Cleveland Cavaliers Betting
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Winning games could be a problem for Cleveland, but faithful backers can make plenty of money via their NBA conference odds and NBA Championship odds. There are enough young and talented players to bet on via the NBA game props.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Outlook
- Championship Odds: +25000
- Conference Odds: +12500
- Division Odds: +17500
Expectations are low for the Cavaliers, who have talented players, but a winning culture hasn’t been established.
Despite winning the NBA Championship in 2016, since LeBron James left, there has been little to get excited about. However, with players like Collin Sexton, Darius Garland and rookie Evan Mobley, it’s not all doom and gloom.
In all likelihood, the Cavaliers will need a couple of years to rebuild and find their rhythm. That is reflected in betting markets, with bookmakers quoting astronomical odds for the Cavaliers just to win their division.
There could be excellent value betting the Cavaliers on individual games, especially as road underdogs, but we couldn’t entertain parting with our money in futures markets.
Cavaliers 2021-22 Predictions
- Regular Season Record: 26-56
- Conference Standing: 13th
- Division Standing: 5th
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Cleveland Cavaliers Team Leaders
The undisputed leaders of the Cavaliers are Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio. Love has been with the team long enough to have established the senior role, and despite his ability trending south, Love is a player the Cavaliers need to have on the court.
He has young players all around him, and when things start to go south, it’s on Love to right the ship and keep their heads. That onus also falls on Rubio, who still has silky smooth skills, and he should run this offense in style.
Managing the likes of Garland, Sexton, Mobley and Kyle Guy won’t be easy, so it’s on Love and Rubio to provide some stability with this improving roster.
There wasn’t much to get excited about in terms of winning games, but the 2020-21 season wasn’t a complete wash.
That’s tough to suggest after winning just 22 games, but there were many times the Cavaliers were in a position to win, but the NBA draft was in the back of their minds.
We’re not accusing the Cavaliers of tanking to get a higher pick, but that’s what it looked like, and it worked. There were countless occasions where they showed sublime skills, especially with Garland and Sexton, but it amounted to a fourth quarter collapse.
It was frustrating for fans, and it made betting the Cavaliers tricky. However, winning 22 games was an improvement on the 19 games they won in each of the previous two seasons. It shows the system is working, and we don’t expect another season of tanking.
Ed Davis, forward, Minnesota Timberwolves
Tacko Fall, center, Boston Celtics
Denzel Valentine, guard, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen, forward, Chicago Bulls
Ricky Rubio, guard, Minnesota Timberwolves
Larry Nance Jr., Portland Trail Blazers
Taurean Prince, Minnesota Timberwolves
Evan Mobley, USC
J. B. Bickerstaff coaches the Cavaliers for the second season, and is at the helm of the rebuilding process.
Bickerstaff, and the Cavaliers ownership, knows getting them back to playoff-level quality won’t be a quick fix. They are sticking with Bickerstaff, despite going 22-50 last season, and we expect even if he struggles this season, he’ll get at least another year at the helm.
Our primary concern with Bickerstaff is his lack of success with Houston and Memphis. He posted a winning 37-34 record with Houston before losing in the first round of the playoffs, and his record with Memphis was poor.
He went 48-97 in his two seasons there, and since arriving in Cleveland, he has gone 27-56 (11 games as interim coach in 2019-20). It’s a concern, but he has a good rapport with the young Cavaliers unit.