Upcoming Free Picks

Phoenix Suns vs. Cleveland Cavaliers,
01/08/17 - Expert Prediction

This is a past game! View all upcoming NBA games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#511 Cleveland
Cavaliers
#512 Phoenix
Suns

Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 8:35pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

Cleveland Cavaliers

-

-
ATS
-
O/U
0
PPG
0
OPPG

Phoenix Suns

-

-
ATS
-
O/U
0
PPG
0
OPPG

Betting Trends

All NBA

No betting trends available for this game. Click here to see all available for NBA.

Cleveland Cavaliers (27-8; 16-17-2 ATS; 18-17 O/U) vs. Phoenix Suns (12-25; 18-18-1 ATS; 23-14 O/U)

NBA: Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 8:30pm EST

Line: Cleveland -10

Total: 222

The Phoenix Suns will host the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday night from the Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Cavaliers defeated the Nets by a 116-108 score on Friday night, and the Suns are coming off a 102-95 road win over the Mavericks. Cleveland won both meetings last season.

Cavs Beat Brooklyn in Irving’s Return

The Cleveland Cavaliers were not at their best but were still able to beat Brooklyn by a 116-108 score on Friday evening. The Cavs shot 43% from the field and made only 9 of 33 shots from beyond the arc in the win. Lebron James led the way offensively with 36 points on 14 for 20 shooting, and came one rebound away from a double-double. The three-time NBA champion is having another marvellous season, averaging 26.1 points per game and has scored 30 or more points in three out of his last four games. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love both made their return to the lineup in the win. Irving got off to a slow start but recovered to finish with 32 points on the night. The 24-year old point guard is having another solid season, sitting second in team scoring with 24.2 points per game. The Cavs have just acquired Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks which will be a nice addition. Korver is a very good three-point shooter, and is averaging 9.5 points per game. Cleveland continues to play strong basketball, winning four out of their last five games and hold a nice three game lead over the Raptors atop the Eastern Conference.

Cleveland is now scoring 110.4 points per game, good for fourth in the NBA, and are shooting 45.6% as a team. The Cavaliers are now allowing an average of 103.2 points per game, placing them 11th overall.

Suns Aim for Fourth Consecutive Home Win

The Phoenix Suns used a big fourth quarter to defeat the Dallas Mavericks 102-95 on Thursday night. The Suns made 44.7% of their shots from the field, and dominated the boards, out-rebounding Dallas 60-36 in the win. Eric Bledsoe was tremendous, scoring 11 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and also collected seven assists. The 27-year old point guard was struggled prior to his 26 point effort and is now averaging a team-leading 20.1 points per game. Devin Booker was in a groove as well, going 9 for 16 from the field, collecting 22 points. The second year shooting guard has shown great progression from his solid rookie season, now averaging 19 points per game after scoring 13.8 points per game last season. The last place Suns have now won two in a row which matches their longest winning streak of the season, and have won three straight home games, putting then at 7-9 at home on the season.

Phoenix is now averaging 105.6 points per game, ranking them 13th in the NBA, and are shooting 44.3% as a team. The Suns have struggled defensively, conceding an average of 111.7 points per game, placing them down at 29th in the NBA.

Trends:

The Cleveland Cavaliers are:

  • 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games after scoring 100 or more points in their previous game.
  • road team is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings between these teams.

The Phoenix Suns are:

  • 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring 100 or more points in their previous game.
  • 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 games playing on two days of rest.
  • 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.

I am siding with the Cavaliers in this one. The Suns weak defense is gonna have big trouble holding down the Cleveland offense. The Suns defense has really struggled against the stronger teams this season especially when defending the three, and the Cavs are shooting 39% from beyond the arc, ranking them third in the NBA. The Suns offense has not been as productive as of late, averaging only 97 points per game over their last six games, so I would not be confident taking them with this spread.

Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -10

Adam Rauzino

Adam has been a sports fanatic his entire life, closely following hockey, baseball, basketball and football. Adam enjoys analyzing various stats, as well as studying Sabermetrics and analytics to take his picks to a whole new level. Adam has a passion for writing about about various sports as well as personal finance. He graduated with a diploma in business marketing and business finance.

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Saturday, Feb 16
NCAAB
#601 Oklahoma 142.5
#602 TCU -5.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#613 Southern Illinois 137
#614 Indiana State -1
12:00pm
View Pick
#617 Auburn -9.5
#618 Vanderbilt 148
12:00pm
View Pick
#603 Maryland 127
#604 Michigan -6
12:00pm
View Pick
#609 Clemson 132.5
#610 Louisville -6
12:00pm
View Pick
#605 North Carolina
#606 Wake Forest
12:00pm
View Pick
#607 George Washington 137.5
#608 Duquesne -8.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#619 Detroit 163
#620 Wisconsin-Green Bay -4.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#621 Oklahoma State 134
#622 Texas -12
1:00pm
View Pick
#623 Texas A&M 146.5
#624 South Carolina -4
1:00pm
View Pick
#639 Xavier 134
#640 Providence -5.5
2:00pm
View Pick
#651 Florida 133
#652 Alabama -3
2:00pm
View Pick
#649 Rice 147.5
#650 FAU -7
2:00pm
View Pick
#647 Middle Tennessee State 153.5
#648 Marshall -7.5
2:00pm
View Pick
#645 Miami - OH -5.5
#646 Western Michigan 142
2:00pm
View Pick
#643 North Texas -2.5
#644 FIU 150.5
2:00pm
View Pick
#641 Fordham 132
#642 Rhode Island -10
2:00pm
View Pick
#635 Indiana 135
#636 Minnesota -3
2:00pm
View Pick
#633 Coastal Carolina -1
#634 Appalachian State 155
2:00pm
View Pick
#631 Notre Dame
#632 Virginia
2:00pm
View Pick
#629 Baylor 125.5
#630 Texas Tech -6.5
2:00pm
View Pick
#627 Drexel 142
#628 Towson -1
2:00pm
View Pick
#625 Akron 131.5
#626 Ball State -3.5
2:00pm
View Pick
#637 Florida State -6
#638 Georgia Tech 131.5
2:00pm
View Pick
#655 UAB 135
#656 Western Kentucky -7.5
3:00pm
View Pick
#657 UTSA 145
#658 Louisiana Tech -4
3:00pm
View Pick
#659 Valaparaiso 135
#660 Drake -5
3:00pm
View Pick
#661 UTEP 129
#662 Southern Miss -10.5
3:00pm
View Pick
#663 Missouri 137.5
#664 Ole Miss -8.5
3:30pm
View Pick
#673 Penn State 139
#674 Purdue -13
4:00pm
View Pick
#679 West Virginia
#680 Kansas
4:00pm
View Pick
#677 BYU -1
#678 Loyola Marymount 136
4:00pm
View Pick
#675 Texas State -1.5
#676 Arkansas - Little Rock 139
4:00pm
View Pick
#671 Utah State -9.5
#672 Air Force 137
4:00pm
View Pick
#667 Iowa State 129
#668 Kansas State -2.5
4:00pm
View Pick
#665 Northeastern 141
#666 Charleston -2.5
4:00pm
View Pick
#669 VCU 131
#670 Dayton -1.5
4:00pm
View Pick
#685 Virginia Tech -6
#686 Pittsburgh 131
4:30pm
View Pick
#699 Illinois - Chicago -1
#700 Youngstown State 148
6:00pm
View Pick
#701 Iowa -4
#702 Rutgers 149
6:00pm
View Pick
#697 Temple 148
#698 USF 148
6:00pm
View Pick
#695 Memphis 148
#696 UCF -5.5
6:00pm
View Pick
#611 NC State
#612 Duke
6:00pm
View Pick
#705 Hofstra -10
#706 UNCW 162
7:00pm
View Pick
#707 William & Mary -4
#708 Elon 143.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#717 IUPUI -4
#718 Cleveland State 149
7:00pm
View Pick
#719 Fresno State -3.5
#720 New Mexico 147
7:00pm
View Pick
#721 Boise State 138
#722 San Diego State -4
7:00pm
View Pick
#723 Oakland University -1
#724 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 145
7:00pm
View Pick
#737 Delaware 136
#738 James Madison -3
8:00pm
View Pick
#735 DePaul 144.5
#736 Butler -6.5
8:00pm
View Pick
#731 Tennessee 146
#732 Kentucky -2
8:00pm
View Pick
#733 Bradley 132
#734 Illinois State -4
8:00pm
View Pick
#727 Washington -8.5
#728 Washington State 145
8:00pm
View Pick
#729 USC -7
#730 California 150.5
8:00pm
View Pick
#739 Northwestern 127
#740 Nebraska -5.5
8:30pm
View Pick
#741 Mississippi St -1.5
#742 Arkansas 149
8:30pm
View Pick
#743 Pacific 131.5
#744 Santa Clara -1.5
9:00pm
View Pick
#755 Gonzaga
#756 San Diego
10:00pm
View Pick
#759 Nevada
#760 Wyoming
10:00pm
View Pick
#757 Arizona State 154
#758 Utah -1
10:00pm
View Pick
#749 UCSB 125
#750 Cal Irvine -6.5
10:00pm
View Pick
#753 San Francisco
#754 Portland
10:00pm
View Pick
#751 UCLA 150.5
#752 Stanford -2
10:00pm
View Pick
#747 Long Beach State 143
#748 UC Davis -6
10:00pm
View Pick
#745 Cal State Fullerton -2.5
#746 Cal State Northridge 151.5
10:00pm
View Pick
#761 Oregon 131
#762 Oregon State -1
10:30pm
View Pick
#763 Pepperdine 145.5
#764 St Marys -13
11:00pm
View Pick
#765 Cal Riverside
#766 Hawaii
11:55pm
View Pick
NHL
#13 Montreal 6
#14 Tampa Bay -210
7:05pm
View Pick
#15 Dallas 5.5
#16 Carolina -150
8:05pm
View Pick
#17 Columbus -120
#18 Chicago 6.5
8:35pm
View Pick
#21 Vancouver 6.5
#22 San Jose -245
10:05pm
View Pick