Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/18/2014
Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland
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The Brooklyn Nets, who have won three out of their last four road games, will be going up against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. In their first game against each other this season, the Cavs were able to easily beat the Nets 110-88 in Brooklyn.
The Nets lost their second consecutive game on Wednesday night when the Toronto Raptors blew them out 105-89. They could only force nine turnovers in that loss and they allowed the Raptors to shoot 51.3 percent from the field.
Through their first 24 games, the Nets have only been able to average 95.9 points per game against their opponents. Center Brook Lopez has a team-high 17.6 PER right now by averaging 16.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.
On Wednesday night, the Cavs played one of their worst all-around games when the Atlanta Hawks were able to blow them out 127-98 in Cleveland. Their poor defense was the main culprit in that loss, allowing the Hawks to make 64.5 percent of their shots.
The Cavs are currently one of the better scoring teams in the NBA, but they are in the bottom half of the league in rebounding. Power forward Kevin Love is having a solid first year in Cleveland by averaging 17.6 points and a team-best 10.5 rebounds per game while only turning the ball over 1.8 times per game.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
Brooklyn Nets are 10-14-0 Against the Spread
Brooklyn Nets are 8-16-0 against the Over/Under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
Cleveland Cavaliers are 9-15-0 Against the Spread
Cleveland Cavaliers are 10-13-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/18/14 G Sergey Karasev Side "?" Friday vs. Cleveland
12/07/14 C Brook Lopez Back out indefinitely
12/18/14 F Mike Miller Concussion probable Friday vs. Brooklyn
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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