NBA Picks: San Antonio Spurs vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
San Antonio Spurs vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Tuesday, 3/4/14, 7:00 PM EST
Opening Point Spread: San Antonio -6.5
Current Betting Line: San Antonio -7
Opening Total: 203
Current Total: 203
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker
San Antonio has won three games in a row, including a 112-106 victory over the Dallas Mavericks as 6.5-point home favorites Sunday, while going OVER the betting total of 208.5. The Spurs have three probable starters averaging in double figures, with point guard Tony Parker leading the way at 17.8 points a contest, which is important to consider when making your NBA betting picks. The team is 22-8 SU on the road this season, including a 9-3 mark versus Eastern Conference opponents. San Antonio is 6-0 SU and 4-2 ATS as road favorites of 6.5 to 9 points this season.
The Spurs have won eight consecutive games in this series, including a 126-96 victory on Nov. 23. San Antonio has won 25 of 26 games when out-rebounding its opponent during the 2013-14 NBA campaign, while it has dropped just one of 33 opportunities when entering the final quarter with a lead.
Cleveland had its two-game winning streak snapped last Saturday, as it dropped a 110-96 decision to the Memphis Grizzlies as nine-point road underdogs, while going OVER the betting total of 184. The Cavaliers have won four of their last five games versus Western Conference opponents—picking up those victories by an average of 6.8 points. It’s also important to point out that the team has knocked down 81.5 percent of its shots from the charity stripe over its last eight affairs. Cleveland is 21-18 ATS as an underdog during the 2013-14 season.
The Cavaliers are 15-15 SU at Quicken Loans Arena, which can’t be ignored when looking over the pro basketball odds page. Cleveland is led by the play of point guard Kyrie Irving offensively, as he’s averaging 21.5 points on 43 percent shooting from the field, while dishing out 6.3 assists per contest. He scored a game-high 28 points on 11 of 19 shooting last time out.
Sports bettors will likely back the Spurs due to their 7-2 ATS mark in the last nine meetings in this series.
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