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Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/7/2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3-7-2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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

When: March 7, 2020 7:30 PM ET
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: FOX SPORTS OHIO
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/7/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Denver Nuggets -8 (-110) 218.5 o (-110) -400

Cleveland Cavaliers
+8 (-110) 218.5 u (-110) +320
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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

Trends

Denver Nuggets

Denver are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Denver’s last 14 games.
Denver are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games.
Nuggets are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Cleveland.
Denver are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against Cleveland.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 7 games on the road.
Denver are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver’s last 10 games this season.
Denver are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Denver are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.

Cleveland Cavaliers

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games.
Cleveland are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Cleveland are 3-15 SU in their last 18 games at home.
Cavaliers are 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games when playing at home against Denver.
Cleveland are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games this season.
Cleveland are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games played in March.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Denver Nuggets

No Injuries

Cleveland Cavaliers

Tristan Thompson C Knee is “?” Saturday vs Denver
Andre Drummond C Calf is “?” Saturday vs Denver
Dante Exum PG Ankle is out indefinitely
Alfonzo McKinnie PF Plantar Fasciitis is “?” Saturday vs Denver
Dylan Windler SF Leg is out for season
Darius Garland PG Groin is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Denver & Sunday vs San Antonio
Kevin Porter Jr. SG Concussion is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Denver Nuggets Cleveland Cavaliers
27-29 Against the Spread 27-32
30-32 Straight Up 34-27
110 Points per Game 106
107 Points Allowed per Game 114
47.02 Offensive FG% 45.65
77.63 Offensive FT% 76.23
35.9 Offensive 3PT% 34.94
45.74 Defensive FG% 49.04
75.94 Defensive FT% 76.27
34.32 Defensive 3PT% 37.27

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