Cavaliers vs. Nets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 23, 2023

Donovan Mitchell and the Cleveland Cavaliers (46-28) will look to fend off Mikal Bridges’ Brooklyn Nets (39-33) on March 23, 2023. The Cavaliers are a 4-point favorite. The matchup features a point total of 218.5.

Cavaliers vs. Nets Odds

  • Cavaliers odds to win: -171
  • Nets odds to win: +145
  • Spread: Cavaliers (-4)
  • Total: 218.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
  • TV: YES and BSOH

Who Will Win Cavaliers vs. Nets?

Cavaliers and Nets Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season they were favored by 4 points or more, the Cavaliers have a 24-14-1 record against the spread.

The Nets are 12-4 against the spread when an underdog by 4 points or more this year.

The two teams average a combined seven more points per game, 225.5, than this game’s over/under of 218.5 points.

Cleveland and Brooklyn have seen its opponents average a combined one more point per game than the over/under of 218.5 set in this matchup.

The average point total in Cavaliers games this year is 0.3 more points than the total of 218.5 in this matchup.

The average point total for Brooklyn this season is 7.7 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Cleveland’s ATS record is 40-33-1 this season.

The Nets are 38-34-0 against the spread this season.

Cavaliers Stats & Insights

The Cavaliers outscore opponents by 5.6 points per game (scoring 112.2 points per game to rank 24th in the league while giving up 106.6 per contest to rank first in the NBA) and have a +411 scoring differential overall.

The 41.3 rebounds per game the Cavaliers average rank 25th in the league. Their opponents pull down 40.9 per outing.

Cleveland connects on 11.5 three-pointers per game (19th in the league) compared to its opponents’ 11.3. It shoots 36.5% from deep while its opponents hit 36.9% from long range.

The Cavaliers’ 113.6 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 10th in the NBA, and the 107.6 points they allow per 100 possessions rank first in the league.

In 2022-23, the Cavaliers’ offense has been better at home, where they score 113.7 points per game, compared to on the road, where they put up 110.7 per game. On the defensive side of the ball, they have been tougher when playing at home, where they give up 104.6 points per game, versus on the road, where they let their opponents to score 108.6 per game.

Nets Stats & Insights

The Nets score 113.3 points per game (18th in NBA) and give up 112.9 (13th in league) for a +31 scoring differential overall.

Brooklyn records 40.3 rebounds per game (29th in league) while allowing 45.1 per contest to opponents. It is outrebounded by 4.8 boards per game.

The Nets make 12.8 three-pointers per game (ninth-most in the league) at a 38.1% rate (fourth-best in NBA), compared to the 12.1 their opponents make, shooting 37.2% from deep.

The Nets average 114.3 points per 100 possessions on offense (seventh in league), and allow 112.4 points per 100 possessions (18th in NBA).

In 2022-23 Brooklyn is scoring 0.2 more points per game at home (113.4) than away (113.2).

Cavaliers Key Players to Watch

Mitchell leads active Cavaliers players in scoring, tallying 27.4 points per game to go with 4.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists.

Darius Garland is averaging 21.9 points, 7.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game, while Evan Mobley adds 16.2 points, 2.7 assists and 8.9 rebounds per outing.

The Cavaliers get 3.5 three-pointers per game out of Mitchell.

Mitchell averages 1.5 steals per game, while Mobley swats 1.4 shots per contest.

Nets Key Players to Watch

Bridges puts up 19.1 points per game. He also adds 4.4 rebounds per outing and 3.3 assists per contest.

Nicolas Claxton has per-game averages of 12.6 points, 1.8 assists and 9.2 rebounds this season.

Spencer Dinwiddie hits 2.4 threes per game.

The Nets’ defensive effort gets a lift from Bridges (1.1 steals per game) and Claxton (2.5 blocks per game).

Cavaliers vs. Nets Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Nets (+ 4)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (218.5)

  • Prediction:
    Cavaliers 112 – Nets 111

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