Cleveland Cavaliers at Phoenix Suns - 1/8/23 NBA Picks and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (20-20) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (25-15)
Game Info: Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Footprint Center)
Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns +4 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns meet Sunday in NBA action at the Footprint Center. The Cleveland Cavaliers have split their last 8 games. The Phoenix Suns have lost 8 of their last 9 games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 111.5 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 29 points and 4.9 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 21.4 points and 2.7 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 113.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 27.1 points and 5.6 assists, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 17.6 points and 9.8 rebounds. Mikal Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers are 8-20-2 ATS in their last 30 road games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 7-2 in Cavaliers last 9 overall. The under is 4-0 in Suns last 4 overall. The Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are consistent for the most part, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 7.3 points. The Phoenix Suns have been a mess since the injury to Booker, and that includes losing their last 5 games by an average of 12.6 points while shooting 42.6 percent from the field. The Suns offense is lost without their best player. I'll lay the small number with the Cavs.
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Randy’s Pick Cleveland Cavaliers -4
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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