Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Pick: Friday, February 12th

Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Pick: Friday, February 12th: Cleveland come into Portland on Friday riding a 5 game losing streak, and have lost 8 of their last 10 games, losing by an average margin of 12.5 points per game in that stretch, while putting up just 102.6 points per game. The Cavs are rated as the 2nd worst offensive team in the NBA, putting up just 103.6 points per game so far this season. The Cavs offense is lead by Collin Sexton, who is averaging 22.7 points per game in 21 games played, with no other player on the Cavaliers averaging more than 20 points per game.

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The Blazers are 6-4 in their last 10 games, despite losing by an average margin of 0.1 points per game in that stretch, with an average score of 114.4 to 114.5. Portland is a top 10 offensive team, averaging 114.7 points per game, good enough for the 6th best offense in the NBA. The Blazers are led by superstar Damian Lillard, who is averaging 29.4 points per game in 23 games played, along with a team-leading 7.1 assists per game. Shooting guard CJ McCollum has put up decent numbers as well, despite only playing 13 games this season, he is averaging 26.7 on the year with 5 assists per game. McCollum is out with a foot injury, and won’t return until later this month.

Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Odds

NBA Opening Odds Spread
Cavaliers +4.5
Trail Blazers -4.5
Total O/U: 222
Where/When Moda Center | 10:00 PM ET

The Cavs come into Friday night’s game having allowed at least 113 points against in their last five games, the last time this team kept their opponent to less than that number was in their most recent victory back on February 1st against the NBA’s basement-dwelling Minnesota Timberwolves. The Cavs are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games, and while Cleveland has gone Under the betting total more times than not this season, they are 3-0-1 to the Over in their last 4 games when coming off just 1-day rest.

Portland comes into this game riding a 4-1 ATS record in their last 5 games, and have covered the spread in 5 of their last 6 games against a team with a losing record on the road. This Blazers team has trended towards the Over this season, and are 6-1 in the Over on Friday nights, 4-1 to the Over in their last 5 in games played on the second half of a back to back, and 4-1 to the Over in their last 5 home games.

The Cavaliers haven’t covered a spread in Portland over the past six years, going 0-6 ATS against the Blazers dating back to the LeBron James era. Historically, games between these teams have been low scoring, with 8 of the last 9 games dating back to 2012 have gone Under the betting total.

Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers ATS Stats

NBA Team ATS Record ATS Margin
Cavaliers 10-16 -2.4
Trail Blazers 11-12 -2.1

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