Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Utah Jazz - 3/2/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Utah Jazz (37-22) at Cleveland Cavaliers (17-43)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +8.5 -- Over/Under: 219 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Utah Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Monday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The Utah Jazz need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 111.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 24.8 points and 4.2 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 20.3 points and 4.1 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 14.1 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have split their last six road games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 106.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 114.7 points on 49 percent shooting. Colin Sexton is averaging 20 points and 2.8 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.3 points and 9.6 rebounds. Andre Drummond is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Garland is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have split their last six home games.
The Jazz are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cavaliers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog, 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 8-2 in Jazz last 10 road games. The over is 13-4 in Cavaliers last 17 home games. The Jazz are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Cleveland and 6-0-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
I don't want to back the Cleveland Cavaliers as much as the next guy, but they're playing better basketball lately, especially at home where they've won three of their last six tries. The Utah Jazz are in a slump, as they're losing their last five games by an average of eight points while allowing 49.6 percent shooting from the field and 44.4 percent shooting from deep. I can't lay a big number with the Jazz on the road with the way they're playing. It's Cavs and the points or pass.