Cavaliers vs. Nets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, March 23, 2023

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Cavaliers vs. Nets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 23, 2023

NBA Predictions

Donovan Mitchell and the Cleveland Cavaliers (46-28) will look to fend off Mikal Bridges’ Brooklyn Nets (39-33) on March 23, 2023. The Cavaliers are a 4-point favorite. A 219-point over/under is set for the game.

Cavaliers vs. Nets Odds

  • Cavaliers odds to win: -170
  • Nets odds to win: +144
  • Spread: Cavaliers (-4)
  • Total: 219

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
  • TV: YES and BSOH

Who Will Win Cavaliers vs. Nets?

Cavaliers and Nets Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Cavaliers have a 24-14-1 record against the spread in games they were favored by 4 points or more this season.

In games this year in which they were an underdog by 4 points or more, the Nets have a 12-4 record against the spread.

These teams average 225.5 points per game combined, 6.5 more than the over/under of 219.

Cleveland and Brooklyn have seen its opponents average a combined 0.5 more points per game than the over/under of 219 set for this game.

The average over/under the Cavaliers have had set in games this year is 0.2 fewer points than this outing’s point total.

The average point total for Brooklyn this season is 7.2 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Cleveland is 40-33-1 against the spread this season.

The Nets are 38-34-0 against the spread this season.

Cavaliers Stats & Insights

The Cavaliers have a +411 scoring differential, topping opponents by 5.6 points per game. They’re putting up 112.2 points per game to rank 24th in the league and are allowing 106.6 per outing to rank first in the NBA.

The 41.3 rebounds per game the Cavaliers average rank 25th in the NBA. Their opponents pull down 40.9 per contest.

Cleveland makes 11.5 three-pointers per game (19th in the league) at a 36.5% rate (13th in the NBA), compared to the 11.3 its opponents make while shooting 36.9% from beyond the arc.

The Cavaliers score 113.6 points per 100 possessions (10th in the league), while allowing 107.6 points per 100 possessions (first in the NBA).

The Cavaliers have been better offensively at home, where they average 113.7 points per game, compared to on the road, where they average 110.7 per game. Defensively, they are better when playing at home, where they allow 104.6 points per game, versus on the road, where they let opponents to average 108.6 per game.

Nets Stats & Insights

The Nets have a +31 scoring differential, putting up 113.3 points per game (18th in league) and allowing 112.9 (13th in NBA).

Brooklyn loses the rebound battle by an average of 4.8 boards. It records 40.3 rebounds per game (29th in league) compared to its opponents’ 45.1.

The Nets connect on 12.8 three-pointers per game (ninth-most in the league) at a 38.1% rate (fourth-best in NBA), compared to the 12.1 their opponents make, shooting 37.2% from deep.

The Nets’ 114.3 points per 100 possessions on offense rank seventh in the NBA, and the 112.4 points they concede per 100 possessions rank 18th in the league.

In 2022-23 Brooklyn is averaging 0.2 more points per game at home (113.4) than away (113.2).

Cavaliers Key Players to Watch

The Cavaliers active scoring leader is Mitchell, who averages 27.4 per contest to go with 4.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists.

Darius Garland is averaging 21.9 points, 7.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game, while Evan Mobley adds 16.2 points, 2.7 assists and 8.9 rebounds per matchup.

The Cavaliers get 3.5 three-pointers per game out of Mitchell.

Mitchell averages 1.5 steals per game, while Mobley has 1.4 blocks per contest.

Nets Key Players to Watch

Bridges racks up 19.1 points per game. He also adds 4.4 rebounds per outing and 3.3 assists per contest.

This season, Nicolas Claxton is averaging 12.6 points, 1.8 assists and 9.2 rebounds per game.

Spencer Dinwiddie hits 2.4 threes per game.

The Nets’ defensive efforts get a lift from Bridges (1.1 steals per game) and Claxton (2.5 blocks per game).

Cavaliers vs. Nets Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Nets (+ 4)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (219)

  • Prediction:
    Cavaliers 112 – Nets 111

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