The rebuilding of the Cleveland Cavaliers was not a success in 2020-21. They won only 22 games and were unable to win another season in the lottery. The Cavs didn’t do any favors to the bettors who supported them throughout the season. They went an awful 26-46 against the spread (ATS), which was the worst record in the league.
There’s still hope for Cleveland with the young backcourt of Collin Sexton, Darius Garland and their impressive stats. You can view all Cavaliers odds as well as win totals and player props. We also have all the information you need about gambling.
Cleveland Cavaliers Point Spreads
The Cleveland Cavaliers were last year’s worst team against the spread. The point spread refers to the margin of victory that bookmakers determine the favorite team must win to be considered a winner. Favored teams will “give points,” which is indicated by a minus sign (-),, while the underdog will always be “plus the points,” which is indicated with a plus symbol.
Take a look at the following example to get a better understanding:
Detroit Pistons (+3.5).
Cleveland Cavaliers (-3.5).
The example shows that the Cavaliers are 3.5 points favorites. This means that bets against the spread on them would only win if Cleveland wins by at least four points. Tickets on the Pistons are 3.5-point underdogs. They would win if Detroit wins the game, or loses by one, two or three points.
Moneylines for the Cleveland Cavaliers
Moneylines, which are simple bets on the outcome of the game regardless of the margin, can make it easier to wager on a point spread. As with point spreads the favorite team is marked with a (-), and the underdog with a (+)..
Let’s go back to the example we used earlier.
Detroit Pistons +150
Cleveland Cavaliers -180
The odds in American format are expressed as numbers beside the +/- signs. To win $100, you would need to bet $180 on Cavaliers as -180 favorites. If the Pistons win, you would be $100 underdogs.
Cleveland Cavaliers Over/Under
The Cleveland Cavaliers are not tied to the winning team. Over/unders also known as wagers on totals, or bets on both the total and combined points scored by the two teams, can be placed on bets. Bookmakers will place a number called the total on the books, and bettors can choose to wager over or under that number. If the total for a Pistons/Cavaliers game was 221, over bettors will need to have a score of at least 221 points. Under bettors would prefer a score of 219 points or less. All wagers would be refunded if the score was exactly 220.
Props for the Cleveland Cavaliers
Prop bets are those that do not fall into one of the buckets. Although these bets may vary from one book to another, the most popular prop bets are those on player props. These bets are usually on the player’s final stat line. For example, betting on whether a game will have a higher or lower point total, or betting that Darius Garland will score a double-double. Others are more specific questions that are answered during the game like “who will win race to 20 points?” or “who will score the first basket?”. Different props can be offered by different sportsbooks, so make sure you read our reviews before making a decision.
Perhaps you believe the Cavaliers will be successful because of the SexLand backcourt. In that case, your wager would likely be a future. Futures bets involve placing bets on future events, such as betting on a team’s win total for the season or the Cavaliers making the playoffs.Last Updated on November 18, 2021