The 35-11 Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to face the 13-34 Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Cleveland is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The NBA odds in this game has the road team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by 9 ½ points with an over under line of 203 ½ points. There has been a ½ point move on the Cavaliers as Oklahoma City opened as a -10 point betting favorite.
The teams met back on November 11th and it was the Thunder with the 106-91 home win against the Cavs as a -10 point betting favorite. The total came in at under 202 points.
The Thunder on the road has a record of 15-8 on the year. The team wins their seventh game of ten in a 106-89 home win against the Memphis Grizzlies as a -9 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 190 points. OKC stormed to the 58-34 lead at the half in the win. They shoot over 55% from the floor and allow just 34.7% to the shorthanded Grizzlies team. Kevin Durant has 27 points and 6 assists on 10 of 16 shooting. The Thunder is a top four team in the four most important offensive categories which are points per game, field goal, three point and free throw shooting.
The Cavaliers are 6-13 on their home court. They lose their second straight game following a 117-99 road defeat on Friday to the Detroit Pistons as a +4 ½ point underdog. The total came in at over 199 ½ points. The Cavs shot just 39.8% in the loss and 6 of 20 from three. They pull down seven less rebounds than Detroit and give up 54.2% shooting to the Pistons. The score would have been worse had the Pistons not miss 20 of 43 free throws. Tristan Thompson led Cleveland with 19 points and 9 rebounds on 9 of 11 shooting. Cleveland is 30th and last in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage by allowing 47.4% shooting. The Cavaliers has allowed 108 or more points in three of their past four games.