The Brooklyn Nets (12-5 SU, 7-9-1 ATS) are riding a winning streak as they host the Cleveland Cavaliers (9-8, 11-5-1) at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Monday.The Nets have won two consecutive games and five of their previous six matches while the Cavaliers are on a three-game losing streak. The Nets are 6-2 in their past seven games against Cleveland.
Brooklyn Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Odds & Line Movement
The Cavaliers opened as 8-point favorites at home against the Nets. The total was set at 206.5 points, with the UNDER going 7-0 in Cleveland’s past seven games.Cleveland is 15-7 ATS in its last 24 games and 11-3-1 ATS in its past 16 overall while Brooklyn is 1-6-1 ATS in its last eight games against Central Division opponents.
Notes On The Cleveland Cavaliers
On Saturday, the Nets prevailed over the Orlando Magic by a score of 115-113 when James Harden recorded 36 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists for a double-double.Patty Mills (22 points) has now recorded two straight games with 20 or more points, as did Kyle Lowry (20). The team’s season scoring average is 108.4 points per game, which puts it 12th in the league (up from 105.1 during its recent 5-1 spurt), but the offense has picked up recently.
Kevin Durant, who is the leader in points with 28.6 per game this season, sat out against the Magic but will probably come back on Monday. Bruce Brown also left Friday’s game and he is probably coming back on Monday too.
Notes On The Brooklyn Nets
The Cavaliers fell 104-89 to the league-leading Golden State Warriors on Thursday, with Steph Curry putting up 40 points. Darius Garland led Cleveland with 25 points, followed by Kevin Love and Dean Wade with 17 each.
The Cavs have had a difficult time scoring this season, putting up just 101.7 points per game (25th), and they haven’t reached the century mark in six straight games since November 10.
Monday’s game against the Pelicans will mark the return of forward/center Kostas Koufos (groin strain), guard Donovan Mitchell (ankle) and center Nikola Vucevic (rest). Center Kyle O’Quinn (left calf soreness), guard Danny Green (right thumb surgery) and center Ed Davis (right knee discomfort).
Can The Brooklyn Nets Cover The Pointspread?
The Nets have been playing well recently, with a record of 8-2 in their past 10 games. Durant should return on Monday and provide the squad another boost over the Cavaliers, who have lost several key players in recent weeks. With Durant and Harden at the helm, it has all the markings of a significant victory for Brooklyn.
Can The Cleveland Cavaliers Cover The Spread?
The Cavaliers have lost three straight games, but they still have the third-best defense in the league, allowing only 101.7 points per game.They’ll need to rely on their defensive game, especially without Sexton and Mobley’s top scoring, if they’re going to beat the Nets – or at least keep the game close.