Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/7/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
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Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/7/2020 – The Denver Nuggets visit the Cleveland Cavaliers, entering the game as favorites by basketball online betting. The Nuggets look to make it back-to-back wins as they continue to chase the Los Angeles Clippers. The Cavaliers could use a win as well to break their four-game skid. But that may not come easy with several key players questionable for Saturday’s match.
Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/7/2020
Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/7/2020 Betting Odds
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Nuggets try to get their second straight win but need to address their defensive lapses. That was a glaring problem for Denver against the Charlotte Hornets though they still managed to win. It will be interesting if coach Michael Malone was able to address that in time for this match. Offensively, Denver has been doing well on offense with Jamal Murry and Nikola Jokic at the helm. Denver needs to get a win to keep pace of the LA Clippers. They are also trying to keep their distance on the Utah Jazz, a team that is just two games behind.
Players to watch: N. Jokic C 61 GP 61 GS 32.4 MIN 20.8 PTS 2.4 OR 7.8 DR 10.2 REB 6.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.7 BLK 3 TO 3 PF 2.2 AST/TO 25.89 PER
J. Murray PG 51 GP 51 GS 32.6 MIN 18.7 PTS 0.7 OR 3.2 DR 3.9 REB 4.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.2 TO 1.7 PF 2.1 AST/TO 17.56 PER
W. Barton SF 54 GP 54 GS 32.9 MIN 14.8 PTS 1.4 OR 4.9 DR 6.3 REB 3.7 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.5 TO 2.1 PF 2.4 AST/TO 15.45 PER
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting
The Cleveland Cavaliers are out of the playoff picture and are using the remaining games as part of their future. Victory is possible but will not come easy. They need to contain Murray and Jokic to have a chance. Collin Sexton, Darius Garland and Kevin Love need to step up on offense if coach JB Bickerstaff wants to avoid its fifth straight loss.
Players to Watch: C. Sexton PG 62 GP 62 GS 32.7 MIN 20.5 PTS 1 OR 2.2 DR 3.1 REB 2.9 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.3 TO 2.2 PF 1.3 AST/TO 16.46 PER
K. Love PF 53 GP 53 GS 31.4 MIN 17.5 PTS 0.9 OR 8.8 DR 9.7 REB 3.1 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.5 TO 1.6 PF 1.3 AST/TO 18.25 PER
C. Osman SF 62 GP 62 GS 29.1 MIN 10.8 PTS 0.6 OR 3 DR 3.5 REB 2.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 1.4 TO 2.4 PF 1.7 AST/TO 10.57 PER
Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/7/2020 Betting Numbers
Denver are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games.
Tristan Thompson C Knee is “?” Saturday vs Denver
Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks
NBA basketball picks the Nuggets as obvious favorites to prevail over the Cavaliers. Despite their defensive shortcomings, Denver’s offensive talent is just too much for Cleveland to handle. Add to the fact that the Cavs have several players in sick bay. With shortage in manpower, the odds of an upset are not that good for Bickerstaff.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Nuggets for this game is at -400 while the Cavaliers are at +320 at home.
ATS: -8 is given to the Nuggets across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Cavaliers with +8.
TOTALs: 218.5 is the given total for this match with the Nuggets going over and the Cavaliers the team under.
Score Prediction: 121 – 117 Nuggets