Game Time: 10:00 pm ET, Saturday, October 30, 2021
Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
Where to Watch: BSAZ
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Cavaliers +10, Suns -10; Over/Under: 216 points
Bet365: Point Spread: Cavaliers +10, Suns -10; Over/Under: 216 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Cavaliers +10, Suns -10; Over/Under: 216 points
Cleveland Cavaliers: 3-2 (3rd place, Central Division)
Phoenix Suns: 1-3 (4th place, Pacific Division)
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Phoenix Suns Preview and Analysis
Cleveland Cavaliers: 3-2 last 5
Phoenix Suns: 1-3 last 4
Cleveland Cavaliers Analysis
The Cavaliers are coming into this game with a 3-2 record overall to start their season off and they are 2-1 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. After losing their first 2 games of the season, the Cavs have won their last 3 games straight coming into this one. In that span they beat the Atlanta Hawks, the Denver Nuggets, and the LA Clippers in their last game. They got out to an early lead in the first quarter of that game against the Clippers and then they pretty much dominated them from there running away with the game. Collin Sexton led the team in points with 26 while Darius Garlund was next with 16 points but this offense was pretty much carried by Sexton in that game. Garlund led the team in assists in that game with 6 while Evan Mobley and Kevin Love off the bench both led the team in rebounds with 10 each. Their offense is averaging 105 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 103.2 PPG against them. The Cavs opened as a 7.5 point underdog in their last game with that line closing around 8.5 while the point total opened at 220 and closed around 219.5 points. The Cavs not only covered the spread in that game but they won it straight up on the moneyline as a +290 underdog while the game stayed under the total with 171 total points.
Phoenix Suns Analysis
The Suns are coming into this game with a 1-3 record overall to start their season off and they are 0-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. After winning their first game of the season, they have lost their last 2 games straight coming into this one. Their losses came against the Portland Trail Blazers and the Sacramento Kings in that span. They lost to the Kings 110-107 in a close game that they led for the entire first half but they blew that lead after halftime allowing the Kings to make a comeback and win the game in the second half. Devin Booker went off in that game leading his team with 31 points while Deandre Ayton was next on the team with 21 points. Booker along with Chris Paul both led the team in assists in that game with 8 each while Ayton led the team in rebounds with 21. Their offense is averaging 106.3 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 114.8 PPG against them. The Suns opened their last game as an 8.5 point favorite with that line closing around 8 points while the point total opened at 228 points and closed around 224.5 points. The Suns not only did not cover the spread in that game but they lost it straight up on the moneyline cashing the +280 for the Kings while the game stayed under the total with 217 total points.
Cavaliers vs Suns Prediction
The Suns are coming into this game as a 10 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Cavs will be playing this game in the 2nd leg of a back-to-back for them and will be tired from all of the travelling that they have done. The Suns have not played since Wednesday and will be rested and very prepared for this game. They have just 1 win in 4 games this season and will be looking to bounce back from their loss the other night. The best bet to place in this game is on the Suns to cover the spread as they will come for a blowout in this game trying to get right again.
Cavaliers Suns Prediction: Our NBA Pick for Saturday, October 30, 2021 (10:00 pm ET start time) is Suns 127 Cavs 111.
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NBA Betting Trends
Cleveland Cavaliers: 312-335 ATS as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 1011-1073 ATS in all games. 116-149 ATS when the total is 210 to 219.5. 519-572 ATS as an underdog. 342-382 ATS as a road underdog. 498-541 ATS in road games.
Phoenix Suns: 320-311 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 1040-1014 ATS in all games. 540-523 ATS as a favorite. 349-337 ATS in the first half of the season.
Cleveland Cavaliers: I. Okoro (SF) Ques Sat - Hamstring injury. K. Pangos (PG) Ques Sat - Personal.
Phoenix Suns: D. Saric (SF) Ques Sat - Knee injury. C. Payne (PG) Out indefinitely - Hamstring injury.
"We left a little on the table offensively, but you can't knock what these guys are doing on the floor defensively now. Our guys are sacrificing whatever the moment is to go win the basketball game. - J.B. Bickerstaff on his team’s performance in their win over the Clippers.
"You saw us play desperate. We have to find a way to generate that for 48 minutes. We have to get back being the hunter instead of being hunted. We are stepping up to the challenge but not for 48 minutes." - Jae Crowder on the way they played in their loss to the Kings.
PG Darius Garland
SG Collin Sexton
SF Lauri Markkanen
PF Evan Mobley
C Jarrett Allen
PG Chris Paul
SG Devin Booker
SF Mikal Bridges
PF Jae Crowder
C Deandre Ayton
PPG: C. Sexton (20.4)
APG: D. Garland (8.3)
Reb/G: J. Allen (9.2)
PPG: D. Booker (21.5)
APG: C. Paul (10.8)
Reb/G: D. Ayton (11.3)
Cleveland Cavaliers: J.B. Bickerstaff (3rd season)
Phoenix Suns: Monty Williams (3rd season)