The 32-18 Denver Nuggets will travel to play the 16-34 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 TV.
The NBA odds from this game have the road team Denver Nuggets favored by -6 points with the over under line of 214 points. There has been no line movement since the odds were opened.
The teams met back on January 11th and it was Denver with the 98-91 home win against Cleveland as a -12 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 205 ½ points.
Denver has a road record of 10-15 on the year. They win their eight straight after a 128-96 home win on Thursday night to the Chicago Bulls as a -6 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 196 ½ points. It was a big second half for the Nuggets as they outscore the Bulls 65-38 in the win. Denver had a monster shooting game hitting on 58.1% from the floor along with 9 of 19 from three. They held Chicago to just 41.8% shooting and pulled down 12 more rebounds. Wilson Chandler led the Nuggets with 24 points and 8 of 9 from the field and a perfect 5 of 5 from three. Denver’s offense has exploded in recent games as the team has averaged 114 points a game over their past nine games. On defense the Nuggets are 12th in field goal defense by allowing 44.2% shooting to opponents.
The Cavaliers are 9-13 on their home court. Cleveland wins their third straight following a 119-108 home win on Friday to the Orlando Magic as a -7 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 199 ½ points. The Cavs shot 48.8% from the floor and hit on 7 of 14 from three. They give up 52.3% shooting to Orlando and survive because Cleveland took care of the basketball by having 13 less turnovers than the Magic. Kyrie Irving had 24 points and 8 assists on 9 of 17 shooting. During the first three games of this home stand the Cavaliers have averaged 118 points per game. They still sit 30th and last in the league in defensive field goal percentage as they give up 47.6% shooting to their opponents.