Cavaliers vs Nets Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Thursday, March 23, 2023

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (46-28) visit the Brooklyn Nets (39-33) at Barclays Center, beginning at 7:30 PM ET on Thursday, March 23, 2023. The Nets are 4-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has a 219 point total.

How to bet Cavaliers vs. Nets

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with oddsmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -170 odds to pick up the win, while the Nets are listed at +144 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 219 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Nets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 23, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: YES
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Arena: Barclays Center

Cavaliers vs. Nets Betting Trends

In the Cavaliers’ 74 games this year, they have 40 wins against the spread. Cleveland has come away with 43 wins in the 58 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Cavaliers games this year have hit the over 37 times in 72 opportunities (51.4%).

The Nets are 38-34-0 against the spread this season. Brooklyn has been the moneyline underdog 33 total times this season. Brooklyn has gone 12-21 in those games. Nets games this season have hit the over on 32 of 72 set point totals (44.4%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Cavaliers

Cavaliers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Donovan Mitchell 62 27.4 4.2 4.6 1.5 0.4 3.5
Darius Garland 63 21.9 2.7 7.8 1.3 0.1 2.5
Evan Mobley 72 16.2 8.9 2.7 0.8 1.4 0.3
Jarrett Allen 63 14.3 9.9 1.7 0.8 1.2 0
Caris LeVert 68 12 3.9 4 1 0.3 1.6

Nets

Nets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Mikal Bridges 73 19.1 4.4 3.3 1.1 0.8 2
Spencer Dinwiddie 70 17.7 3.3 6 0.8 0.3 2.4
Cameron Johnson 33 15.2 4.3 1.7 1.2 0.3 2.5
Nicolas Claxton 67 12.6 9.2 1.8 0.8 2.5 0
Cameron Thomas 50 10.8 1.8 1.5 0.4 0.1 0.9
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Cavaliers: None

Nets: Ben Simmons: Out (Back/Knee)

What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland has been carried by its defense, as it ranks best in the NBA by surrendering only 106.6 points per game. It ranks 24th in the league in points scored (112.2 per contest). Offensively the Cavaliers have performed better when playing at home this season, posting 113.7 points per game, compared to 110.7 per game in road games. On offense, the Cavaliers have picked up their output a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 113.9 points per contest over that span compared to the 112.2 they’ve put up over the course of this year.

With 11.5 three-pointers per game, Cleveland is 19th in the NBA. It has a 36.4% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 13th in the league. This season, the Cavaliers have taken 62.8% two-pointers, accounting for 72.3% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 37.2% from beyond the arc (27.7% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn puts up 113.3 points per game and allow 112.9, ranking them 18th in the NBA on offense and 13th on defense. The Nets are putting up more points at home (113.4 per game) than on the road (113.2). Over their last 10 games, the Nets are averaging 110.8 points per game, 2.5 fewer points than their season average (113.3).

In 2022-23 Brooklyn is ninth in the NBA in 3-point makes (12.8 per game) and fourth-best in 3-point percentage (38.1%). In 2022-23, the Nets have attempted 60.6% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 39.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 69.3% of the Nets’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 30.7% have been 3-pointers.

Cavaliers vs. Nets Predictions and Pick

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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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