San Antonio Spurs versus Cleveland Cavaliers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-16-2013

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The 22-43 Cleveland Cavaliers will be on a back to back when they face a rested 50-16 San Antonio Spurs in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from San Antonio is scheduled for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA League Pass Channel.

The odds from this NBA game has the home team San Antonio Spurs favored by -13 ½ points with an over under line of 201 points. There has been no line movement in this NBA game since the odds came out a few hours ago.

The teams met back on February 13th with the Spurs posting the 96-95 road win at Cleveland as a +8 ½ point favorite. The game ended over 206 points.

Cleveland has a road record of 9-24 on the year. They lose for the fifth time in seven games after a 96-86 road defeat on Friday night to the Dallas Mavericks as a +8 ½ point underdog. The game landed under 203 ½ points. The Cavs get outscored 29-18 in the final period in defeat. They shoot 43.6% from the floor and connected on 7 of 16 from three point range. Cleveland allowed Dallas to hit on 50% from the floor and to pull down seven more rebounds than the Cavaliers. Dion Waiters led Cleveland with 21 points on 9 of 19 from the field. The Cavaliers have struggled on defense this season. They rank 30th and last in defensive field goal percentage by allowing 47.6% shooting to their opponents. Cleveland is a poor shooting team making 43.4% from the floor which is 26th and fifth last in the NBA.

The Spurs are 27-4 straight up at home on the current campaign. They win for the fourth time in six games following a 92-91 home victory on Thursday to the Dallas Mavericks as a -9 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended under 206 points. San Antonio shot 44% from the floor and made 5 of 13 three pointers. They allowed 44.6% shooting to Dallas and wins because the Spurs pulled down 14 more rebounds than the Mavericks. Tim Duncan led San Antonio with 28 points and 19 rebounds on 12 of 20 from the floor. The Spurs are a very good offensive team by ranking in the top four in all key areas which are points per game, field goal, three point and free throw shooting.