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

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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nets -12.5 -110 -110 225.5 -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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Nets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/15/2021 Bulls 105-91 BKN Yes Home -9.5 222.5 -900 575 Regular Season Yes Under
5/12/2021 Spurs 128-116 BKN Yes Home -11.5 235.5 -1100 675 Regular Season Yes Over
5/11/2021 Bulls 115-107 BKN Yes Away -10.5 233.5 -700 500 Regular Season No Under
5/8/2021 Nuggets 125-119 BKN No Away +5.5 245.5 220 -275 Regular Season Yes Under
5/6/2021 Mavericks 113-109 DAL Yes Away -3.5 222.5 -185 150 Regular Season No Under
Nets Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 5-5 3-7-0 230 116.9 113.1 -0.5 35.8%

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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Cavaliers Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/14/2021 Wizards 120-105 WAS No Away +9.5 223.5 525 -750 Regular Season No Over
5/12/2021 Celtics 102-94 CLE No Home +3.5 192.5 150 -185 Regular Season Yes Over
5/10/2021 Pacers 111-102 IND No Home +4.5 213.5 240 -300 Regular Season No Under
5/9/2021 Mavericks 124-97 DAL No Home +14.5 223.5 850 -1600 Regular Season No Under
5/7/2021 Mavericks 110-90 DAL No Away +20.5 200.5 2500 -10000 Regular Season Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
1-9 3-7 6-4-0 221.2 102.3 118.9 -1.7 38.3%

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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