Basketball betting saw the Cleveland Cavaliers win their 12th straight game on Tuesday as they defeated the New Jersey Nets 104-97. Even though the Cavaliers won the game straight up they did not cover the NBA betting odds. Basketball betting has the Cavaliers with the longest winning streak in the NBA this season. The Utah Jazz are not far behind though as they are currently on a nine-game winning streak. The Cavaliers have not done much wrong lately. They are now 25-2 against teams below .500 this season. On their home court they are 23-3. Now before you get too excited about taking the Cavaliers in NBA betting you should remember that Cleveland is just 11-15 against the basketball betting point spread in those games.
Cleveland has outrebounded opponents in 19 of their last 21 games. They are 29-1 this season when scoring 100-plus points. Winning against New Jersey has been pretty easy for Cleveland as they have won the last seven against the Nets. New Jersey is now 1-27 on the road this season and they have lost 15 straight road games. They are not very good against the basketball betting odds on the road either as they are 10-17-1.
Cleveland was led on Tuesday by LeBron James who had 32 points. He currently leads the NBA in scoring at almost 30 points per game. The Cavaliers have the best record in the league at 42-11. “It’s impressive no matter what league you’re in, no matter who you’re playing against,” James said. “To have a 12-game winning streak against the best competition in the world is impressive. Hopefully we can continue that on Thursday.” It will be a big test for Cleveland in basketball betting on Thursday as they host the Orlando Magic. Cleveland has not done well against the Magic overall even though they did win earlier this season in NBA betting. Last year the Magic dispatched of the Cavaliers in six games to reach the NBA Finals.
Cleveland was a 16-point basketball betting favorite against the Nets and they never really had a chance to cover that big NBA betting number. New Jersey stayed in the game for the most part. Cleveland led 91-74 in the fourth quarter but then letdown to win by only seven. Basketball betting stats had Brook Lopez leading the Nets with 23 points. Devin Harris did not play due to injury.