Cleveland Cavaliers at Portland Trail Blazers - 1/7/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Cleveland Cavaliers at Portland Trail Blazers - 1/7/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers (14-23) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (21-17)

Game Info: Friday, January 7, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 215.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing five of their last six games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 107.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 102.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Darius Garland is averaging 19.7 points and 7.4 assists, while Jarrett Allen is averaging 17.1 points and 10.7 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Love is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 109 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24 points and 4.1 rebounds, while CJ McCollum is averaging 20.6 points and 4.5 assists. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

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The Cavaliers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games and 25-10-1 ATS in their last 36 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Cavaliers last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The Cavaliers are 5-16 ATS in the last 21 meetings in Portland and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are having issues as of late, but they're still a feisty team that's likely going to turn things around sooner than later. The Cavs are also expected to get a boost here with Rajon Rondo, who is listed as probable for this contest. The Portland Trail Blazers are without their two best players, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 12.8 points while allowing 53.1 percent shooting from the field. The Trail Blazers are a complete mess right now. I'll lay the reasonable line with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Randy’s Pick Cleveland Cavaliers -4.5

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