Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2-23-23 NBA Prediction, Analysis and Odds

Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2/23/23 – The Denver Nuggets will be on the road to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Denver defeated Dallas 118 to109 at home last Wednesday. In their previous game, Cleveland lost 118-112 at home to Dallas. However, Cleveland Cavaliers was the leading team based on the NBA betting odds

Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Date & Time: Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET 

Location: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Odds 

Nuggets

Moneyline: +102

Spread: +1.5 (-111) 

Total: 221.5 over (-105) 

Cavaliers

Moneyline: -120

Spread: -1.5 (-111) 

Total: 221.5 under (-105)

Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Analysis

Denver Nuggets entered the All-Star break after three consecutive wins. They defeated Dallas in the previous contest. The Nuggets are now at 41-18 for the season, and have an 11-game advantage over Minnesota in the Northwest Division. The West saw the Nuggets hold the top seed by five points over Memphis, and were 11 games ahead of the Pelicans for a spot in the playoffs. The Nuggets also controlled the boards by a 43-31 lead. Jeff Green was the Nuggets’ leading scorer with 24 points from the bench. Denver ranks 6th in scoring offense this year with an average score of 117.1 points per match. The Nuggets rank 19th in rebounding, collecting 42.7 boards per game while they are 2nd in assists with an average of 29.1 each night. Denver is 13th in scoring defense, allowing an average of 112.7 points per night. 

Cleveland’s seven-game winning streak ended when Philadelphia beat them on the road in their last game before the All Star break. They enter this game with a 38-23 record. They are second in the Central Division and 4.5 games behind Bucks for the top spot. They finished fourth in the Eastern Conference. They were five games behind Boston for first place and five games ahead of Miami to be guaranteed a playoff spot. They are 26th in the league for scoring offense, putting up an average of 111.8 points per game. Cleveland ranks 22nd in rebounding with 41.9 boards per game and 17th in assists, handing out 24.9 dimes per contest this year. They are the league’s 1st team in scoring defense, allowing an average of 106.1 point per game.

Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Against the Spread

Denver are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver’s last 10 games. Denver are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games. Denver are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games on the road. Denver are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.

Cleveland are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games. Cleveland are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games. Cleveland are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home. Cleveland are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference. Cleveland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.

Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Free Pick 

Both teams are in the playoff picture for their conferences heading into the home half of the season. The Cleveland Cavaliers have their stars in good health and are currently at 25-6 at home. They are a great defensive team, and have enough depth to prevent a significant drop-off when they move to the second unit. While Denver is able to get by without Murray or Gordon going into the All-Star break, having them back will help maintain their dominance in the West. As per NBA betting stats Cleveland will take the win with the advantages they have on the defensive end and home court in their favor. 

Free Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -1.5 (-111)