Cavaliers vs Jazz Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Tuesday, January 10, 2023

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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

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -140 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +119 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 226.5 points.

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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%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Cavaliers

Cavaliers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Donovan Mitchell 36 28.8 3.9 4.8 1.4 0.4 3.8
Darius Garland 32 21.4 2.7 7.8 1.3 0.2 2.4
Evan Mobley 39 14.3 8.9 2.8 0.8 1.3 0.2
Jarrett Allen 34 13.6 10.1 1.5 0.8 1.2 0
Caris LeVert 37 12.6 4.1 3.7 0.8 0.2 1.6

Jazz

Jazz Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Lauri Markkanen 40 24.5 8.3 1.9 0.6 0.6 3
Jordan Clarkson 42 20.4 3.8 4.5 0.5 0.2 2.7
Malik Beasley 43 14 3.5 1.6 0.9 0.2 3.1
Mike Conley 32 10 2.2 7.6 1.1 0.2 1.8
Jarred Vanderbilt 41 8.5 8.1 2.9 1.1 0.2 0.4
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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).

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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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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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