Cleveland Cavaliers at San Antonio Spurs - 4/5/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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San Antonio Spurs (24-23) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (17-32)
Game Info: Monday, April 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm (AT&T Center)
Betting Odds: San Antonio Spurs -9 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs meet Monday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 24 points and 2.9 rebounds while Darius Garland is averaging 16.2 points and 5.8 assists. Jarrett Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The San Antonio Spurs need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 110.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.1 points and 4.4 rebounds while Dejounte Murray is averaging 15.7 points and seven rebounds. Derrick White is the third double-digit scorer and Keldon Johnson is dishing 1.8 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Spurs are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Cavaliers last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Spurs last 5 overall. The over is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings in San Antonio and 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings.
I'm not thrilled about laying big chalk with the Spurs, but backing the Cavs simply isn't an option right now. The Cleveland Cavaliers are riding a five-game losing streak and are losing those games by an average of 17.8 points while shooting 41.4 percent from the field. The Cavaliers are 7-18 against the spread on the road. The number could scare you away, but I'm not backing the Cavs. It's Spurs or pass.