The Brooklyn Nets will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at 3 p.m. ET Monday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Cleveland is 26-18 overall and 11-9 at home, while the Nets are 27-15 overall and 15-4 on the road. The Nets have won three straight games vs. Cleveland dating back to last season.
Cleveland is favored by three points in the latest Cavaliers vs. Nets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 221. Before entering any Nets vs. Cavaliers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Cavaliers vs. Nets spread: Cavaliers -3
- Cavaliers vs. Nets over-under: 221 points
What you need to know about the Cavaliers
Even if it wasn't a dominant performance, Cleveland beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-102 this past Saturday. It was another big night for Cleveland's point guard Darius Garland, who dropped a double-double on 27 points and 18 dimes along with five boards. Center Jarrett Allen double-doubled with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Cleveland has been one of the most surprising teams in the league this year and its success is due to its work on the defensive end of the court. The Cavs allow the second-fewest points per game and rank third in defensive efficiency. Rookie Evan Mobley has been a big factor in the team's success as he leads all first-year players in both rebounds per game and blocks per game.
What you need to know about the Nets
Meanwhile, Brooklyn had enough points to win and then some against the New Orleans Pelicans this past Saturday, taking its contest 120-105. Brooklyn's point guard James Harden did his thing and almost posted a triple-double on 27 points, 15 assists, and eight rebounds. But Kevin Durant hurt his knee just 12 minutes into the game and will be sidelined for the next four-to-six weeks.
Also on Brooklyn's injury report are Joe Harris (ankle), James Johnson (illness) and Paul Millsap (personal) who are all out for Monday, while Nicolas Claxton (hamstring) is questionable. The Nets are 2-4 against the spread in games in which Durant does not play. However, the team will have Kyrie Irving on the floor in Cleveland and he's averaged 17.7 points in his three road games this year.
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