Can New-Look Cavaliers Upset the Thunder at the NBA Odds?

Can New-Look Cavaliers Upset the Thunder at the NBA Odds?

Written by on February 13, 2018

LeBron James and the ‘new-look’ Cleveland Cavaliers will look to pull off the upset at the NBA odds against Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder when they square off at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday night. Now, let’s find out which one of these teams offer the best betting value to extend their winning ways!

Cleveland at Oklahoma City NBA Odds & Expert Betting Pick

  • When: Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018, 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
  • TV: TNT
  • Radio: 1100 AM (Cleveland) / 930 AM (Oklahoma City)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -2 (Over/Under at 222 points)

Team Records

  • All: Cleveland Cavaliers 33-22 / Oklahoma City Thunder 32-25
  • Home: Cleveland Cavaliers 20-7 / Oklahoma City Thunder 20-9
  • Away: Cleveland Cavaliers 13-15 / Oklahoma City Thunder 12-16
  • ATS: Cleveland Cavaliers 13-37-1 / Oklahoma City Thunder 24-33
  • Over/Under: Cleveland Cavaliers 28-25-2 / Oklahoma City Thunder 25-32


Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Cleveland Cavaliers lead 6-4
  • Score: Cleveland Cavaliers 108.05 / Oklahoma City Thunder 106.60
  • Field Goal Percentage: Cleveland Cavaliers 45.40 / Oklahoma City Thunder 46.13
  • Rebounds: Cleveland Cavaliers 46.10 / Oklahoma City Thunder 42.30
  • 3 Point Shots: Cleveland Cavaliers 86-264 / Oklahoma City Thunder 103-269
  • Steals: Cleveland Cavaliers 8.10 / Oklahoma City Thunder 7.50

Why Consider Betting on Cleveland?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have won three straight and blew the Boston Celtics out of the water in their 121-99 road win on Sunday, thanks to their newly acquired players. “I like where we’re at right now, and we’ll just kind of go from there and see how it plays out,” head coach Tyron Lue told reporters Monday. LeBron James almost had a triple-double with 24 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists, new point guard Jordan Clarkson added 17 points, while JR Smith and Rodney Hood both added 15 points in the win. “I like what he brings,” Lue said. “Having Bron at the four… it’s a big disadvantage having him at the four because now you’ve got four guys that push it out on the break. I think that’s big.”

Team Statistics

  • Total Score: 110.00
  • Field Goal Percentage: 47.35
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.84
  • Free Throw Percentage: 79.21
  • Total Rebounds: 41.73
  • Total Score: 109.95
  • Field Goal Percentage: 47.53
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.82
  • Free Throw Percentage: 74.03
  • Total Rebounds: 44.27

Why Consider Betting on Oklahoma City?

Oklahoma City has won two of their last three games and come into this contest off a 110-92 smackdown over Memphis on Sunday. Paul George scored a team-high 33 points and dished out eight assists of 10 of 24 shooting from the field while Alex Abrines added 16 points and Patrick Patterson and Jerami Grant, 14 points apiece. Oklahoma City comes in as the favorite at the NBA Odds against Cleveland. Westbrook is expected back after missing two consecutive games with a sprained ankle. “Russ is just very good, a lot of energy,” Osman said. “So it’s going to be another big challenge for me.”

Team Statistics

  • Total Score: 106.25
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.33
  • Three-Point Percentage: 34.93
  • Free Throw Percentage: 70.73
  • Total Rebounds: 44.79
  • Total Score: 102.70
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.58
  • Three-Point Percentage: 35.68
  • Free Throw Percentage: 76.07
  • Total Rebounds: 41.42

Latest NBA Betting Trends

  • Cavaliers are 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games on the road
  • Cavaliers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Oklahoma City is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction

The Cavaliers looked fantastic on Sunday after their roster overhaul a few days earlier. LeBron James and company quite literally blasted the Boston Celtics off the court in their 121-99 rout to deliver a huge statement to the conference-leading Celtics. However, I’m thinking they’re going to have a much tougher way to go against Russell Westbrook and an Oklahoma City Thunder team that gets up for big games against elite opponents. The Cavaliers are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record. Conversely, Oklahoma City has gone 5-2 ATS in their last seven against the Eastern Conference teams. The Cavs are just 13-15 on the road this season and I don’t think they’ll have an answer for the unstoppable Russell Westbrook in this one, especially seeing as how Oklahoma City wants to get rid of the bad taste left in their mouths for the loss to the Lakers on Thursday night! Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers 102 – Oklahoma City Thunder 106