Cleveland Cavaliers at Portland Trail Blazers - 1/12/23 NBA Picks and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (19-21) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (26-16)
Game Info: Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 223 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The Cleveland Cavaliers have split their last 8 games. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost 8 of their last 10 games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 111.5 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 29.3 points and 4.8 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 9.8 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 112.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 27.4 points and 4 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.2 points and 2.9 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers are 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 road games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 8-3 in Cavaliers last 11 overall. The under is 4-0 in Trail Blazers last 4 overall. The Cavaliers are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Portland.
The Portland Trail Blazers are better than what they're playing like right now, but at some point they need to stop the bleeding. It's hard to trust them in their current form. The Cleveland Cavaliers are far and away more trustworthy, they've shown they can win on the road, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 7.2 points. I'll lay the bucket with the Cavs on the road.
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Randy’s Pick Cleveland Cavaliers -2.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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