Two teams sitting on opposite sides of their respective conference are clashing today, when the second-worse in the East Cleveland Cavaliers (14-46), are hosting the fourth in the West Portland Trail Blazers (36-23), with both teams having won their last two and three games respectively and want to extend those winning streaks today.

Date/Time: 02-25-2019, 19:00 EDT

Spread: Cleveland Cavaliers +9

Total: +223

Cleveland Cavaliers have a 14-46 record (27-32-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the East. They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won at home against the Grizzlies with a 112-107 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kevin Love with 17.8 ppg, adding 10.9 boards per game. He is followed by Jordan Clarkson with 16.9 ppg and 3.4 boards off the bench.

Portland Trail Blazers have a 36-23 record (33-26 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the fourth place of the West. They have three consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Sixers with a 130-115 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Damian Lillard with 25.9 ppg, adding 4.6 boards and a team high 6.4 dimes per game. He is followed by CJ McCollum with 20.9 ppg and 4.1 boards per game.

In their previous meeting earlier this season the Blazers won at home with a 129-112 score. Cavaliers have a 9-22 home record, while the Blazers are 12-15 on the road. Blazers are better both offensively, scoring 113.6 ppg to Cavs’ 103.2 and defensively, allowing 110.2 ppg to Cavs’ 113.1. They also have better percentages both in field goals (46.4% to 44.1%) and in 3-pointers (35.9% to 35.5%). Blazers are better both in dimes made (22.9 to 21) and in boards grabbed (47.9 to 43), while Cavaliers are better in turnovers committed (12.9 to 13.5). Blazers are the favorite in this one and Vegas odds give them a -9 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy road victory.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers -9 (-108)

 

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Nikos Lagouretos

My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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