The Oklahoma City Thunder (23-25) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (30-20) at Paycom Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, January 27, 2023. The Cavaliers are slight, 1-point underdogs in the game. The over/under is 221.5 points for the matchup.
How to bet Thunder vs. Cavaliers
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with bookmakers listing the Thunder as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Thunder have -117 odds to pick up the win, while the Cavaliers are listed at -102 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 221.5 points.
Thunder vs. Cavaliers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, January 27, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSO
- Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Arena: Paycom Center
Thunder vs. Cavaliers Betting Trends
In the Thunder’s 48 games this year, they have 31 wins against the spread. Oklahoma City has won five, or 41.7%, of the 12 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Thunder games this year have eclipsed the over/under 26 times in 50 opportunities (52%).
Against the spread, the Cavaliers are 26-23-1 this year. Cleveland has won three of the 10 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (30%). Cavaliers games this season have eclipsed the over/under 23 times in 50 opportunities (46%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Thunder vs. Cavaliers Injury Report
Cavaliers: Ricky Rubio: Out (Injury Management), Donovan Mitchell: Out (Groin), Kevin Love: Out (Back), Dylan Windler: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder
This season, Oklahoma City is putting up 116.9 points per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) and allowing 116 points per contest (20th-ranked). The Thunder are averaging 119.7 points per game at home. Away from home, they are averaging 114.1 points per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Thunder have increased their production a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 119.9 points per contest over that span compared to the 116.9 they’ve put up over the course of this season.
Oklahoma City is sinking 12.1 threes per game (13th-ranked in NBA) this season, while owning a 35.9% three-point percentage (15th-ranked). The Thunder are attempting 59.1 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 63.7% of the shots they’ve taken (and 72.1% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 33.7 threes per contest, which are 36.3% of their shots (and 27.9% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland is the fifth-worst squad in the league in points scored (111.5 per game) but best in points conceded (107). At home, the Cavaliers score 113.9 points per game. Away, they average 109.2. The Cavaliers are putting up 111.8 points per game over their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 111.5.
Beyond the arc, Cleveland is 19th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (11.5). It is 11th in 3-point percentage at 36.4%. The Cavaliers take 37.3% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 62.7% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 28.1% of the Cavaliers’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 71.9% are 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this game is the Thunder, and we expect that Thunder will cover the spread (Thunder -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 221.5 points.
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