The Cleveland Cavaliers (26-15) are 2.5-point favorites against the Utah Jazz (20-23) on January 10, 2023 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in a matchup pitting one of the strongest squads in the league defensively versus one of the best offensive teams. The Cavaliers are first in points conceded per game (106.6), and Utah is third in points scored (117.6). The matchup’s over/under is set at 226.5.
How to bet Cavaliers vs. Jazz
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Utah Jazz Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -140 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +119 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 226.5 points.
Cavaliers vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: SN-RM
- Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
- Arena: Vivint Smart Home Arena
Cavaliers vs. Jazz Betting Trends
The Cavaliers have 21 wins against the spread in 41 games this year. Cleveland has won 23, or 71.9%, of the 32 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Cavaliers games this year have gone over the total in 19 out of 43 opportunities (44.2%).
The Jazz have played 43 games, with 23 wins against the spread. Utah has won 12 of the 24 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (50%). Jazz games this season have hit the over on 25 of 43 set point totals (58.1%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Cavaliers: Dylan Windler: Out (Ankle), Dean Wade: Out (Shoulder), Ricky Rubio: Out (Knee)
Jazz: Kelly Olynyk: Out (Ankle), Talen Horton-Tucker: Out (Ankle), Collin Sexton: Out (Hamstring)
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland has been lifted by its defense, as it ranks best in the NBA by giving up only 106.6 points per game. It ranks 25th in the league in points scored (111.5 per contest). The Cavaliers put up 113.9 points per game at home, compared to 108.7 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 5.2 points per contest. The Cavaliers’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, scoring 114.4 points per contest compared to the 111.5 they’ve averaged this year.
Cleveland is sinking 11.6 treys per game (17th-ranked in NBA) this year, while putting up a 36.5% three-point percentage (11th-ranked). This season, the Cavaliers have taken 62.4% two-pointers, accounting for 71.4% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 37.6% three-pointers (28.6% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Utah Jazz
In 2022-23, Utah is third-best in the NBA on offense (117.6 points scored per game) and ranked 24th on defense (116.9 points conceded). The Jazz are scoring more points at home (121.2 per game) than away (114.7). The Jazz are scoring 120.5 points per contest over their previous 10 games, which is 2.9 more than their average for the season (117.6).
Utah is the fourth-best team in the league in 3-pointers made (14.5 per game) and 13th in 3-point percentage (36.4%). In 2022-23, the Jazz have taken 55.4% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 44.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 65.7% of the Jazz’s baskets have been 2-pointers, and 34.3% have been 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Jazz, and we predict that Jazz will cover the spread (Cavaliers -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 226.5 points.
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