Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 2/5/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cleveland Cavaliers (13-38) at Oklahoma City Thunder (30-20)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -12 -- Over/Under: 219.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after losing 11 of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 106.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 115 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Colin Sexton is averaging 19.8 points and 2.6 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.8 points and 9.8 rebounds. Darius Garland is the third double-digit scorer and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 10.4 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost four of their last five road games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.5 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.4 points and 6.2 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.2 points and 2.3 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 6.6 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost four of their last six home games.
The Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Thunder are 35-16 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Cavaliers last 5 road games. The over is 5-1 in Thunder last 6 home games. The Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings in Oklahoma City.
The Cleveland Cavaliers don't win, don't cover and lose on the road by an average of 10.1 points. The Cavs are also throwing out Tristan Thompson in trade rumors, so one of their better players is dealing with that distraction. The Oklahoma City Thunder are obviously the better team here by far, but they're just 1-4 ATS this season when favored of 7.5 or more points. When it's all said and done, OKC wins games and is profitable when getting reasonable lines, but I'm not backing them when laying massive chalk. It's the Cavs and the points or pass for me.