The Brooklyn Nets will host the Cleveland Cavaliers for a very tough home match. The Cavs are clear favourite to win this match but I want to bet on away total points. I really like this bet even if the line seems to be high. It's not. Brooklyn Nets' defense is ridicolous. To be honest, they are playing good as they won 2 matches out of 4 played but they won thanks to their attack. In fact, the Nets have conceded 140 points in their first game against Indiana Pacers, 121 points against Orlando Magic, 104 points against Atlanta Hawks and 125 points in their second match against Orlando Magic. As you can see, their opponents were not high level opponents but their defense was very funny to watch (if we can call that defense). Brooklyn Nets need some magic to stop LeBron James and company and I don't see them able to do that.
Cleveland Cavaliers, on the other hand, have a 3-1 record right now. Their only loss came at home against Orlando Magic 93-114. They won 102-99 their opening game of the season against the Celtics and they have destroyed Milwaukee Bucks 97-116. Their last game was yesterday as they won 119-112 against Chicago Bulls.
It's true that they were over 116 points scored only in two of these matches but I'm not afraid about that. Today, they will meet one of the worst defense in the league. Both teams love to play fast basketball and this game should follow their style of play. This should be a game to enjoy.
Last season, the Cavs won 108-116 against the Nets away from home and 124-116 at home. I'm expecting something similiar today as I just can't imagine the Nets defending well against one of the best offense in the league. The Cavs will score at least 117 points in this one imo. Another bet can be over but Cavs defense is unpredictable so I prefere to bet on their offense (or better on Nets' defense).
Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers 128-115 Brooklyn Nets
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