Shorthanded Spurs Take on Cavaliers on ABC
Gasol Breaks Hand in Warmups Thursday
The San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers will battle at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday. The game is being televised on ABC in primetime. Tip is a little bit after 8 pm EST.
Pau Gasol broke his hand during warm-ups before Thursday’s game against the Denver Nuggets. San Antonio has not given a timeline on Gasol’s return, but it can’t come soon enough. It’s a huge blow to a team that enters Saturday at 33-9. That is the second-best record in the NBA. Gasol is a six-time All-Star. He is averaging 11.7 points and 7.9 rebounds in his first season in San Antonio.
Oddsmakers have the Cavaliers as 2.5 point favorites and the total is sitting at 212.
Cleveland won its last outing, a 118-103 result against the Phoenix Suns on January 19. The Cavaliers covered in that game as a -11.5-point favorite. The 221 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kevin Love missed Thursday’s win with a sore back and remains questionable for Saturday. James Jones scored 14 points in place of Love. Then you have Iman Shumpert, who is averaging 16 points and shooting 61 percent from 3-point range in three games since moving into the starting lineup. Newly acquired Kyle Korver continues to get more comfortable in his role with the Cavs’ as well.
San Antonio was a 118-104 winner in its last match at home against the Denver Nuggets. They covered the -13-point spread as favorites. The total score of 222 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Spurs are second in the league in points allowed at 98.5 ppg. The Spurs are one of only three teams in the league allowing fewer than 100 points per game.
Betting Odds Trends
|San Antonio Spurs|
|San Antonio is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games|
|San Antonio is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 5 games|
|San Antonio is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 5 games on the road|
|San Antonio is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Cleveland|
|The total has gone OVER in 10 of San Antonio’s last 13 games when playing Cleveland|
|San Antonio is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland|
|San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland|
|Cleveland is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games|
|Cleveland is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games|
|Cleveland is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games at home|
|Cleveland is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games at home|
|Cleveland is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing San Antonio|
|The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cleveland’s last 13 games when playing San Antonio|
|Cleveland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against San Antonio|
|Cleveland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Antonio|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games when playing at home against San Antonio|
San Antonio at Brooklyn Monday, January 23
Cleveland at New Orleans Monday, January 23
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