Cavaliers Visit Millsap, Nuggets

Denver Nuggets

Nuggets Face Struggling Cavs

The Denver Nuggets meet the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday at 10:30 PM ET on ESPN. The Nuggets just welcomed, arguably, their most important player back into the lineup.

The Cleveland Cavaliers looked like they had things figured out at the trade deadline. The remodeled Cavs have gone 2-4 SU and 1-5 ATS since the All-Star break. Tonight they’ve got a tough road game that starts a pivotal 6-game road trip.

Oddsmakers have the Nuggets as 3-points favorites. The total is set at 230.

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The Nuggets (35-29 SU, 29-32-3 ATS) already own one of the best home-court advantages in the NBA. Playing in the thin air at the Pepsi Center has always given the Nuggets a decided advantage on many nights. Now they’ve got PF Paul Millsap in uniform after a three-month absence following surgery on his left wrist.

Millsap was Denver’s key offseason acquisition in free agency. The Nuggets have won back-to-back games since he returned to the starting rotation.

That includes Saturday’s 126-117 victory over the Cavaliers (37-26 SU, 20-42-1 ATS). They were 5-point road dogs on the NBA betting lines. Cleveland didn’t have nearly the same offensive flow as the Nuggets. They served up 25 assists to Denver’s 35.

The quality of their bench has improved since the trade deadline. Depth will be an ongoing concern for the Cavs until PF Kevin Love (broken hand) returns from the injured list later this month.

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Cleveland37-2620-42-1110.06109.760.37-25-113-1731-30-215-16-216-14
Denver35-2929-32-3108.64107.700.9417-15-112-17-232-3216-1716-15
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
NameAssistsTurnoversRatio
CLE23.6213.621.73
DEN24.7014.721.68
Rebounding
NameOffenseDefenseTotal
CLE8.4333.7842.21
DEN11.1133.0044.11
ShootingPercentage
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
CLE47.4247.320.1
DEN46.8848.06-1.18
Team Records

Cleveland Cavaliers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall37-2622-1115-1520-42-17-25-113-17110.06109.760.30
Last 106-42-44-05-51-54-0112.80107.405.40
vs Div9-56-13-46-7-13-3-13-4113.21106.576.64
vs EAST27-1415-612-814-26-15-15-19-11110.37107.712.66
vs WEST10-127-53-76-162-104-6109.50113.59-4.09

Denver Nuggets

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall35-2924-911-2029-32-317-15-112-17-2108.64107.700.94
Last 106-42-24-24-61-33-3117.50117.200.30
vs Div6-65-11-57-4-14-1-13-3101.58102.00-0.42
vs EAST13-87-46-49-11-14-75-4-1112.76108.813.95
vs WEST22-2117-55-1620-21-213-8-17-13-1106.63107.16-0.53

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense110.065107.7021
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense109.136105.3917
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed42.331839.792
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense108.648109.7626
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense111.216108.3718
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed44.97844.5021

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Cleveland6-45-4-15-4-1109.7055.6045.6442.20104/2817.30
Denver4-64-5-15-4-1105.4057.5048.0744.0093/2467.50

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Mar 3, 2018DEN126CLE117-4.5DEN228.5ODENCLEDEN736254.752.3354119/359/2445
Mar 22, 2017CLE113DEN1262DEN228ODENDENCLE597350.653.1384415/3711/2647
Feb 11, 2017DEN109CLE125-12CLE232OCLEPushCLE555940.254.8454512/3715/3089
Mar 21, 2016DEN91CLE124-11.5CLE212OCLECLECLE485639.555.835438/2215/311010
Dec 29, 2015CLE93DEN876Push195UCLEDENDEN534244.241.644524/225/24128
Nov 17, 2014DEN106CLE97-11.5DEN218.5UDENCLEDEN535248.243394212/3110/29107
Nov 7, 2014CLE110DEN1016.5CLE211PCLEPushDEN584547.647.142426/2311/2955
Jan 17, 2014CLE117DEN109-7CLE211OCLECLEDEN685747.743.549415/1614/3786
Dec 4, 2013DEN88CLE983.5CLE201UCLECLEDEN525639.140.743586/235/1466
Feb 9, 2013DEN111CLE1036DEN215.5UDENDENCLE5852504446386/179/2099

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Cleveland Cavaliers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Mar 5, 2018DET112-90W-6220.5W/U48.8682.3512H
Mar 3, 2018DEN117-126L-4.5228.5L/O52.2776.199H
Mar 1, 2018PHI97-108L-3222L/U41.3869.579H
Feb 27, 2018BKN129-123W-10.5222L/O51.5562.9612H
Feb 25, 2018SAN94-110L-4.5213L/U41.7671.438H

Denver Nuggets

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Mar 6, 2018DAL107-118L-6.5216.5L/O41.3076.9211A
Mar 3, 2018CLE126-117W4.5228.5W/O54.6586.6719A
Mar 2, 2018MEM108-102W-9216.5L/U54.7984.626A
Feb 27, 2018LAC120-122L-5.5228.5L/O49.4380.0010H
Feb 25, 2018HOU114-119L4.5225L/O48.3566.6710H

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