Cavaliers vs. Jazz: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 2, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on April 2, 2024

A game featuring a struggling NBA team will see the Utah Jazz (29-46) face the Cleveland Cavaliers (45-30) at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 2, 2024. The Jazz have lost nine in a row and are 1-9 over their last 10 games. They enter this matchup as 9.5-point underdogs. The over/under for the matchup is 216.5 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Jazz Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Total
Cavaliers -9.5 216.5

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Injury Report as of April 2

Cavaliers: Ty Jerome: Out (Ankle), Ricky Rubio: Out (Personal), Craig Porter Jr.: Questionable (Illness), Dean Wade: Out (Knee), Isaac Okoro: Questionable (Toe)

Jazz: Jordan Clarkson: Out (Back), Otto Porter: Out (Not With Team), Lauri Markkanen: Out (Shoulder), John Collins: Out (Back), Kevin Knox: Out (Trade Pending)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Jazz (+9.5)
Total Pick Over (216.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Cavaliers vs. Jazz Stat Rankings

Cavaliers Avg. (Rank) Jazz Avg. (Rank)
112.6 (20th) Points Scored 116.2 (12th)
109.7 (6th) Points Allowed 120.6 (29th)
43.5 (17th) Rebounds 45.8 (4th)
9.8 (22nd) Off. Rebounds 12.3 (4th)
13.6 (7th) 3pt Made 13.0 (13th)
28.0 (8th) Assists 27.6 (10th)
12.7 (17th) Turnovers 14.9 (30th)

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Cavaliers Key Players

Donovan Mitchell 51 26.8 5.2 6.1 1.7 0.5 3.3
Darius Garland 51 18 2.6 6.5 1.2 0.1 2.3
Jarrett Allen 70 16.3 10.6 2.7 0.7 1.1 0
Evan Mobley 43 15.8 9.8 3.1 0.9 1.5 0.4
Caris LeVert 62 13.6 4 5.3 1.1 0.5 1.6

Jazz Key Players

Collin Sexton 75 18.8 2.6 4.9 0.8 0.2 1.7
Keyonte George 68 12.8 2.9 4.5 0.5 0.1 1.9
Talen Horton-Tucker 46 9.5 2.3 3.6 0.9 0.3 1.1
Walker Kessler 63 8.1 7.6 0.9 0.5 2.4 0.1
Taylor Hendricks 33 6.9 4.7 0.6 0.6 0.8 1.2

Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, the Cavaliers are 35-38-2 this season.
  • Against the spread as 9.5-point favorites or more, Cleveland is 4-7.
  • Out of 75 Cavaliers games so far this season, 36 have gone over the total.
  • In 44 games this season, Cleveland and its opponent have combined for more than 216.5 points.
  • The over/under in this matchup is 216.5 points, 5.8 fewer than the average total in this season’s Cavaliers contests.
  • The Jazz’s record against the spread is 38-37-0.
  • As a 9.5-point underdog or greater, Utah has two wins ATS (2-7).
  • There have been 40 Jazz games (out of 75) that hit the over this season.
  • So far this year, 68 Utah’s games have featured over 216.5 points scored.
  • The average total for Jazz games is 236.8 points, which is 20.3 more than this game’s over/under.

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