The Nets have been shaky in recent games, failing to win two consecutive games in the last three weeks. They secured three victories in 10games and are coming off a 15-point victory against the Pelicans. It is the first of four straight road games for the No. 2 seed team in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, the hosts look good with four successive victories in five contests. Monday afternoon’s game gives the hosts another chance to prove themselves as playoff contenders and a step closer to the No. 5 Eastern Conference spot.
NitroBetting shares a full preview of the upcoming Nets vs. Cavaliers game below, including team and player stats, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and predictions.
Nets vs. Cavaliers Game Information
- When: Monday, January 17, 2022, 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: Sports Radio 66 (Nets) / WMMS 100.7 FM (Cavaliers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Nets (+3) / Cavaliers (-3)
Why Bet on the Brooklyn Nets?
The Nets average 111.7 points (fourth) on 47.1% shooting (fourth). Head coach Steve Nash has one of the best shooters at his disposal, making them a huge scoring threat to the Cavs. As a team, they are hitting 54.0% (seventh) of their shots from mid and short-range and 35.0% from beyond the arc (16th). On top of that, they capitalize on foul shots with the best free-throw shooting percentage in the league at 82.4%.
Defensively, the Nets put up solid rebounding and rim protection. The side collects 35.8 defensive rebounds (fifth) and 5.7 blocks (sixth) per game. Although this does not reflect their average opponents per game at 109.1 (18th), they have a consistent defense that limits teams’ shooting to a minimum. It’s going to be tough for the Cavs to penetrate this one. The Brooklyn Nets restrict opponents to 51.2% two-point shooting (seventh) and 32.5% three-point shooting (first).
There’s no timetable for Kevin Durant’s return. This leaves James Harden and Kyrie Irving in charge, while DeAndre’ Bembry fills in KD’s spot.
Why Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers?
It’s no question that the Cavs’ performance advanced recently. This is apparent in their defensive numbers, where they hold opponents to 102.4 points (second) on 44.0% shooting (sixth) per game. They also begin to do well from the rebounding perspective where they collect 35.2 defensive boards (ninth) per game. Additionally, the Cavs limit opponent two-point shooting to 50.2% (second) and 33.9% three-point shooting (ninth). They also average a 50.5% (fifth) opponent effective field goal percentage.
On the offensive end, the Cavs average 107.5 (19th) points per game on a solid 46.5% shooting (eighth). The squad does particularly well from the shorter range, hitting 54.1% of their two-point shots (sixth). The Cavaliers document an overall 53.5% effective field goal percentage (eighth).
The Cavs have a healthy lineup that will rely on Darius Garland for their scoring needs. Jarrett Allen gives him some much-needed support, while Kevin Love adds more depth to the squad. Starting forward Evan Mobley is also a staple name in their lineup as he averages 15.0 points and a team-high 1.72 blocks per game.
Nets vs. Cavaliers Betting Trends
- The Nets are 8-2 in their last ten regular-season road games (8-2 ATS).
- The Nets are 3-2 in their last five regular-season road games against the Cavaliers (6-4 ATS).
- The totals went under in two of the Nets’ last six regular-season road games against the Cavaliers.
- The Cavaliers are 8-2 in their last ten regular-season games at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (7-3 ATS).
- The Cavaliers are 6-4 in their last ten regular-season home games against the Nets (4-6 ATS).
- The totals went over in four of the Cavaliers’ last five regular-season home games against the Nets.
Nets vs. Cavaliers Expert Betting Prediction
The Nets haven’t been in the most impressive form lately. They haven’t been on point defensively, but are among the highest-scoring teams in the league at the moment. However, Kevin Durant’s injury is a major blow to the lineup. This leaves the bulk of the scoring load in James Harden’s hands. Nevertheless, we expect the Cavs to come in hot and give them a challenge with home-court advantage on their end. Cleveland is also in better form this recent week, giving the side momentum as they face one of the Championship contenders this season. Ultimately, this Nets vs. Cavaliers game might be closer than many expect it to be.
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