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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Denver Nuggets 3/31/24 NBA Betting Picks

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Denver Nuggets 3/31/24As the Cleveland Cavaliers (44-29) gear up to face the Denver Nuggets (51-22) in a captivating showdown, bettors and fans alike are turning their eyes to the Ball Arena this Sunday, March 31, 2024. This matchup not only promises thrilling basketball action but also presents intriguing opportunities for those looking to engage with the best casino sites for sports betting. With both teams showing strong performances this season, the clash at 3:30 PM ET is not to be missed.

When:Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 3:30 PM ET
Where: Ball Arena
Stream:NBA League Pass

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Denver Nuggets 3/31/24
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The betting odds for this game are currently TBD, reflecting the anticipation and unpredictability surrounding this high-stakes encounter. As the specifics unfold, bettors should keep an eye on the evolving odds, considering the recent performances and historical matchups between these two teams.

Darius Garland (PG) vs. Nikola Jokic (C)

Darius Garland has been a crucial Cavaliers player, not only the fact that he has impressed fans and fellow players with his all round good playing statistics, but also how he has helped the team overall. He has been a coveted player for the Cavaliers all season long, as he averages 18.4 points per game and 6.4 assists, with his capability to play efficiently and set up plays. On the other hand, his 0.3 off per game can be attributed to the ineffectiveness in utilization or teamwork by the defense during the game.

Nikola Jokic, however, still redefines what a center does for the Nuggets, by his ‘center’ being superbly fluid when it comes to scoring, rebounding and playmaking. Averaging 26.1 per game on 50.4 percent shooting is enough to worry any opponent who faces Jokic on the court. With him by the side, opponents are advertised to face up to 12.2 rebounds and 9 assists just in one game. The fact that the warrior’s assist-to-turnover ratio far outnumbers his opponents speaks of his accuracy which could strain the Cavaliers’ defense.

When Garland and Jokic conjure on the court, it will be a play of quickness against strength, skill against power. The way in which Garland will attack Jokic with his speed and ball-handling skills cannot be compared with his unmatched intelligence and flexibility. The results of the game thus will be determined by this factor.

Cavaliers’ Consistency & Chemistry

The Cavaliers’ roster proves the harmony of offensive and defensive tactics. They are firmly entrenched at the top of the scoring charts, with an average of 112.7 points per game, and a formidable defensive rebounding presence, reinforcing their presence. Unfortunately, they do have this tendency to OVER in Ht’s as well as 1 win from 5 last games could indicate the spots of the inconsistencies.

Nuggets’ Dominance on Display

For the Nuggets whose score average was 114.6 points per game, and shared a greater field goal percentage with the Cavaliers, portrays a strong offensive force providing a difficult challenge. This indicates that they are able to keep up with the counter attacking play and defences that comes with it, marked by their ability to have 5.5 blocks per game. It becomes especially clear about the Nuggets’ form over the last 5 games, going 4-1, that momentum grows as they march into this game meeting.


Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends

Cavaliers are 1-4 in their last 5 games.
Cleveland Cavaliers are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the spread
Cavaliers are 17-18 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 4 of Cavaliers’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 20 of Cavaliers’ 37 last games at home

Denver Nuggets Betting Trends

Nuggets are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Denver Nuggets are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread
Nuggets are 15-21 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 4 of Nuggets’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 16 of Nuggets’ 36 last games at home


Cleveland Cavaliers

Caris LeVert SF Is OUT Friday vs Philadelphia, Wrist
Donovan Mitchell PG Is upgraded to probable Friday vs Philadelphia, Nose
Ty Jerome PG Is out indefinitely, Ankle
Darius Garland PG Is probable Friday vs Philadelphia, Ankle
Dean Wade PG Is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Philadelphia, Knee

Denver Nuggets

Nikola Jokic C Is probable Friday vs Minnesota, Back
Jamal Murray PG Is OUT Friday vs Minnesota, Ankle
Vlatko Cancar SF Is out indefinitely, Knee
Zeke Nnaji PF Is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Minnesota, Back

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Denver Nuggets Betting Picks

Given the strengths, weaknesses and the recent trends of both the teams, this game is going to be a display of offensive mastery. Definitely, the main duel of Garland and Jokic is going to have an effect on the game’s direction and outcome. Because the Nuggets are currently leading in general and the Cavaliers have been seeing some inconsistency lately, Denver becomes the better option.

Bettors should also look into OVER on totals, knowing the pattern of the two teams. As matters stand, the prop bets could be concentrated on Jokic’s assists and rebounds because of his role in the Denver Nuggets system. With all factors considered, including this analysis for a free NBA daily prediction, the expected score leans towards a Nuggets victory. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Nuggets 118, Cavaliers 110.