The Cleveland Cavaliers (18-32) visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (20-31) as 5.5-point favorites after Darius Garland put up 37 points in the Cavaliers’ 125-101 victory over the Spurs. The matchup airs on BSOK at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The matchup’s over/under is 213.5.
The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of April 8, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.
Cavaliers vs Thunder Betting Odds
Injury Report as of April 8
Jarrett Allen: Out (Concussion),
Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Illness),
Dylan Windler: Day To Day (Knee)
Luguentz Dort: Out (Concussion Protocol),
Isaiah Roby: Out (Concussion),
Josh Hall: Out (Concussion-like symptoms),
Darius Miller: Out (Groin),
Mike Muscala: Out (Ankle),
Darius Bazley: Out (Shoulder),
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Out (Foot)
|Spread Pick||Thunder (+5.5)|
|Total Pick||Over (213.5)|
|Prediction||Thunder 110, Cavaliers 107|
While FanDuel has the Cavaliers winning by 5.5, the model has the Thunder taking home the victory, with a considerable margin between the two spreads (9.1 points). Take the Thunder.
In this matchup, the model projects a total (216.7 points) slightly higher than the FanDuel over/under (213.5 points).
Cavaliers Key Players
|Larry Nance Jr.||29||10.1||7.1||3.1||1.8||0.6||1.2|
Cavaliers Player Props
- Collin Sexton’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 31.5, 0.5 higher than his season average of 31.0.
- Garland’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 26.5, 1.5 higher than his season average of 25.0.
- Garland’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.7 shots higher than his season average of 1.8.
- Jarrett Allen’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.2 blocks lower than his season average of 1.7.
Thunder Key Players
Thunder Player Props
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 20.5, 3.2 points less than his season average of 23.7.
- Moses Brown’s rebounding prop total for the matchup is posted at 19.5 rebounds, 11.2 rebounds higher than his season average of 8.3.
- Luguentz Dort’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.5 shots greater than his season average of 2.0.
- Brown’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks higher than his season average of 1.2.
- The Cavaliers are shooting 45% from the field this season, 1.9 percentage points lower than the 46.9% the Thunder allow to opponents.
- Cleveland has a 13-4 record against the spread and a 12-5 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 46.9% from the field.
- Oklahoma City has a 10-8 record against the spread and a 9-9 record overall when allowing its opponents to hit more than 45% of their shots from the field.
- The Thunder are shooting 44.5% from the field, 3.3% lower than the 47.8% the Cavaliers’ opponents have shot this season.
- Oklahoma City is 5-2-1 against the spread and 6-2 overall when it shoots higher than 47.8% from the field.
- Cleveland is 8-5 against the spread and 9-4 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot higher than 44.5% from the field.
- The Cavaliers shoot 33.5% from three-point range, two% lower than the 35.5% the Thunder allow to opponents.
- Cleveland has put together a 13-5 record against the spread and an 11-7 straight-up record in games this season when the team hits more than 35.5% of its three-point attempts.
- Oklahoma City is 13-9-1 against the spread while putting up a 10-13 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 33.5% from three-point range.
- The Thunder’s three-point shooting percentage this season (34.7%) is just 3.5 percentage points lower than opponents of the Cavaliers are averaging (38.2%).
- Oklahoma City is 12-7 against the spread and 11-8 overall when shooting over 38.2% as a team from three-point range.
- Cleveland has a 12-6 ATS record and a 10-8 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 34.7% from three-point distance.
- The Cavaliers’ 9.4 made three-pointers per game this season is 3.3 fewer made shots on average than the 12.7 per game the Thunder give up.
- Oklahoma City has gone 16-8 against the spread and 14-10 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Cleveland hits fewer threes than its opponents, it is 7-25 ATS and 7-25 straight up.
- The Thunder rank 14th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Cavaliers allow the 11th-fewest made threes in the league.
Cavaliers vs Thunder Stat Rankings
|Cavaliers Rank||Cavaliers AVG||Thunder AVG||Thunder Rank|
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