The Cleveland Cavaliers (20-11) are big favorites by 6.5 points against the Utah Jazz (17-15) on December 19, 2022 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The contest features one of the best teams in the NBA defensively versus one of the best offensive teams. The Cavaliers rank first in points conceded per game (104.6), and the Jazz are fifth in points scored (117.2). A 220-point over/under has been installed for this matchup.
How to bet Cavaliers vs. Jazz
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Utah Jazz Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -251 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +206 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 220 points.
Cavaliers vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, December 19, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSOH
- Location: Cleveland, Ohio
- Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Cavaliers vs. Jazz Betting Trends
The Cavaliers have 17 wins against the spread in 31 games this year. Cleveland has been the favorite in 23 games this season and has come away with the win 17 times (73.9%) in those contests. Cavaliers games this year have gone over the point total 37.5% of the time (12 out of 32 games with a set point total).
The Jazz have played 32 games, with 18 wins against the spread. Utah has won 57.1% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (12-9). Jazz games this year have gone over the total in 16 of 32 opportunities (50%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Cavaliers: Lamar Stevens: Questionable (Knee), Dean Wade: Out (Shoulder), Dylan Windler: Out (Ankle), Ricky Rubio: Out (Knee)
Jazz: Kelly Olynyk: Questionable (Ankle), Collin Sexton: Out (Hamstring)
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland is averaging 110.5 points per game this year (24th-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived on defense, allowing just 104.6 points per game (best). The Cavaliers score 113.2 points per game in home games, compared to 107.7 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 5.5 points per contest. The Cavaliers have seen a decrease in scoring recently, racking up 105.6 points per game in their last 10 outings, 4.9 points fewer than the 110.5 they’ve scored this year.
Cleveland is making 11.4 treys per game (18th-ranked in NBA) this season, while sporting a 36.4% three-point percentage (12th-ranked). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Cavaliers have taken 63% two-pointers (accounting for 71.7% of the team’s buckets) and 37% threes (28.3%).
What you need to know about the Utah Jazz
On offense, Utah is the fifth-best squad in the NBA (117.2 points per game). Defensively, it is 23rd (116 points conceded per game). The Jazz score 121.5 points per game at home, and 112.9 on the road. The Jazz are scoring 117.4 points per contest in their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 117.2.
In 2022-23 Utah is third-best in the NBA in 3-point makes (14.8 per game), and it ranks No. 8 in 3-point percentage (36.9%). In 2022-23, the Jazz have attempted 55.5% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 44.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 65.4% of the Jazz’s buckets have been 2-pointers, and 34.6% have been 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Cavaliers, and we expect that Jazz will cover the spread (Cavaliers -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 220 points.
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