The San Antonio Spurs are going to face the Cleveland Cavaliers and their shiny new toys this Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena in what should be a highly intriguing matchup between two title contenders. Read on for a preview of this showdown below.
Betting Preview for the San Antonio Spurs vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Regular Season Game on February 25 2018
Where: Quicken Loans Arena
When:Sunday, February 25 3:30PM EST
Line: San Antonio Spurs () vs Cleveland Cavaliers () – view current NBA betting lines
TV Broadcast: ABC
Betting on the San Antonio Spurs (35-24)
San Antonio win round one of its season series with the Cavaliers, as the Spurs defeated LeBron James and co. on Jan. 23, 114-102. LaMarcus Aldridge threw his weight around against the soft interior defense of Cleveland in that game, scoring 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting from the field. Although the Cavs made drastic changes in their lineup since the Spurs last played Cleveland, the absence of Kevin Love and an elite rim protector nor a wide-bodied banger could pave the way for another huge game from Aldridge, who is leading the Spurs with 22.4 points on 50.1 field goal shooting percentage. Apart from Aldridge going into hulk-mode, San Antonio is looking for its elite defense to show up against Cleveland. The Spurs are allowing the fewest points in the league, making opponents bleed for 98.5 points per game.
The Spurs are 3-0 SU and ATS in their last three games against the Cavs.
Betting on the Cleveland Cavaliers (34-22)
Fresh off winning an All-Star Game MVP award, LeBron James will look to continue this MVP-caliber campaign in the second half of this season. As of this writing, James is averaging 26.5 points on 54.4 percent shooting from the field, 8.1 rebounds, and 8.9 assists per game. Not many 33-year-old players could put up such numbers, but that’s also why he’s LeBron James. In the first meeting the Spurs, James stuffed the stat sheet with 28 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists to go with a pair of three-pointers. James is a constant figure for the Cavs, so there should be more focus on the other Cleveland pieces such as their new players in Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood, and George Hill. Clarkson is averaging 15.5 points for the Cavs since being acquired just before the trade deadline, while Hood and Hill are contributing 14.5 and 9.5 points, respectively.
The Cavs are 2-3 ATS in their last five home games against San Antonio.
Cleveland wins, 107-102.
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