The Cleveland Cavaliers (28-18) are big favorites by 11.5 points against the Golden State Warriors (22-23) on January 20, 2023 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The matchup pits one of the top teams in the NBA defensively versus one of the best offensive squads. The Cavaliers rank first in points allowed per game (107.1), and the Warriors are fourth in points scored (117.6). The point total is 220 points for this contest.
How to bet Cavaliers vs. Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 11.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -624 odds to pick up the win, while the Warriors are listed at +449 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 220 points.
Cavaliers vs. Warriors Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, January 20, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Cleveland, Ohio
- Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Cavaliers vs. Warriors Betting Trends
In the Cavaliers’ 46 games this season, they have 24 wins against the spread. Cleveland has come away with 25 wins in the 36 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Cavaliers games this year have gone over the total in 22 out of 45 opportunities (48.9%).
In the Warriors’ 45 games this year, they have 21 wins against the spread. Golden State is 5-11 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 31.2% of those games). The Warriors have eclipsed the over/under 57.8% of the time this year (26 of 45 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Cavaliers: Donovan Mitchell: Questionable (Groin), Dylan Windler: Out (Ankle), Dean Wade: Out (Shoulder)
Warriors: JaMychal Green: Out (Leg), Andre Iguodala: Out (Hip), Jonathan Kuminga: Out (Foot), James Wiseman: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Although Cleveland is averaging just 111.6 points per game (fifth-worst in NBA), its defense has been playing really well, as it ranks best in the league by surrendering 107.1 points per game. Offensively the Cavaliers have fared better in home games this season, scoring 113.9 points per game, compared to 109.3 per game away from home. The Cavaliers’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, racking up 112 points per contest compared to the 111.6 they’ve averaged this season.
Cleveland is draining 11.4 threes per game (20th-ranked in league). It sports a 36.2% shooting percentage (14th-ranked) from beyond the arc. Of the shots taken by the Cavaliers in 2022-23, 62.5% of them have been two-pointers (71.9% of the team’s made baskets) and 37.5% have been from beyond three-point land (28.1%).
What you need to know about the Golden State Warriors
In 2022-23, Golden State is fourth-best in the NBA offensively (117.6 points scored per game) but fifth-worst on defense (118 points allowed). In 2022-23 the Warriors are averaging 3.2 more points per game at home (119.2) than on the road (116). The Warriors have fared better offensively in their last 10 games, tallying 121.3 points per contest, 3.7 more than their season average of 117.6.
In 2022-23 Golden State is best in the NBA in 3-point makes (16.4 per game), and fifth-best in 3-point percentage (37.4%). The Warriors take 51.5% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 48.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 61.5% of the Warriors’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 38.5% are 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this contest is the Cavaliers, and we expect that Warriors will cover the spread (Cavaliers -11.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 220 points.
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