Cavaliers vs Nets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (45-28) visit the Brooklyn Nets (39-32) at Barclays Center, tipping off at 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. The Nets are 4-point underdogs in the game. The matchup’s over/under is 218.5.

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 sportsbooks listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -171 odds to pick up the win, while the Nets are listed at +145 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 218.5 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Nets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBA
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Arena: Barclays Center

Cavaliers vs. Nets Betting Trends

The Cavaliers have played 73 games, with 39 wins against the spread. Cleveland has won 42, or 73.7%, of the 57 contests in which it was the favorite this year. The Cavaliers have eclipsed the over/under in 50.7% of their opportunities this year (36 times over 71 games with a set point total).

The Nets are 38-33-0 against the spread this year. Brooklyn has a 12-20 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 37.5% of those games). Nets games this year have hit the over 31 times in 71 opportunities (43.7%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Cavaliers Leaders
Donovan Mitchell 61 27.4 4.1 4.6 1.5 0.4 3.5
Darius Garland 62 21.9 2.7 7.8 1.3 0.1 2.6
Evan Mobley 71 16.2 8.9 2.7 0.8 1.4 0.3
Jarrett Allen 62 14.4 9.8 1.7 0.8 1.2 0
Caris LeVert 67 11.9 3.9 4 1 0.3 1.6


Nets Leaders
Mikal Bridges 72 19.2 4.4 3.4 1.1 0.8 2
Spencer Dinwiddie 69 17.7 3.3 5.9 0.9 0.3 2.4
Cameron Johnson 32 15.1 4.4 1.6 1.2 0.3 2.5
Nicolas Claxton 66 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: Jarrett Allen: Questionable (Eye)

Nets: Dorian Finney-Smith: Questionable (Wrist), Ben Simmons: Out (Back/Knee)

What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland has a top-five defense this season, ranking best in the league with 106.6 points allowed per game. Offensively, it ranks 25th with 112.2 points scored per contest. At home, the Cavaliers are putting up 3.1 more points per game (113.7) than they are in road games (110.6). The Cavaliers have been putting up 114.2 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 112.2 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Cleveland ranks 19th in the NBA with 11.5 threes per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 14th with a 36.3% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Cavaliers have taken 62.8% two-pointers and 37.2% from three-point land this season. Of the team’s buckets, 72.3% are two-pointers and 27.7% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn puts up 113.4 points per game and allow 112.8, ranking them 19th in the league on offense and 12th on defense. At home, the Nets average 113.5 points per game. On the road, they average 113.2. While the Nets are averaging 113.4 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their past 10 games, amassing 111.7 points per contest.

Brooklyn is ninth in the league in 3-pointers made (12.8 per game) and fourth-best in 3-point percentage (38.2%). In 2022-23, the Nets have taken 39.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 60.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 30.8% of the Nets’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 69.2% have been 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this contest is the Cavaliers, and we project that Nets will cover the spread (Cavaliers -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 218.5 points.

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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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