Basketball betting on Saturday includes a matchup in Cleveland between the Cavaliers and Charlotte Bobcats.
The Cavaliers are heavily favored in NBA betting and will be a popular choice in this game. Here is a look at some of the numbers for this game between Charlotte and Cleveland.
Basketball betting on Cleveland when they are at home has been very successful. The Cavaliers were simply fabulous versus the NBA betting number at home last season. The Bobcats are not a pushover though and on the road betting points they are worth a look. Last season they were 22-19 versus the basketball betting pointspread on the road.
It is a tough situation for both teams in basketball betting. The Bobcats were home last night versus the Knicks while the Cavaliers were at Minnesota last night. Back-to-back situations are never easy in the NBA but at least in this case there is no advantage since both teams played on Friday.
Charlotte has never won at Cleveland but they are 5-4 against the basketball betting pointspread. Last year they were blown out though by a score of 111-81 and 96-79 at Cleveland in NBA betting. Two years ago they covered the NBA betting pointspread in both games at Cleveland.
Last season the Bobcats struggled on offense but were decent on defense. The Bobcats were actually in the Top 10 in the league a year ago on defense. They simply couldn’t score enough points to win on a regular basis though but they did cover the basketball betting number more often than not. Last year the leading scorer for the Bobcats was Gerald Wallace who averaged 16.6 points per game as basketball betting statistics indicated.
Cleveland was the top team in the league last season on defense so this could be a low scoring basketball betting game. The Cavaliers were 13th in the league a year ago on offense as basketball betting stats showed and those numbers could improve with the addition of Shaquille O’Neal. How much their defense suffers is the question though as Shaq sometimes is not motivated to play defense and rebound. The Cavaliers are led by LeBron James and he is expected to have another super season for Cleveland in 2009-2010
Two of the last three meetings between the two teams in Cleveland have gone under the basketball betting total. With both teams having superb defenses, that could definitely happen again in this basketball betting contest.