Check out our free Spurs vs Cavaliers pick and preview for this NBA game in Cleveland. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Spurs vs Cavaliers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: San Antonio Spurs at Cleveland Cavaliers
- Where: Cleveland at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
- Date: Monday, February 13th
- Betting Odds CLE -14.5, SA +750 | CLE -1206 O/U 225.0
The Spurs come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 14-43. So far, the team has gone 23-34-0 against the spread. The Spurs head into today’s action in the midst of a 12 game losing streak. This has come while posting an average scoring margin of -15.75.
Not only did the Spurs drop their last game to the Hawks. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 125-106 as 12 point underdogs. Even though San Antonio trailed by just 1 point at halftime, they struggled in the 2nd half and ended up losing by 19. In the loss, Keldon Johnson led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 64.3%.
So far, the Cavaliers have put together an overall record of 37-22, while going 34-24-1 vs the spread. The Cavaliers entered today’s game having picked up 6 straight wins. This has come on an average scoring differential of 17.33 points per game.
The Cavaliers will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Bulls by a score of 97-89. Heading into the game, they were 6 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Cleveland went on to win the game, despite trailing by 9 going into halftime. In the win, Donovan Mitchell led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 55.6%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Spurs picked up the win 112-111 win over the Cavaliers. Heading into the game, San Antonio was the 9.5 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Last year, the Spurs saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Cavaliers, averaging 100.5 points per game. While the Spurs struggled on offense in the series, the Cavaliers maintained their usual level of scoring at 109.5 vs San Antonio. In terms of betting, Cleveland has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs San Antonio. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +7 points per game in favor of the Cavaliers. A combined average of 219 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Spurs come into today’s game as the 23rd ranked scoring offense at 112.5 points per game. When looking at the Spurs pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 101.4. The team’s offense could be a candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only do they generate an above-average number of possessions, but they are near the top of the league in made 2-point field goals per game.
Defensively, San Antonio has had its problems giving up an average of 113.04 points per game (23rd).
A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Spurs 2nd leading scorer, Tre Jones. In his 52 games, Jones is averaging 12.8 points per game while dishing out 6.2 assists and grabbing 3.6 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Keldon Johnson, who leads the team and is 33rd in the NBA at 21.8 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 44.5% of his field goal attempts while taking 19.1% of the team’s shots from the floor.
For the season, the Cavaliers offensive unit is ranked just 26th in scoring at 111.7 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Cavaliers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.5 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Cleveland offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 22nd ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Against the Spurs, the Cavaliers will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 5th ranked unit at 105.67 points per game.
On offense, Donovan Mitchell leads the Cavaliers in scoring at 26.9 points per game, placing him 13th in the NBA. Overall, Mitchell has hit 47.6% of his shots while accounting for 23.2% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 9th in points allowed to shooting guards. At 21.8 points per game, Darius Garland is the 2nd leading scorer for the Cavaliers. For the season, he is 70th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 46.2%.
Spurs vs Cavaliers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Cavaliers -14.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 225.0