Spurs vs Cavaliers Prediction - NBA Picks 1/7/24

Cleveland Cavaliers (20-15) vs San Antonio Spurs (5-29)

Game Info: Sunday, January 7, 2024 at 1:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 237 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Antonio Spurs pay a visit to the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Sunday afternoon. Here’s a Spurs vs Cavs Prediction.

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs have been in terrible form as they've lost nine of their last 10 games overall and they will be hoping to arrest a four-game slide after falling just short to the Bucks in a 125-121 loss on Thursday. Devin Vassell led the team with 34 points, six rebounds and four assist, Victor Wembenyama added 27 points with nine rebounds and five blocks while Tyus Jones chipped in with 18 points and six assists. As a team, the Spurs shot 48 percent from the field and 14 of 40 from the 3-point line which was actually good enough to hang with the Bucks in a tied contest with less than a minute to play, before the Bucks escaped on a clutch and one from Giannis Antetokounmpo with just 53 seconds left on the clock. The Spurs will meet the Pistons after this one.

San Antonio Spurs Player Facts

  • Victor Wembanyama ranks 1st amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (3.2) this season.
  • Devin Vassell ranks 27th amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.2) this season.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been in decent shape as they've won seven of their last 10 games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after blowing past the lowly Wizards in a 114-90 win on Friday. Donovan Mitchell led the team with 26 points on eight of 15 shooting, Georges Niang added 14 points off the bench while Jarrett Allen chipped in with 12 points, 12 rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 53 percent from the field and 16 of 33 from the 3-point line as they dominated this one from the start, holding the Wizards to just 14 points in the second quarter to take a 12-point lead into halftime, before they made another run to push the margin out to 29 points at one stage. The Cavs will take on the Nets after this game.

Cleveland Cavaliers Player Facts

  • Donovan Mitchell ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.9) this season.
  • Jarrett Allen ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for FG% (67.3%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Cavaliers rank 2nd in the league for Q2 opponent points per game this season (26.9).
  • The Cavaliers rank 4th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (24.5).
  • The Spurs rank 30th in the league for point differential per game this season (-11.6).
  • The Spurs rank 30th in the league for free throws made per game this season (15.1).

Spurs vs Cavs Prediction

The Spurs could have a bunch of players return for this one with Keldon Johnson, Doug McDermott and Malaki Branham all listed as probable, while the Cavaliers are still missing Ty Jerome and Darius Garland. The Spurs haven't been able to buy a win these days, but they would've taken plenty of confidence from the fact that they were able to push the Bucks to the edge on Thursday, while the Cavaliers have been heating up lately and they just made light work of the Wizards in an easy win in their last outing. The line is a bit hefty, but the Cavaliers are clearly the team in better shape and I think they win this one by double digits at home.

 

Peter’s Pick Cleveland -9.5

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