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

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Cleveland 37-26 20-42-1 110.06 109.76 0.3 7-25-1 13-17 31-30-2 15-16-2 16-14
Denver 35-29 29-32-3 108.64 107.70 0.94 17-15-1 12-17-2 32-32 16-17 16-15
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
CLE 23.62 13.62 1.73
DEN 24.70 14.72 1.68
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
CLE 8.43 33.78 42.21
DEN 11.11 33.00 44.11
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
CLE 47.42 47.32 0.1
DEN 46.88 48.06 -1.18
Team Records

Cleveland Cavaliers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 37-26 22-11 15-15 20-42-1 7-25-1 13-17 110.06 109.76 0.30
Last 10 6-4 2-4 4-0 5-5 1-5 4-0 112.80 107.40 5.40
vs Div 9-5 6-1 3-4 6-7-1 3-3-1 3-4 113.21 106.57 6.64
vs EAST 27-14 15-6 12-8 14-26-1 5-15-1 9-11 110.37 107.71 2.66
vs WEST 10-12 7-5 3-7 6-16 2-10 4-6 109.50 113.59 -4.09

Denver Nuggets

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 35-29 24-9 11-20 29-32-3 17-15-1 12-17-2 108.64 107.70 0.94
Last 10 6-4 2-2 4-2 4-6 1-3 3-3 117.50 117.20 0.30
vs Div 6-6 5-1 1-5 7-4-1 4-1-1 3-3 101.58 102.00 -0.42
vs EAST 13-8 7-4 6-4 9-11-1 4-7 5-4-1 112.76 108.81 3.95
vs WEST 22-21 17-5 5-16 20-21-2 13-8-1 7-13-1 106.63 107.16 -0.53

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 110.06 5 107.70 21
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 109.13 6 105.39 17
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 42.33 18 39.79 2
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 108.64 8 109.76 26
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 111.21 6 108.37 18
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 44.97 8 44.50 21

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Cleveland 6-4 5-4-1 5-4-1 109.70 55.60 45.64 42.20 104/281 7.30
Denver 4-6 4-5-1 5-4-1 105.40 57.50 48.07 44.00 93/246 7.50

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Mar 3, 2018 DEN 126 CLE 117 -4.5 DEN 228.5 O DEN CLE DEN 73 62 54.7 52.3 35 41 19/35 9/24 4 5
Mar 22, 2017 CLE 113 DEN 126 2 DEN 228 O DEN DEN CLE 59 73 50.6 53.1 38 44 15/37 11/26 4 7
Feb 11, 2017 DEN 109 CLE 125 -12 CLE 232 O CLE Push CLE 55 59 40.2 54.8 45 45 12/37 15/30 8 9
Mar 21, 2016 DEN 91 CLE 124 -11.5 CLE 212 O CLE CLE CLE 48 56 39.5 55.8 35 43 8/22 15/31 10 10
Dec 29, 2015 CLE 93 DEN 87 6 Push 195 U CLE DEN DEN 53 42 44.2 41.6 44 52 4/22 5/24 12 8
Nov 17, 2014 DEN 106 CLE 97 -11.5 DEN 218.5 U DEN CLE DEN 53 52 48.2 43 39 42 12/31 10/29 10 7
Nov 7, 2014 CLE 110 DEN 101 6.5 CLE 211 P CLE Push DEN 58 45 47.6 47.1 42 42 6/23 11/29 5 5
Jan 17, 2014 CLE 117 DEN 109 -7 CLE 211 O CLE CLE DEN 68 57 47.7 43.5 49 41 5/16 14/37 8 6
Dec 4, 2013 DEN 88 CLE 98 3.5 CLE 201 U CLE CLE DEN 52 56 39.1 40.7 43 58 6/23 5/14 6 6
Feb 9, 2013 DEN 111 CLE 103 6 DEN 215.5 U DEN DEN CLE 58 52 50 44 46 38 6/17 9/20 9 9

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Cleveland Cavaliers

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 5, 2018 DET 112-90 W -6 220.5 W/U 48.86 82.35 12 H
Mar 3, 2018 DEN 117-126 L -4.5 228.5 L/O 52.27 76.19 9 H
Mar 1, 2018 PHI 97-108 L -3 222 L/U 41.38 69.57 9 H
Feb 27, 2018 BKN 129-123 W -10.5 222 L/O 51.55 62.96 12 H
Feb 25, 2018 SAN 94-110 L -4.5 213 L/U 41.76 71.43 8 H

Denver Nuggets

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 6, 2018 DAL 107-118 L -6.5 216.5 L/O 41.30 76.92 11 A
Mar 3, 2018 CLE 126-117 W 4.5 228.5 W/O 54.65 86.67 19 A
Mar 2, 2018 MEM 108-102 W -9 216.5 L/U 54.79 84.62 6 A
Feb 27, 2018 LAC 120-122 L -5.5 228.5 L/O 49.43 80.00 10 H
Feb 25, 2018 HOU 114-119 L 4.5 225 L/O 48.35 66.67 10 H

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