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Two of the worse teams of the league are clashing today, when the second-worse in the East Cleveland Cavaliers (12-46), looking to bounce back after their latest defeat, are hosting the last in the West Phoenix Suns (11-48), who have won only once in their last seventeen games.
Date/Time: 02-21-2019, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Cleveland Cavaliers -1
Cleveland Cavaliers have a 12-46 record (25-32-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the East. They have lost five of their last six matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Nets with a 139-148 score in overtime, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Jordan Clarkson with 17.2 ppg and 3.5 boards off the bench. He is followed by Kevin Love with 15.7 ppg and 10.7 boards per game.
Phoenix Suns have a 11-48 record (25-34 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the West. They have lost 16 of their last 17 matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Clippers with a 107-134 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Devin Booker with 24.6 ppg, adding 4 boards and a team high 6.7 dimes per game. He is followed by TJ Warren with 18 ppg and 4 boards per game he is out with an injury.
Cavaliers won both meetings against the Suns last season (at home by 25 points and on the road by 22). Cavaliers have a 7-22 home record, while the Suns are 4-26 on the road. Suns are better offensively, scoring 105.9 ppg to Cavs’ 103, while Cavaliers are better defensively, allowing 113.5 ppg to Suns’ 116.1. Suns have a better field goal percentage (45.7% to 44.1%), while Cavaliers have a better 3-point percentage (35.4% to 32.6%). Suns are better in dimes made (23.8 to 20.7), while Cavaliers are better in boards grabbed (42.8 to 40.1) and in turnovers committed (12.8 to 15.5). Cavaliers are the favorite in this close game and Vegas odds give them a -1 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home win.
Phoenix Suns vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers -1 (-109)
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