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Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Both Teams Look to Rebound on Thursday

The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming off a tough-luck loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday and look to rebound on Thursday against the Portland Trail Blazers. The good news for Cleveland is that Portland is on an 0-4 slide, but Portland is much better at home and may use this game to get back on track.

Let’s check the latest NBA odds, stats, injury report and NBA lines for Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers. We’ve plenty of NBA betting odds for you to consider.

Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks
Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Cavs Blow Mitchell’s Big Night

The buzz surrounding Tuesday’s game against the Jazz in Utah was mainly about the return of Donovan Mitchell to his former team. Mitchell responded by dropping 46 in his return, but the Jazz managed to rally and eke out a two-point win.

The Cavs have a lot going for them, but a winning record on the road is not one of them. Cleveland is 2-11-2 ATS in their previous 15 games away from the Crypto.com arena.

Injuries to Dean Wade and Dylan Windler will keep them out of this game, along with Ricky Rubio. While the first two are mere role players, they are on the roster for a reason, and the team will miss the production. In addition, Jarrett Allen is questionable with an illness and would be a significant loss if he misses this game.

Trail Blazers Losing Momentum

The Trail Blazers enter play on Thursday with the fifth-best return on investment (ROI) ATS of 5.00% thanks to a 22-18 record.

However, most of that work was done earlier in the season. Our opinion starts to sour when we look at Portlands’ recent results. The Blazers are on an 0-4 ATS losing streak and 2-8 ATS in their previous 11 games. This does not bode well for their chances of covering this game at home.

On the injury front, the Trail Blazers will be without Nassir Little and Justice Winslow on Thursday. Gary Payton II and Damian Lillard are questionable. Should the latter two miss this game, go ahead and bet on the Cavs right now. But Lillard led the Blazers in scoring the last two games and appears mostly healthy.

Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Game Injuries

Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Head-to-Head

The Cleveland Cavaliers lead the season series 1-0 and are on a 3-0 winnings streak against the Trail Blazers going back to 2021. The Over/Under is 0-3 in that time.

Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Game Information

  • Game: Cavaliers (26-16) vs Trail Blazers (19-21)
  • Location: Moda Center, Portland, OR
  • Day/Time: Thursday, Jan. 12th, 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Betting Lines

Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Picks & Prediction

We aren’t rushing to bet on the Trail Blazers here, considering their recent struggles to put up points. With 104 points or fewer in each of their last four games, they will need to pick up the pace if they hope to keep up with the Cavs.

Considering the Cavs are one of the worst teams on the road, they are not all that attractive either.

This has us leaning towards the under for Thursday.

Cleveland is listed at -150 in our Vegas NBA lines. If you wager $100 on the Cavaliers, you can win $67. Portland is +130, offering a chance to win $130 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Cleveland a 60.00% chance to win, with the Trail Blazers at 43.48%.

Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Edge

Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Results

Cavaliers vs Trail Blazers Game Summary

Trail Blazers vs Cavaliers Previous Game (Nov. 23, 2022)

The Portland Trail Blazers (10-7) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (11-6) have similar records, putting them near the top in their conferences but trending in different directions. The Cavaliers have pulled themselves out of a five-game losing streak to win three in a row, while the Trail Blazers have lost the last three games.

The Trail Blazers, who were without Damian Lillard, lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 119-111 on Monday. They lost the third quarter 30-18 after a competitive first half. The Cavaliers got revenge on the Atlanta Hawks for last season’s play-in game, winning 114-102, behind their star guards.

Trail Blazers vs Cavaliers Game Summary

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