Cleveland Cavaliers at Utah Basketball Betting

January 8th, 2024 Live NBA Betting Lines

Basketball betting should be exciting on Thursday night as the Utah Jazz host the Cleveland Cavaliers in a TNT televised contest. The Jazz are normally tough at home so LeBron James and the Cavaliers should get a serious test.  It is the fourth game of a five-game road trip for the Cavaliers but the good news for Cleveland is that they have owned the Jazz in this NBA betting series.

Basketball betting has seen the Cavaliers win eight of the last ten against the Jazz. The Cavaliers are even better against the NBA betting odds as they are 9-1 against the spread in those games. The Cavaliers beat the Jazz earlier this season in Cleveland 107-103 but it was the only instance in the last ten meetings where they didn’t cover the basketball betting pointspread against Utah. Last year the Cavaliers won 102-97 at Utah. In the last four games at Utah, the teams have split outright but Cleveland has covered the NBA betting odds each time.  The last three times the teams have met in Utah the games have been decided by an average of 2.6 points per game in basketball betting.

The last three meetings between the two teams have gone over the basketball betting total. In the basketball betting contest earlier this season the Cavaliers had three players that scored 20 or more points as LeBron James had 21 points, J.J. Hickson had 20 points while Mo Williams had 21. Carlos Boozer had a double-double with a game-high 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Jazz. Deron Williams did not play in that earlier meeting.

Cleveland is 14-9 on the road this season versus the basketball betting pointspread. They are 2-1 straight up on this five-game trip but just 1-2 against the NBA betting line.  They lost at Denver but won against Portland and Golden State.  Cleveland is 4th in the league on defense and 12th in the league on offense this basketball betting season.

Utah is 13-7 at home this season in basketball betting. The Jazz are coming off a 118-89 destruction of Miami on Monday in basketball betting and in their last two home games the Jazz have won by an average of 26.5 points per game.  Utah is 15th in the league in scoring as basketball betting stats showed and they have moved up to 9th in the league in fewest points allowed.


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