The Portland Trail Blazers take a trip to the state of Ohio this Saturday evening, December 1 for a betting matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers that will take place at the Quicken Loans Arena, with tip off schedule for 7:35 PM EST.
The Oddsmakers could not decide who to give the edge to in this contest, so they set the line at a pick ’em, while posting the over/under total at 194 1/2 points.
The Trail Blazers have lost four games in a row and as a result sit with just six wins and ten losses on the season, which has them in last place in the Northwest Division. They are even worse against the spread with a 5-10-1 record and on the road they are a brutal 2-7 ATS in nine contests so far this season.
Meanwhile, the Cavaliers are also struggling with a 4-12 straight up record and currently reside in last place in the Central Division. However, they are a decent 9-7 ATS overall, but just 2-3 against the spread at home. The Cavaliers score about 95.6 points a game, which ranks 20th best in the league.
The Trail Blazers are 0-5 against the spread in their last five games played on road and 0-5 ATS in their last five versus teams in the Eastern Conference.
They have stayed under the posted total in seven of their last ten games played on the road.
The Cavaliers are 7-18 against the spread in their last 25 games played at home and 1-4 ATS in their last five following a straight up win.
They have stayed under the total in six of their last eight games played on a Saturday and six of seven played at home.
The Cavaliers offer a little more to the bettors than the Trial Blazers and I believe at home they will come through for the win and point spread cover.
Cavaliers – Pick ’em
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