Cleveland Cavaliers at Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/15/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (14-27) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (25-18)
Game Info: Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +4.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Saturday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing seven of their last nine games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 107.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 44 percent shooting. Darius Garland is averaging 19.1 points and 7.6 assists, while Jarrett Allen is averaging 16.7 points and 10.8 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Love is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 100.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 22.5 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Luguentz Dort is averaging 16.6 points and 4 rebounds. Josh Giddey is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Bazley is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Thunder are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 25-10 ATS in their last 35 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Cavaliers last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Thunder last 7 home games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers aren't nearly as trustworthy as they were since the injury to Rubio, and they're on the end of a back to back here. The Oklahoma City Thunder fall on their face more times than not, but they'll put together solid efforts out of nowhere and have had success against the numbers despite the lack of wins. OKC has the rest advantage here and has covered seven of its last eight at home. Give me the points.
Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +4.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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