Bet Jamaica NBA Preview — Portland Trail Blazers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

by Dirty on August 3, 2013

The fans at Quicken Loans Arena will be treated to a game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Cleveland Cavaliers when they take their seats on Thursday.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cavaliers listed as 9½-point favorites versus the Trail Blazers, while the game’s total is sitting at 185.

The Trail Blazers got out to a comfortable lead early on Wednesday, as they rode to a 95-85 win over the Pacers. That game’s 180 points went UNDER the game’s posted total of 203.

Brandon Roy led the way with 20 points, six rebounds and six assists. Steve Blake dished out eight assists in the victory.

LeBron James had 43 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, and four steals to lift the Cavaliers past the Magic 97-93 on Tuesday night.

Cleveland couldn’t cover as 6-point home favorites as the game played under the 190-point total posted by sportsbooks.

Current streak:
Portland has won 2 straight games.
Cleveland has won 6 straight games.

Team records:
Portland: 43-25 SU, 35-33 ATS
Cleveland: 54-13 SU, 41-26 ATS

Portland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
Portland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Portland is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Portland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Portland

Next up:
Portland at Milwaukee, Saturday, March 21
Cleveland home to Atlanta, Saturday, March 21

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