The Cleveland Cavaliers (25-15) visit the Phoenix Suns (20-20) on January 8, 2023 at Footprint Center. The Suns are underdogs by a six-point margin as they enter the matchup with a 6-4 record in their last 10 games. The point total is set as 215 points in this outing.
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Phoenix Suns Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with sportsbooks listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -224 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at +184 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 215 points.
Cavaliers vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, January 8, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSAZ
- Location: Phoenix, Arizona
- Arena: Footprint Center
Cavaliers vs. Suns Betting Trends
The Cavaliers are 20-19-1 against the spread this year. Cleveland has come away with 22 wins in the 31 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Cavaliers games this year have hit the over on 19 of 40 set point totals.
In the Suns’ 40 games this season, they have 20 wins against the spread. Phoenix has won 30.8% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (4-9). Suns games this year have gone over the total in 18 of 40 opportunities (45%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Cavaliers vs. Suns Injury Report
Suns: Chris Paul: Out (Hip), Cameron Payne: Out (Foot), Devin Booker: Out (Groin), Cameron Johnson: Out (Knee), Jae Crowder: Out (Not Injury Related)
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland is scoring 111.5 points per game this year (25th-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived on defense, surrendering only 106.8 points per game (best). The Cavaliers post 113.9 points per game in home games, compared to 108.5 points per game in away games, a difference of 5.4 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Cavaliers have been racking up 113.2 points per game, an average that’s a little higher than the 111.5 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Cleveland is sinking 11.6 three-pointers per game (17th-ranked in league). It sports a 36.5% shooting percentage (11th-ranked) from downtown. The Cavaliers are attempting 52.7 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 62.3% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 71.3% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.9 threes per contest, which are 37.7% of their shots (and 28.7% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
In 2022-23, Phoenix is 16th in the league on offense (113.1 points scored per game) and seventh defensively (111 points allowed). The Suns score 115 points per game at home, and 111.2 away. The Suns have fared worse offensively in their last 10 games, scoring 106.3 points per contest, 6.8 fewer points their than season average of 113.1.
Phoenix is eighth in the league in 3-pointers made (12.9 per game) and fourth-best in 3-point percentage (38%). In 2022-23, the Suns have attempted 37.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 62.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 30.8% of the Suns’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 69.2% have been 2-pointers.
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