the last ten meetings between the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Brooklyn Nets managed an average of 117.1 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who averaged 115.3 points.