Cleveland Cavaliers at Denver Nuggets - 1/6/23 NBA Picks and Prediction

Denver Nuggets (25-13) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (25-14)

Game Info: Friday, January 6, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -7 -- Over/Under: 229.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver Nuggets meet Friday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 6 of their last 9 games. The Denver Nuggets have won 7 of their last 9 games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 112.1 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 29.3 points and 4.8 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 21.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 10.2 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.4 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.6 points and 10.8 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 18 points and 3.8 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.

The Cavaliers are 1-9-2 ATS in their last 12 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Cavaliers last 8 overall. The over is 4-0 in Nuggets last 4 overall. The Cavaliers are 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Denver.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have some value in the underdog role given their current form and the rest advantage. However, the Denver Nuggets are downright rolling last night, and last night's blowout win allowed many guys to rest. The Nuggets are a force at home, where they win by an average of 9.2 points and shoot 52.1 percent from the field. The chalk is a bit thick. Still, I'm siding with the Nuggets.

Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -7

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