The Cleveland Cavaliers expect to have newcomer Caris LeVert in the roster when they host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. LeVert was acquired with a second-round draft pick from Indiana on Sunday for Ricky Rubio, a first-round pick and a pairing of second-rounders. Cleveland (33-21) is aiming for its seventh straight home win after beating the Pacers 98-85 on Sunday. San Antonio (20-34), meanwhile, has been inactive since passing Houston 131-106 on Friday.
Tipping at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Cleveland is a 5.5-point favorite in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Cavaliers vs. Spurs odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 216.5. Before making any Spurs vs. Cavaliers picks, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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- Difference Cavaliers vs Spurs: Cleveland -5.5
- Cavaliers v Spurs over-under: 216.5 points
- Silver line Cavaliers vs Spurs: Cleveland -220, San Antonio +180
- CLE: Cavaliers are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games as favorites
- SA: Spurs are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games as underdogs
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Why the Cavaliers can cover
Cleveland hasn’t lost at home since Jan. 4, when it lost a 110-106 decision to Memphis. The Cavs overcame a 20-point deficit Sunday to earn their third win in four total games as Cedi Osman scored a game-high 22 points off the bench. It was only the second time in 17 outings that the 26-year-old small forward reached the 20-point plateau.
LeVert is coming off his best performance of the season, scoring 42 points on 19-of-26 shooting in his final appearance with Indiana on Friday. The 27-year-old shooter was second to the Pacers in averaging 18.7 points per game and is a welcome addition as point guard Darius Garland (a team-high 19.8 points) has missed the past four games with a back injury and is questionable for Wednesday. The Cleveland bench produced 62 points Sunday, with power forward Kevin Love scoring 19 with seven rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes.
Why Spurs can cover
San Antonio is well-rested, having not played since beating Houston 131-106 at home to end its three-game losing streak. Keldon Johnson set a season high by leading the Spurs with a game-high 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting. The 22-year-old small forward is second on the team with an average of 15.4 points per game.
Zach Collins performed well in his debut for the Spurs, recording 10 points and seven rebounds in his first NBA game since Aug. 15, 2020 with Portland. The 24-year-old striker, who had been sidelined after undergoing two foot surgeries, was 4 of 7 from the floor in 13 minutes of action off the bench. Jakob Poeltl had 21 points and 10 assists, Dejounte Murray also posted a double-double (19 points, 11 assists) and Doug McDermott was 5 of 6 from beyond the arc en route to 19 points.
How to make Cavaliers vs Spurs picks
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