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Brooklyn Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 5/16/2021

Brooklyn is a double-digit favorite against Cleveland when Kevin Durant's Nets (47-24) and Collin Sexton's Cavaliers (22-49) square off on May 16, 2021. The line has the Nets favored by 14 points. A 226.5-point total is set for the game.

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Time: 7:00 PM EST
TV Channel: YES

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Nets vs. Cavaliers Betting Data

Nets vs Cavaliers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nets -14 -110 -110 226.5 -110 -110

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Nets Betting Data

  • Brooklyn has a winning record against the spread this season, going 36-34 ATS.
  • Brooklyn and its opponents have hit the over in 55.7% of games (39 out of 70 matchups).

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Cavaliers Betting Data

  • Against the spread this season, Cleveland is under .500: 25-45-1.
  • Cleveland has hit the over on the point total in 32 of 71 games this season (45.1%).

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Point Total Insights

  • Brooklyn and its opponents have hit the over on Sunday's 226.5 total in 42 out of 71 games (59.2%) this season.
  • In 26.8% of Cleveland's games this season (19 of 71), the total points scored was greater than Sunday's 226.5-point over/under.
  • The Nets average 118.5 points per game against the Cavaliers' 103.8, amounting to 4.2 points under the matchup's point total of 226.5.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 226.2 points per game, 0.3 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • On average, the Nets have seen a 232.6 over/under in their games this season, 6.1 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 10.6 points separates this contest's over/under (226.5 points) and the average total points bet in Cavaliers' games (215.9 points) this season.

Previous Matchups

In the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Cleveland has won six games against Brooklyn, while the Cavaliers are also 2-1 against the spread when playing the Nets.

Nets vs Cavaliers in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/22/2021 Nets Cavaliers -6.5 223.5 -250 204 Regular Season 125-113 CLE
1/20/2021 Nets Cavaliers -10.5 227 -589 426 Regular Season 147-135 CLE
11/25/2019 Cavaliers Cavaliers -1 217.5 -115 -106 Regular Season 108-106 BKN
3/6/2019 - Nets - - - - Regular Season 113-107 BKN
2/13/2019 - Cavaliers - - - - Regular Season 148-139 BKN
12/3/2018 - Nets - - - - Regular Season 99-97 CLE
10/24/2018 - Cavaliers - - - - Regular Season 102-86 BKN
3/25/2018 - Nets - - - - Regular Season 121-114 CLE
2/27/2018 - Cavaliers - - - - Regular Season 129-123 CLE
11/22/2017 - Cavaliers - - - - Regular Season 119-109 CLE
  • 1/22/2021 DNP - Nets: Kevin Durant;

    Cavaliers: Kevin Love

  • 1/20/2021 DNP -

    Cavaliers: Darius Garland, Kevin Love

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    Nets Players to Watch

    • The Nets leader in rebounds and assist is James Harden, who pulls down 7.9 rebounds and gives out 10.8 assists per game along with scoring 24.6 points per contest.
    • Brooklyn's leading scorer is Durant, who tallies 27.1 points a game in addition to his 7.0 rebounds and 5.4 assists.
    • The Nets get the most three-point shooting production out of Joe Harris, who knocks down 3.1 threes per game.
    • The Brooklyn steals leader is Kyrie Irving, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Durant, who compiles 1.3 rejections per contest.

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    Cavaliers Players to Watch

    • Sexton is the top scorer for the Cavaliers with 24.5 points per game. He also adds 3.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game to his scoring output.
    • Jarrett Allen has a stat line of 10.0 rebounds, 12.9 points and 1.7 assists per game for Cleveland to take the top rebound spot on the team. Darius Garland has the top spot for assists with 6.1 per game, adding 17.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per outing.
    • Kevin Love is reliable from three-point range and leads the Cavaliers with 2.3 made threes per game.
    • Cleveland's leader in steals is Larry Nance Jr. (1.7 per game), and its leader in blocks is Allen (1.4 per game).

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    Injury Report

    Nets:

    Chris Chiozza: Out (Hand),

    Joe Harris: Out (Hip),

    Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL)

    Cavaliers:

    Lamar Stevens: Out (Concussion),

    Isaiah Hartenstein: Out (Concussion),

    Dylan Windler: Out For Season (Knee),

    Darius Garland: Out (Injury management),

    Matthew Dellavedova: Out For Season (Neck),

    Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Thumb),

    Taurean Prince: Out For Season (Ankle),

    Kevin Love: Out (Calf)

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