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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for April 8, 2021

The Oklahoma City Thunder (20-31) will look to stop a four-game losing streak when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers (18-32) on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Chesapeake Energy Arena as 9-point underdogs. The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on BSOK.

BetMGM NBA Betting Odds

Cavaliers vs Thunder Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Cavaliers -9 230 -300

Cavaliers Betting Data

  • Cleveland has failed to cover the spread more often than not this season, going 20-25.
  • Cleveland has hit the over less than half of the time, in 18 of 45 games (40%).

Cavaliers Key Players

  • Collin Sexton leads the Cavaliers in scoring, putting up 23.9 points per game.
  • Cleveland is led in rebounding by Jarrett Allen’s 9.9 rebounds per game and assisting by Darius Garland’s 5.9 assists per game .
  • Garland hits 1.8 threes per game to lead the Cavaliers.
  • Cleveland’s blocks leader is Allen, who collects 1.7 per game. Larry Nance Jr. leads the team averaging 1.8 steals a game.

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
4/5/2021 Spurs 125-101 CLE Yes Away -5.5 220.5 -275 225 Regular Season Yes Over
4/3/2021 Heat 115-101 MIA No Away +13.5 218.5 900 -1600 Regular Season No Under
4/1/2021 76ers 114-94 PHI Home Regular Season
3/29/2021 Jazz 114-75 UTA No Away +16.5 220.5 1150 -2500 Regular Season No Under
3/27/2021 Kings 100-98 SAC No Away +9 225.5 320 -400 Regular Season Yes Under
Cavaliers Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
3-7 4-5 3-6-0 209.1 101.3 107.8 -3.5 34.4%

Cavaliers Injuries

Cavaliers:

Jarrett Allen: Out (Concussion),

Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Illness),

Dylan Windler: Day To Day (Knee)

Thunder Betting Data

  • Oklahoma City has a losing record against the spread, going 23-26 ATS (covering only 46.9% of the time).
  • In the majority of Oklahoma City’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (23 out of 49 games, 46.9%).

Thunder Key Players

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s points (23.7 per game) and assists (5.9 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Thunder’s leaderboards.
  • Moses Brown’s stat line of 8.3 rebounds, 8.5 points and 0.2 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Oklahoma City rebounding leaderboard.
  • Luguentz Dort knocks down 2.0 three-pointers per game, the most on the Thunder.
  • Oklahoma City’s leader in steals is Theo Maledon (0.9 per game), and its leader in blocks is Brown (1.2 per game).

Thunder Last 10 Games

Thunder Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Thunder Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
4/7/2021 Hornets 113-102 CHA No Home +4.5 216.5 200 -250 Regular Season No Under
4/5/2021 Pistons 132-108 DET No Home +9.5 209.5 525 -750 Regular Season No Over
4/3/2021 Trail Blazers 133-85 POR No Away +28.5 226.5 Regular Season No Under
4/2/2021 Suns 140-103 PHO No Away +23.5 232.5 3300 -10000 Regular Season No Over
3/31/2021 Raptors 113-103 OKC No Home +7.5 220.5 260 -350 Regular Season Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
3-7 3-7 5-5-0 223.4 104.4 119 +2.1 37.8%

Thunder Injuries

Thunder:

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)

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