Cleveland Cavaliers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 4 (1/4): NBA

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 4 (1/4): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Suns money line +175
Suns spread +5 (-110)
Cavaliers money line -210
Cavaliers spread -5 (-110)
Over / under 221.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Phoenix Suns Cleveland Cavaliers
Record 20-18 24-14
Road / home record 6-13 17-4
Streak L3 W2
Points per game 115.00 111.00
Points allowed per game 111.33 106.67
Rebounds per game 43.00 42.00
Rebounds allowed per game 42.67 39.33
Over / under record 18-19-1 18-20
 

Preview

The Phoenix Suns continue on the road and will now visit the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Wednesday night. These teams faced each other twice last season and the Suns won both games.  

 

Phoenix Suns

The Suns have lost 6 of their last 7 games and are 6-13 on the road so far this season with a 20-18 record overall ranking third in the Pacific Division. Phoenix averages 114.2 points and has outscored opponents by 2.5 points per game.

Devin Booker is shooting 47.7% and averaging 27.1 points for the Suns. Deandre Ayton is averaging 17.4 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

In their last 10 games, the Suns are 4-6, averaging 110.8 points, 41.9 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.9 points..

Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavaliers get here with an 24-14 record and are 17-4 at home this season ranking 2nd in the Central Division. Cleveland ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.7% from deep.

 Darius Garland is averaging 21.4 points and 7.8 assists for the Cavaliers. Mitchell is averaging 25.8 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting 48.1% over the past 10 games for Cleveland.

In their last 10 games the Cavaliers are 7-3, averaging 115.7 points, 41.8 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 6.4 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 50.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.0 points per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Phoenix are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against Cleveland.

Phoenix are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Cleveland.

Phoenix are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games on the road.

Phoenix are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games.

Cleveland are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games against Phoenix.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Cavaliers are hot right now and they are coming from a huge comeback against the Bulls with an insane performance from Donovan Mitchell who scored 71 points in the game. They have one of the best records at home with a 17-4 record and are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Suns have been struggling lately as they are dealing with some key players injured. They are also been bad on the road this season as they have lost 13 of the 19 games away from home. The Cavs get here in better shape so they should win this game without a problem.

PICK: Cavaliers -5 (-110)

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