Cavaliers vs Nuggets Game Breakdown & Projections – Sun, Mar 31st 2024

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Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavaliers

44W-30L

Cleveland Cavaliers

March 31, 2024

03:30PM EST

Odds: 216.0 o/u

Nuggets

51W-23L

Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets

Hoops fans, buckle up! It’s time to dig into today’s NBA showdown, where the Cleveland Cavaliers, fresh off their recent victory over the 76ers, are saddling up and heading west to the Mile-High City. They’re set to take on the Denver Nuggets, who are keen to bounce back after their recent tumble against the Timberwolves. The Cavs, with their 44-30 record, are hot on the heels of the Eastern conference leaders, while the Nuggets, boasting a solid 51-23 record, are just a half-game back in the wild, wild West. The bookies are expecting a close battle, with the Cavs at 5.5 and the Nuggets favored at -5.5, and the over/under is pegged at a tantalizing 216.0. So, as the clock ticks down to the 03:30 PM EST tipoff at the Ball Arena, you can feel the anticipation building. Will the Cavs strike gold or will the Nuggets prove too hard to crack? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure – it’s going to be a real slam-dunk of a game!

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 31, 2024 03:30PM EST
Location: Ball Arena, Denver

Vegas Odds

CLE ML DEN ML Over/Under Line
Open +180 -220 212.0 5.5/-5.5
Recent +145 -170 216.0 5.0/-5.0
Difference -35 +50 +4.0

Team Performance

cle Team Logo
LAST 10
4W-6L
AWAY
20W-15L

40.8% Win Probability

den Team Logo
LAST 10
7W-3L
HOME
29W-8L

59.2% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
11/19/23 Denver Nuggets DEN 27 31 17 34 109 Over
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 29 34 23 24 110
02/23/23 Denver Nuggets DEN 31 25 33 26 115 Over
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 26 31 34 18 109
01/06/23 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 28 30 24 26 108 Over
Denver Nuggets DEN 26 36 32 27 121
03/18/22 Denver Nuggets DEN 29 34 24 20 9 116 Over
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 31 21 26 29 12 119
10/25/21 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 29 21 25 24 99 Under
Denver Nuggets DEN 24 22 24 17 87

Cavaliers Vs Over/Under

Nuggets Vs Over/Under

Cavaliers Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/29 @ PHI 117-114W 37 34 13 84
03/27 vs CHA 111-118L 32 33 13 85
03/25 @ CHA 115-92W 47 41 12 86
03/24 vs MIA 84-121L 30 24 17 72
03/22 vs MIN 91-104L 41 22 12 80
03/20 @ MIA 104-107L 37 30 11 75
03/18 vs IND 108-103W 39 27 14 80
03/16 vs HOU 103-117L 45 22 15 82
03/13 vs NOP 116-95W 46 38 9 92
03/11 @ PHX 111-117L 37 30 12 86

Nuggets Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/29 @ MIN 98-111L 46 29 12 88
03/27 @ PHX 97-104L 38 24 8 88
03/25 @ MEM 128-103W 50 38 15 90
03/23 vs POR 114-111W 49 25 13 92
03/21 @ NYK 113-100W 42 31 9 85
03/19 vs MIN 115-112W 49 26 17 81
03/17 vs DAL 105-107L 37 26 7 84
03/15 vs SAS 117-106W 40 37 12 90
03/13 vs MIA 100-88W 41 24 9 82
03/11 @ TOR 125-119W 42 36 9 95

Starting Lineups

Cavaliers Notable Injuries

  • Marcus Morris Sr. (SF/PF): Avg: 6.5pts, 3.0reb, 0.7ast, 17.3 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 2.3
  • Craig Porter Jr. (PG): Avg: 5.3pts, 2.1reb, 2.2ast, 12.2 minutes. Last game: 03/27/24. Impact: 1.7
  • Damian Jones (C): Avg: 2.8pts, 1.7reb, 0.4ast, 7.1 minutes. Last game: 03/25/24. Impact: 1.7
  • Emoni Bates (SG): Avg: 2.5pts, 0.9reb, 0.5ast, 7.0 minutes. Last game: 03/25/24. Impact: 0.8
  • Pete Nance (PF): Avg: 0.0pts, 0.5reb, 0.0ast, 2.6 minutes. Last game: 03/25/24. Impact: 0.1

Nuggets Notable Injuries

  • Julian Strawther (SG/SF): Avg: 4.9pts, 1.2reb, 1.0ast, 11.7 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 0.7
  • Zeke Nnaji (C): Avg: 3.3pts, 2.1reb, 0.5ast, 9.8 minutes. Last game: 03/17/24. Impact: 1.3
  • Collin Gillespie (PG): Avg: 3.7pts, 0.9reb, 1.2ast, 9.7 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 1.9
  • Jalen Pickett (PG): Avg: 1.5pts, 0.5reb, 0.8ast, 4.8 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 0.3
  • Braxton Key (PF): Avg: 1.1pts, 0.8reb, 0.5ast, 3.1 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 0.5
  • Jay Huff (C): Avg: 1.3pts, 0.7reb, 0.1ast, 2.7 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 0.4
  • Hunter Tyson (PF): Avg: 1.2pts, 0.7reb, 0.2ast, 2.8 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 0.5

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Cavaliers Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #8 #17 #3 #7 -4.3%
PF #27 #8 #14 #19 3.5%
PG #9 #4 #7 #4 -19.2%
SF #10 #27 #10 #12 -2.1%
SG #4 #18 #28 #13 -1.2%

Nuggets Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #22 #4 #15 #18 0.2%
PF #6 #21 #13 #9 -4.7%
PG #1 #24 #19 #1 -30.1%
SF #25 #11 #27 #25 9.6%
SG #17 #10 #15 #12 -2.4%
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Team Comparison

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Points per Game
105.5
114.3
Rebounds per Game
40.2
43.5
Assists per Game
29.0
30.1
Steals per Game
6.2
7.4
Blocks per Game
3.9
5.3
Shots per Game
83.6
88.7
3-Pointers Made per Game
14.5
10.9
2-Pt Percentage per Game
54.0
56.2
3-Pt Percentage per Game
37.4
37.8
Turnovers per Game
12.4
11.1
Fouls per Game
16.6
17.1

Recent Trends

  • Collin Gillespie (PG): 3 Game Minutes avg dropped 30.8% to 14.1, 20.3 min average previous 3 games.
  • Reggie Jackson (PG): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 53.5% to 30.0, 19.5 min average previous 3 games.
  • Dean Wade (PF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 60.2% to 28.1, 17.5 min average previous 3 games.
  • The Nuggets have a 2-game losing streak at home.

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