Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 16, 2021

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The Brooklyn Nets (47-24) are heavily favored (-12.5) to continue a four-game win streak when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers (22-49) at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Barclays Center. The matchup airs on YES. The matchup has a point total of 225.5.

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Nets vs Cavaliers Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Nets-12.5-110-110225.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Brooklyn's games this season have gone over the point total for Sunday's matchup point total (225.5 points) in 62% of opportunities (44 out of 71 matchups).
  • In 31% of Cleveland's games this season (22 of 71), the total points scored was greater than Sunday's 225.5-point over/under.
  • The Nets average 118.5 points per game against the Cavaliers' 103.8, totaling 3.2 points under the game's point total of 225.5.
  • The 226.2 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 0.7 more than the 225.5 total in this contest.
  • On average, the Nets have seen a 232.6 over/under in their games this season, 7.1 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 9.6 points separates this matchup's over/under (225.5 points) and the average total points bet in Cavaliers' games (215.9 points) this season.

Nets Betting Data

  • Brooklyn is 33-33 against the spread this season, covering half of the time.
  • The Nets' record against the spread as at least a 12.5-point favorite is above .500 at 3-2.
  • Brooklyn and its opponents have hit the over in 56.1% of games (37 out of 66 matchups).

Nets Key Players

  • James Harden leads the Nets in both rebounds (7.9 per game) and assists (10.8 per game).
  • Brooklyn's scoring leader is Kevin Durant, who racks up 27.1 points per game.
  • The Nets are led by Joe Harris from beyond the arc. He hits 3.1 shots from deep per game.
  • Brooklyn's blocks leader is Durant, who records 1.3 per game. Kyrie Irving leads the team averaging 1.4 steals a game.

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Nets Last 10 Games

Nets Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/15/2021Bulls105-91 BKNYesHome-9.5222.5-900575Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/12/2021Spurs128-116 BKNYesHome-11.5235.5-1100675Regular SeasonYesOver
5/11/2021Bulls115-107 BKNYesAway-10.5233.5-700500Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/8/2021Nuggets125-119 BKNNoAway+5.5245.5220-275Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/6/2021Mavericks113-109 DALYesAway-3.5222.5-185150Regular SeasonNoUnder
Nets Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-45-53-7-0230116.9113.1-0.535.8%

Nets Injuries

Nets:Chris Chiozza: Out (Hand),Joe Harris: Out (Hip),Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL)

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Cavaliers Betting Data

  • Cleveland has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 26-40 ATS.
  • When they are at least 12.5-point underdogs, the Cavaliers have a record ATS of 0-1.
  • Cleveland and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their games this season -- 29 of 66 (43.9%).

Cavaliers Key Players

  • Collin Sexton puts up 24.5 points per game and is the top scorer for the Cavaliers.
  • Jarrett Allen has a stat line of 10.0 rebounds, 12.9 points and 1.7 assists per game for Cleveland to take the top rebound spot on the team. Darius Garland holds the top spot for assists with 6.1 per game, adding 17.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per outing.
  • Kevin Love is consistent from distance and leads the Cavaliers with 2.3 made threes per game.
  • Cleveland's leader in steals is Larry Nance Jr. with 1.7 per game, and its leader in blocks is Allen with 1.4 per game.

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Cavaliers Last 10 Games

Cavaliers Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalCavaliers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/14/2021Wizards120-105 WASNoAway+9.5223.5525-750Regular SeasonNoOver
5/12/2021Celtics102-94 CLENoHome+3.5192.5150-185Regular SeasonYesOver
5/10/2021Pacers111-102 INDNoHome+4.5213.5240-300Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/9/2021Mavericks124-97 DALNoHome+14.5223.5850-1600Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/7/2021Mavericks110-90 DALNoAway+20.5200.52500-10000Regular SeasonYesUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
1-93-76-4-0221.2102.3118.9-1.738.3%

Cavaliers Injuries

Cavaliers:Lamar Stevens: Out (Concussion),Isaiah Hartenstein: Out (Concussion),Dylan Windler: Out For Season (Knee),Matthew Dellavedova: Out For Season (Neck),Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Thumb),Taurean Prince: Out For Season (Ankle),Kevin Love: Out (Calf)

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