Cleveland Cavaliers at Denver Nuggets - 10/25/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Cleveland Cavaliers at Denver Nuggets - 10/25/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets (2-0) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (1-2)

Game Info: Monday, October 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -10.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver Nuggets meet Monday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Denver Nuggets look for another win to improve to 3-0 on the season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 111.3 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 116.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 20.7 points and 2.3 assists, while Ricky Rubio is averaging 16.7 points and four rebounds. Jarrett Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Mobley is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 106 points on 52.1 percent shooting and allowing 97 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 29.5 points and 14.5 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 16 points and 6.5 rebounds. Monte Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Porter Jr. is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 58.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

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The Cavaliers are 7-24 ATS in their last 31 road games and 16-40-1 ATS in their last 57 games overall. The Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 6-1-1 in Cavaliers last 8 Monday games. The under is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Cleveland Cavaliers haven't shown much effort on the defensive side up to this point, and they've been downright brutal against the spread these last couple of years, especially on the road. The Denver Nuggets usually play their best ball at home, and they're currently first in field goal percentage this season. The Nuggets also blasted the Cavs twice when these teams met back in February. The Cleveland Cavaliers should have serious issues hanging in this game, as they simply don't have enough depth to compete with the league's top teams. I'll eat the big number with the home team.

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Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -10.5

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