Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, January 12, 2023

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (26-16) are favorites by three points over the Portland Trail Blazers (19-21) on January 12, 2023 at Moda Center in a matchup of two of the league’s top shooters. The Cavaliers’ Mitchell makes 3.9 3-pointers per game (second in league), while the Trail Blazers’ Simons hits 3.7 (fourth). The matchup has a 220.5 point total.

How to bet Cavaliers vs. Trail Blazers

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with sportsbooks listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -149 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +127 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 220.5 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, January 12, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ROOT
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Arena: Moda Center

Cavaliers vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Cavaliers are 21-20-1 this season. Cleveland has been chosen as the favorite in 33 games this year and has walked away with the win 23 times (69.7%) in those games. Cavaliers games this year have hit the over on 20 of 40 set point totals.

In the Trail Blazers’ 40 games this season, they have 20 wins against the spread. Portland has a 9-12 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 42.9% of those games). Trail Blazers games this year have eclipsed the over/under 17 times in 40 opportunities (42.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Cavaliers Leaders
Donovan Mitchell 37 29.3 3.9 4.8 1.5 0.4 3.9
Darius Garland 33 21.4 2.7 7.8 1.2 0.2 2.4
Evan Mobley 40 14.2 8.8 2.8 0.8 1.3 0.2
Jarrett Allen 35 13.2 9.8 1.5 0.8 1.2 0
Caris LeVert 38 12.6 4.2 3.7 0.8 0.2 1.6

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Damian Lillard 28 27.4 4 7.1 0.9 0.4 3.9
Anfernee Simons 38 22.2 2.9 4 0.8 0.2 3.7
Jerami Grant 38 21.9 4.4 2.6 0.8 0.8 2.5
Jusuf Nurkic 35 14.5 10.1 2.9 0.9 1 0.8
Josh Hart 38 9.8 8.4 4.2 1.2 0.2 0.7
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Cavaliers vs. Trail Blazers Injury Report

Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard: Questionable (Ankle), Gary Payton: Probable (Ankle), Ibou Badji: Out (Not With Team), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Nassir Little: Out (Hip), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist)

What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Because of Cleveland’s offensive struggles this year, ranking fifth-worst in the NBA with 111.5 points per game, it has been forced to lean on its defense, which ranks best in the league by surrendering 106.8 points per game. The Cavaliers are putting up 113.9 points per game this season in home games, which is 4.9 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (109). The Cavaliers have seen an uptick in scoring lately, putting up 113.6 points per game in their last 10 outings, 2.1 points more than the 111.5 they’ve scored this season.

Cleveland ranks 19th in the NBA with 11.6 three-pointers per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 12th with a 36.3% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Cavaliers are attempting 52.6 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 62.3% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 71.5% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.9 treys per contest, which are 37.7% of their shots (and 28.5% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

Offensively Portland is the 21st-ranked team in the league (112.1 points per game). On defense it is 12th (112 points allowed per game). At home the Trail Blazers are scoring 117.8 points per game, 9.5 more than they are averaging on the road (108.3). Over their last 10 games, the Trail Blazers are putting up 111.3 points per contest, 0.8 fewer points than their season average (112.1).

Portland makes 12.4 3-pointers per game and shoots 37.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 10th and sixth, respectively, in the league. The Trail Blazers attempt 39.5% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 60.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 30.9% of the Trail Blazers’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 69.1% are 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Cavaliers, and we predict that Trail Blazers will cover the spread (Cavaliers -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 220.5 points.

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Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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