Cleveland Cavaliers (29-16) vs. San Antonio Spurs (10-37)
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs 2/3/24 – On Saturday, when Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs collide, the stakes are high in this intriguing NBA matchup. With 29-16 Cavs outscoring 10-37 Spurs on record, fans and bettors alike should expect an exciting showdown that provides fans and bettors alike valuable cost-free NBA tips.
The Cavaliers have been outstanding this season. Their offensive prowess can be seen in their 114.1 scoring average with a 47.8% field goal percentage and 45.2 rebound per game average and 7.7 steals recorded; not only has this balanced attack been key in recent games – going 4-1 both outright and against the spread – it has also shown resilience when facing unfamiliar territory, holding its own at 11-8 against the spread road performance against spread opponents.
San Antonio Spurs have had a more challenging season. Yet despite some struggles, they have shown remarkable resilience when it comes to scoring, averaging 112.9 points per game on 46.2% field goal shooting and excelling with assists (29 per game), which shows their ability to create scoring opportunities. Their 10-37 defensive record indicates this weakness but recent form (1-3-2 against both spread and outright scores suggests they might finally be finding some rhythm albeit slowly.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs 2/3/24 Game Info
|Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 8:30 PM ET
|Frost Bank Center
|NBA League Pass
Donovan Mitchell (SG) vs. Victor Wembanyama (C)
Donovan Mitchell has played a team-high 35 games for the Cavaliers this season, starting in all 35 matchups and averaging 35.6 minutes per contest. He leads Cleveland with 27.7 points per game on strong 47.8% shooting from the field. Mitchell is also contributing 5.5 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.9 steals per game. His offensive repertoire allows him to score from all over the court. Mitchell does struggle with turnovers at times, coughing the ball up 2.8 times per game.
Victor Wembanyama has started all 41 games for the Spurs in his rookie campaign, seeing 28.6 minutes per game. The versatile big man is averaging 20.6 points, 10.1 rebounds and a whopping 3.1 blocks per contest. He is shooting an impressive 46.2% from the field but will need to improve upon his 34.6% three-point percentage. Wembanyama can impact the game on both ends with his rare combination of size and athleticism. He has been prone to foul trouble and turnovers however, averaging 3.4 giveaways and 2.3 personal fouls per outing.
This matchup pits Mitchell’s speed and scoring ability against Wembanyama’s towering height and defensive presence. Mitchell will look to attack the basket and facilitate for teammates if Wembanyama clogs the paint. For the Spurs, getting Wembanyama involved offensively while avoiding foul issues will be key. His ability to protect the rim could force Mitchell into tougher outside shots.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
The betting odds for this game are yet to be determined, but given the teams’ respective records and performance trends, the Cavaliers are likely to be favored. Bettors should keep an eye on the evolving odds as they will offer more insights into the expected flow of the game.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cavaliers enter this matchup with an impressive 4-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread (ATS) record over their last five contests. This hot streak has propelled them to a superb 29-16 season record. Cleveland has also fared well on the road, holding a quality 11-8 ATS record away from home. However, the OVER has hit in 10 of the Cavaliers’ 24 road games as they tend to play in higher-scoring affairs outside of Cleveland. With one of the NBA’s top offenses, the Cavaliers have seen the OVER cash in 16 of their 44 total games.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
Despite a dreadful 10-37 overall record, the Spurs have shown some betting value lately with a 2-3 straight up and 3-2 ATS mark over their previous five outings. San Antonio sports a 12-12 ATS record at the Frost Bank Center this season, indicative of their ability to play close home games despite the losing record. The OVER has hit in 15 of the 23 Spurs home contests, stemming from their struggles on defense. San Antonio allows the fourth-most points per game to opponents this year.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs 2/3/24 Betting Picks
Based on analysis, it appears that the Cavaliers hold an advantage in this matchup. Their overall performance–both offensively and defensively–gives them an edge against the Spurs; however, their ability to score efficiently could create surprises in this contest. Based on recent betting trends, however, the Cavaliers may be the safer pick; although prop bets that involve individual player performances could offer considerable upside.
Sports handicapping enthusiasts looking for an edge will likely see Cleveland as the clear favorite, while San Antonio could pose interesting over/under or spread betting options. As game time draws nearer, observers should monitor changes to team dynamics.
Free Pick and Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers 120, San Antonio Spurs 108.