The Cleveland Cavaliers look to build on their first place lead in the East when they take on the Phoenix Suns, who have lost their last five straight games. The Phoenix Suns (34-30) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (50-13) for some slammin jammin NBA action. Cleveland has lost nine straight in Phoenix, dating to an 86-73 win on March 10, 1999. NBA oddsmakers at SBGglobal.com have the Cavaliers as -4 ½ point road favs over the Suns with the over/under set at 220 points. Get your Cleveland Cavaliers vs Phoenix Suns Free NBA Pick in now at SBGglobal.com
The Cavs recently beat the Clippers 87-83 on the road. Their top producers were LeBron James with 32pts 11 assists 13 rebounds, while Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 16pts and Mo Williams helped with 14pts. LeBron James notched his second consecutive triple-double and fifth of the season. James has averaged 35.7pts, 7.3 assists and 6.0 boards in his last three games in Phoenix. With 11 wins in its last 13 games, Cleveland has overtaken the Celtics to move atop the Eastern Conference and is in a tight battle with the West-leading Los Angeles Lakers for the league's best record. The Cavaliers are 20-4 versus the West, two of those losses came to the Lakers, for the best interconference record in the league. The Cavs are 22-12 SU on the road where they average 96.4 ppg and give up an average 92.3 ppg. They are 4-1 SU in their last five road games where they’ve averaged 94.6 ppg and given up an average 92.2 ppg. The Cavs are 41-22 ATS overall, 18-16 ATS on the road and 14-20 over/under on the road.
The Suns recently lost to the Mavericks 117-122 at home. Their top scorers were Steve Nash with 23pts 13 assists, while Shaq and Matt Barnes added 21pts. Steve Nash, the two-time MVP has 20 or more points in six straight games for the first time in his career, but Phoenix is 8-9 SU this season when he reaches that mark. Shaq is averaging 18.6pts during the Suns' five-game slide after scoring a combined 88 in back-to-back wins. O'Neal was held to 11 points in last month's loss at Cleveland. The Suns sit five games behind the Mavericks for the eighth playoff spot in the West. The Suns are 19-12 SU at home where they average 110.5 ppg and give up an average 105.2 ppg. They are 3-2 SU in their last five home games where they’ve averaged 117.2 ppg and given up an average 115.2 ppg. The Suns are 24-37-2 ATS overall, 12-18-1 ATS at home and 17-14 over/under at home.
Recent Trends to Consider:
- Favorite is 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
- Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
- Home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
- Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
- Cavaliers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Phoenix.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Phoenix Suns Free NBA Pick
When: Thurs, Mar 12, 2009 10:30 PM ET
Pick: Cavs -4 ½
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