NBA Betting Finals Peek? Cavaliers Visit Spurs

NBA Betting Finals Peek? Cavaliers Visit Spurs

Written by on March 11, 2015

There are teams that know how to win championships, while others seem too always be on the outside looking in. In recent years, the San Antonio Spurs have racked up championships, while the Cleveland Cavalier have looked on in envy. With LeBron James back in the fold, the Cavs believe that they can rewrite the script and bring an NBA Championship to Cleveland. NBA betting fans take note:

NBA Betting Finals Peek? Cavaliers Visit Spurs

Time: Thursday, 9:30 p.m. ET Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio National TV: TNT Opening line: Even  
 

NBA Betting Analysis and Game Preview

The belief level in Cleveland was high before the season started. Fans believed that the trio of James, Love, and Irving would simply roll over anyone in their path, but they quickly found that it takes time for a new team to gel. That coming together finally happened in the middle of January, and the Cavs have been pretty tough to beat from that day forward. They have gone from being out of the playoff picture to 2nd in the Eastern Conference during that stretch. While catching the Atlanta Hawks looks like a lost cause at this point, the Cavaliers will be looking to keep their momentum going as they head into the final stretch of the season. The game against San Antonio on Thursday night will be the second game in a 4-game road swing. The Cavaliers routed the Dallas Mavericks 127-94 in the road trip opener. The defending champion San Antonio Spurs were expected to be among the best in the west again, but injuries throughout the season have slowed them down a little. They are now totally healthy, and the other teams in the Western Conference have been put on notice, as the Spurs are now on a 6-game win streak that has lifted them up to 6th in the conference standings. Four of those wins have come during the 6-game home stand that the Spurs are currently on. While they may have struggled at certain points in the season, they have been dominant on their home court, going 24-7 to this point in the season. It’s pretty safe to assume, given the way the Spurs are playing right now, that this is a team that no-one wants to face come playoff time.

Key Betting Trends

Cleveland is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games Cleveland is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland’s last 9 games San Antonio is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games San Antonio is 6-12-1 ATS in its last 19 games San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 6 games

Consider This Before Placing Your Bet

These two teams met up early in the season, and it was the Spurs who rolled into Cleveland and came away with a 92-90 win. I think this one will be just as tight, and I like the Spurs to continue their current hot streak. This is a team that has made hay at home all season, and I believe they will continue to do so for the remainder of the season.