A pair of red hot teams square off when the Utah Jazz take on the host Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA action on Sunday afternoon. The Jazz (15-7), who have won three in a row and seven of nine, are 6-3 on the road this season. The Cavaliers (13-10), who have won four straight, are just 4-5 against Western Conference opponents. Utah has won the last six games they have played the Cavaliers, including three in a row at Cleveland.
Tip-off from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. Utah leads the all-time series 60-48. The Jazz are 4.5-point favorites in the latest Cavaliers vs. Jazz odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 211.5. Before making any Jazz vs. Cavaliers picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.
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- Jazz vs. Cavaliers spread: Jazz -4.5
- Jazz vs. Cavaliers over-under: 211.5 points
- Jazz vs. Cavaliers money line: Jazz -200, Cavaliers +170
- UTA: The Jazz are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games against a team with a losing home record
- CLE: The Cavaliers are 12-0 ATS in their last 12 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game
Featured Game | Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Utah Jazz
Why the Jazz can cover
Shooting guard Donovan Mitchell powers the Jazz offense, averaging 23.7 points, 5.1 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. Mitchell is coming off back-to-back 30-point performances, including a 34-point, six-assist effort against Boston on Friday. He ranks 14th in the league in points per game, and ranked ninth in scoring average in 2020-21 at 26.4. An All-Star last season, Mitchell is the fourth-fastest active NBA player to reach 6,000 career scoring points.
Small forward Bojan Bogdanovic is another solid option on offense. He is averaging 16.9 points, four rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He is one of the best free throw shooters in the league and ranks third in the NBA in free throw shooting at 92 percent. Bogdanovic posted a career-high 48 points against Denver on May 7 and averaged 23.7 points on 48.8 percent shooting from the floor over his last 19 regular-season games in 2020-21.
Why the Cavaliers can cover
Despite that, Utah isn’t a lock to cover the Jazz vs. Cavaliers spread. That’s because Cleveland is allowing just 101.7 points per game, second-best behind Golden State’s 100.3. The Cavaliers have held three of their last four opponents to under 100 points, including in a 111-85 win at Miami on Wednesday. Cleveland has also won its last four games by 13 points or more, the first time since 2010 that it has done that.
Leading the offense is point guard Darius Garland, who is coming off a 32-point, 10-assist game in a 116-101 win at Washington on Friday. Garland is averaging 19.1 points, 7.3 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. He has reached double figures in 19 consecutive games and in 20 of 21 games in 2021-22. Garland also has six double-doubles on the year.