Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets Live NBA Basketball on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Barclays Center. The Line: Brooklyn Nets -6 – Over/Under: 212
The Cleveland Cavaliers have fought throughout the season while still trapped in four wins and will hope to take a series of losses after losing to the Raptors in a 106-105 home loss on Saturday. Tristan Thompson led the team with 18 points, 19 rebounds and three assists, Jordan Clarkson added 18 points on the bench, while Rodney Hood and Alec Burks added 13 points apiece. As a team, the Cavaliers fired only 38% of the field and 5 of the 22 points of the 3-point line. George Hill returned to the starting lineup and had eight points, but the news is that Collin Sexton will keep up his starting place. With the loss, Cleveland fell to 4-18 overall and 3-8 at home.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets: Predictions
Meanwhile, the Brooklyn networks have been in a real state of collapse after losing 10 of their last 12 games. They hope to win the worst series of six losses after losing to the Wizards in a road loss of 102 to 88 on Saturday. Allen Crabbe led the team with 14 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 11 points, while DeMarre Carroll scored 10 points on the bench, but no other player scored more than eight points. As a team, the Nets shot only 37% of the field and 8 of 33 from the 3-point line while maintaining the improvement of the Wizards in the first half, but the Wizards had 60 points in the second half for the networks in 8-16 in the season and 5-8 on the road.
It is difficult to separate these two teams in difficulty because we are only three games of the season, but I have to resort to the Nets in this meeting because they won a game and lived up to the Pacers during their last start until the fourth quarter. In addition, the Nets have covered 10 of their last 13 games on the road and 22 of the last 31 games on the road against the Cavaliers that cannot protect anyone at this time.
PREDICTION: Threads 111, Riders 101.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets: News
The Brooklyn Nets are aiming for their first home win in almost a month by hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. The Nets have lost six consecutive games at the Barclays Center since the Philadelphia 76ers lost 25 points on November 4. They also dropped six points in a row after losing 102-88 on Saturday in Washington.
Allen Crabbe was one of the top three double-digit scorers with 14 points in the worst offense of the season in Brooklyn. “We were not strong,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson told reporters. “Obviously, we did not throw the ball well … It’s funny, I thought our defense was correct.” The Cavaliers have shown signs of life with a recent series of two consecutive victories, but since then they have lost four times in a row without reaching the 100-point mark at each start. After visiting Brooklyn, Cleveland plays six of its next seven home games.
Tristan Thompson, the only remaining player in the 2016 championship who played a few more minutes, added 18 points and 19 rebounds in the 106-95 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. Veteran George Hill returned from an 11-game absence due to a shoulder problem and scored eight points in 19 minutes when he started along with new goalkeeper Collin Sexton. “He gives us another ball coach on the ground, another guy who can play,” coach Larry Drew told reporters. “It gives us speed, it gives us speed, I like Collin’s ability to play ball.”
Brooklyn had a difficult career at the end of the game, especially in the loss to Memphis at home on Friday in double overtime, and frustration with those missed opportunities is beginning to surface. This is the essence of the NBA: when you have a team, you have to trample on it. “D’Angelo Russell scored just eight points on three of eight shots against Washington after trying 80 shots in his earlier three games.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets: Betting Tips
Regarding betting trends, the Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games as visitors, 16-34-1 ATS in their last 52 games after losing against Two digits at home and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games a team below .400. The Nets have 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games, a 2-5 record against their last seven games against a team with a losing record and a 1-5 record against Brecha in their last six games.
- Russell had 18 points and eight assists in a 102-86 victory at Cleveland earlier this season.
- Runners F Sam Dekker (ankle), G David Nwaba (knee) and C Ante Zizic (knee) lost the loss to Toronto.
- Nets G Spencer Dinwiddie averages 11.5 points on a 34.8% shooting while starting the last two games after scoring 16 points in 47.2% on 22 games played at the bank.