The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently in a strong position in the Eastern Conference playoff race, with only one team within three games of them on either side for the fourth seed. On the other hand, the Brooklyn Nets are currently in the sixth and final guaranteed playoff spot, but they are only one game ahead of the Miami Heat. Neither team wants to fall from their spot, and with only a few weeks left in the season, it is crucial not to drop any games. The two teams will face each other at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Barclays Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have the highest net rating in the NBA, which is largely due to their top defensive rating this season. They have allowed the fewest points and three-point attempts per game, and their defense frustrates most opposing offenses. On the offensive end, the Cavs are ninth in offensive rating, with the sixth-best field goal percentage in the league. They also protect the ball well, with a low turnover rate.
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Although the Cavs have struggled on the road this season, winning only 16 of their 36 games, they have managed to win three out of four games in the absence of Jarrett Allen, who is questionable for the upcoming game against the Nets.
The Brooklyn Nets have had a tough time lately, losing their last three games and struggling to score points efficiently. They need to start winning games if they want to secure an automatic playoff spot. Defensively, the Nets hold opponents to a low shooting percentage at the rim and have the highest block rate in the league. However, they have the second-lowest offensive rebounding rate, which puts pressure on their ability to score efficiently.
Overall, both teams are looking to secure their playoff position and will be fighting hard to come out with a win in their upcoming game.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets Game Information
- Date: 03/21/2023
- Time: 07:40 PM ET
- Location: Barclays Center.
- How to Watch Cavaliers vs Nets: NBC Sports Boston
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Cavaliers vs Nets Betting Lines
Nets are +130 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $130. On the other side, Cavaliers are –150 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $66.67.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Nets at a 43.48% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Cavaliers have 60% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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