Cavaliers vs Thunder Predictions
21 February 2021
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Cleveland Cavaliers will face off in an inter-conference battle that is sure to bring the electricity. With these two teams in seperate conferences, they face off just twice per season. This will often lead to some entertaining basketball as they don’t know the other team all that well.
Both the Thunder and Cavaliers are in similar franchise spots as both are knee-deep in rebuild mode. We are here to provide you with Thunder vs Cavaliers against the spread NBA picks for every angle. Let’s dive into how this game will go down and who will end up covering the spread.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Pick
This game will take place at 7:00 PM ET in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Why bet the Cleveland Cavaliers:
✅ Neither of these teams are playing well, losing a combined seven in a row. These are two of the worst teams in the league, so we are truly sifting through garbage when comparing the overall stats of these teams. Both rank in the bottom-10 in FG%, 3PT%, and FT%. With that being said, the Cavaliers play a lot better at home, covering 61% of their games.
✅ The Cavaliers will have a huge advantage in the paint here. With Andre Drummond and Jarrett Allen available, the Thunder will have their absolute hands full in the paint. Al Horford is a solid big man, but he can no longer handle these types of guys. Expect Allen and Drummond to have big nights.
✅ Collin Sexton is back healthy and he looked strong towards the end of last game. He has the ability to change the game on his own and he will be matched up with Shai-Gilgeous Alexander. The Cavaliers also have Darius Garland back at PG, who is a guy that plays a ton of minutes and is strong defensively.
✅ Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite.
✅ Thunder are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
The Pick: Cavaliers +3.5
General Info about Cleveland Cavaliers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
The Cavaliers play in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The Thunder play their home games in Chesapeake Energy Arena.
You can watch this game nationally on NBA League Pass.
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Thunder vs Cavaliers Predictions
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Cleveland Cavaliers have faced off just over 110 times historically with the Thunder holding a comfortable all-time advantage. They’ve won close to 65% of their head-to-head matchups and it makes sense with one of the best players of all-time on the Cavs for a long time.
With that being said, those days are long gone and this is a game either team can win. Both the Thunder and Cavaliers are in rebuild mode and the spread on this game will be extremely close. It’s important to consider every factor when making Thunder vs Cavaliers predictions, and we are here to do that for you.
Check out the Thunder vs Cavaliers predictions above and below as we will highlight which side of this game you should be on. This will be a very competitive game and either team has the potential to take this home. This is sure to be a phenomenal game and you will want to profit while tuning in.
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Cavaliers vs Thunder Against the Spread Predictions
When making a Cavaliers vs Thunder bet against the spread, you must decide which team will win the game and by how many points. This can seem like a daunting task at first look, but that is what we are here for. This is the most popular way to wager on NBA games as you’re able to get even money on both sides of the bet.
For example, Let’s say the Oklahoma City Thunder are favored by 3.5 points over the Cleveland Cavaliers. In this case, a bet on the Thunder would call for a win by four or more points while a wager on the Cavaliers would require either a victory by any margin or a loss by three or fewer points.
The spread will continue to adjust as action comes in. Make sure to check out the Cavaliers vs Thunder against the spread predictions above as we will let you know which side of things to be on. This game is sure to be a competitive one from start to finish and you will want to profit while tuning in.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Cavaliers Over/Under Betting
Similarly to betting against the spread, this is another way to get even money on both sides of the bet. Betting the Thunder vs Cavaliers over/under refers to betting whether the two teams will combine for more or less than a certain amount of points. This is the second-most popular way to wager on NBA games.
Using the same hypothetical as above, let’s say the Thunder vs Cavaliers over/under is set to 223.5. A bet on the over would require 224 or more points scored while a wager on the under would ask for 223 or fewer points. It’s important to consider every factor when making this bet, though none are more important than the PACE.
The pace of play will tell you a lot about what to expect for this upcoming matchup. Both the Thunder and Cavaliers play at a middle of the road speed, so it’s fair to expect a game that’s neither fast, nor slow. Check out the Oklahoma City Thunder vs Cavaliers over/under betting predictions above.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Thunder Moneyline Predictions
Betting the Cavaliers vs Thunder moneyline comes down to simply picking which team will win the game outright. This removes any questions about the spread and over/under, giving you a much freer viewing experience. This is the way a lot of casual bettors like to go as everyone can root for a winner.
You will still pay that juice to the sportsbooks, however, in the form of betting the favorite. We will say the game reads like this for examples sake – Thunder (-170) vs Cavaliers (+170). A $170 bet on the Thunder would return $100 while a $100 bet on the Cavaliers would return $170. The Thunder are the favorites in this case.
This is a game that either team can win. Neither is much better than the other and it will come down to who’s young talent can step up to the plate. We have you covered with not only Cleveland Cavaliers vs Thunder moneyline predictions, but also a look at the spread and over/under.
Thunder vs Cavaliers Odds
Odds in the NBA seem to move around more than any other sport in the US and it’s not by accident. The majority of news in the NBA comes out the day of the game, opposed to many days before. It’s not rare to know whether a guy is playing or not just an hour before the game or less. This can and will cause panic between both sportsbooks and bettors, and it’s your job to react with quickness.
Shopping odds can make or break your night as it can be the difference between a winning and losing bet. Make sure to stay patient as there is a very strong chance that the odds will move one way or the other. Make sure to check out the Thunder vs Cavaliers odds above as we will let you know which side to be on.
Live Streaming Cavaliers vs Thunder
The United States doesn’t currently offer any live streaming options when it comes to the NBA and sportsbooks. With that being said, the landscape of sports betting in the US is under constant progress and it’s only a matter of time until things change. We will be the first ones to let you know, so don’t fret.
For now, you have a couple of different options when it comes to live streaming Cavaliers vs Thunder. The easiest of which is subscribing to the NBA League Pass, which will allow you to watch every NBA game across the league. You can also subscribe to a paid streaming site, which will give you access to more than just the NBA games.