Although they have slipped some the San Antonio Spurs remain one of the most respected organizations in sports. Championships of recent past enhance their street cred. Defense remains a San Antonio NBA Betting online asset. Scoring depth remains the key issue for the Spurs. On the other hand, the Cleveland Cavaliers have opposite issues. Few NBA teams score like the Cavaliers. Conversely few NBA clubs are as bad on defense as Cleveland. However, a recent roster remake could potentially improve the Cavs predicament. Most of all Cleveland has flooded gamblers with red ink at home.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Date and Time: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG: (Click here to see the Lines)
Spurs vs. Cavaliers TV Coverage: ABC
Heading into the weekend San Antonio was a profitable NBA Betting online commodity. Overall the Spurs are 35-24 straight up and 30-27-2 vs. the line. Defensively they are the top ranked team in the NBA. Offsetting that championship defense is an offense that ranks 27th in the Association. LaMarcus Aldridge leads the team with 22.4 points per game. Much as Aldridge dominates he gets little help. Scoring depth is the weakness of coach Gregg Popovich’s team. Hence a playoff run to the NBA Finals remains a pipe dream.
Milwaukee has been surging towards Cleveland’s lead in the Central Division. A sugar rush followed the Cavs trade spree however. Cleveland won and covered four straight games after the roster revamp. Concerns remain about home betting value for LeBron James and crew. In 27 home games at Quicken Loans Arena the Cavaliers paid out just six times. Many factors play into this lack of profits. None more so than betting public adulation. Few teams in sports bring the notoriety of James and two Finals bids. Much like Tom Brady and the Patriots in the NFL public money flows towards Cleveland.
Series wise San Antonio has covered the sportsbook line in six out of their last nine against the Cavs. Over the total has hit in three of the last four in this series. Additionally, the Spurs have shown their best value at Cleveland. In their last eight visits to Quicken Loans Arena San Antonio paid out six times. Five out of the last seven in this series at Cleveland have cleared the total. Championship defense is the one betting asset a visiting team offers against King James and crew. Shootouts are not the Spurs style. Hence a matchup plus.
Matchup to Watch
Decline is undeniable when evaluating the Spurs. Not that San Antonio is bad. It’s just that they are no longer of championship caliber. Defense is where the Spurs have a strong NBA Betting Online edge in this matchup. As the old adage goes Defense “travels” well. Red ink has drowned many Cleveland backers at Quicken Loans Arena. And San Antonio has proven betting value at that venue. Whether or not the recent Cleveland high can be sustained is also in doubt.
Spurs vs. Cavaliers NBA games Betting Odds Picks
Veteran teams like the Spurs are not intimidated by anything. Feeding off high profile games is what they do. As a result, San Antonio is the pick.
NBA Betting Online Pick: San Antonio Spurs
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Spurs 105, Cavaliers 103
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