Cavaliers vs Thunder: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – April 8, 2021

Written By Staff on April 8, 2021

The Oklahoma City Thunder (20-31) are  underdogs as they try to break a four-game losing streak when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers (18-32) on Thursday, April 8 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET on BSOK. The matchup has a point total of .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of April 8, 2021, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Cavaliers vs Thunder Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 8

Jarrett Allen: Out (Concussion),
Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Illness),
Dylan Windler: Day To Day (Knee)

Luguentz Dort: Out (Concussion Protocol),
Isaiah Roby: Out (Concussion),
Josh Hall: Out (Concussion-like symptoms),
Darius Miller: Out (Groin),
Mike Muscala: Out (Ankle),
Darius Bazley: Out (Shoulder),
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Out (Foot)

Cavaliers and Thunder Records ATS

  • Cleveland is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 20-30
  • Only 22 of 50 Cleveland games this season (44%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • Oklahoma City holds a losing record ATS this season with 24 wins, 26 losses, and one tie ATS.
  • Oklahoma City and its opponents have typically hit the over this season, doing so in 51% (26) of its 51 games played.

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Head to Head

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (31 points) led the Thunder past Collin Sexton (27 points) and the Cavaliers 117-101 in their last matchup on February 21, 2021. The Thunder were favored by 3 points in the game, and covered the spread. The 218 total points in the matchup went under the 219.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/21/2021 Thunder Cavaliers -3 219.5 -149 123 Regular Season 117-101 OKC
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Scoring Trends

  • Cleveland and its opponents have gone over Thursday’s 213.5 total in 27 out of 50 games (54%) this season.
  • In 68.6% of Oklahoma City’s games this season (35 of 51), the total points scored was more than Thursday’s 213.5-point over/under.
  • On average, the Cavaliers have seen a 214.2 over/under in their games this season, 0.7 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Thunder’s games have a total points bet of 219.2 points this season, 5.7 points more than the over/under for this contest.
  • The average implied total for the Cavaliers this season is 112.2 points, 2.2 more points than their implied total of 110 points in Thursday’s game.
  • Cleveland has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (110) 17 times.
  • The Thunder’s average implied point total on the season (113.8 points) is 9.8 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (104 points).
  • This season, Oklahoma City has scored more than this game’s implied total of 104 points 29 times.
  • The Cavaliers are at the bottom of the NBA’s scoring charts (103.1 PPG), while the Thunder allow the 20th-fewest points per game (113.5) in the league.
  • The Cavaliers have been out-scored by 394 points this season (7.9 points per game on average), and opponents of the Thunder have out-scored them by 397 more points on the year (7.8 per game).

Cavaliers Leaders

  • Sexton leads the Cavaliers in scoring, putting up 23.9 points per game.
  • Sexton’s points prop total for the game is set at 23.5, 0.4 points less than his season average of 23.9.
  • Jarrett Allen paces Cleveland with 9.9 rebounds per game and Darius Garland leads the team with 5.9 assists per outing.
  • Allen’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 26.5, 1.8 higher than his season average of 24.7.
  • Garland is the top three-point shooter for the Cavaliers, hitting 1.8 per game.
  • Garland’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.7 shots higher than his season average of 1.8.
  • Cleveland’s blocks leader is Allen, who averages 1.7 per game. Larry Nance Jr. leads the team averaging 1.8 steals a game.
  • Allen’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 blocks lower than his season average of 1.7.

Thunder Leaders

  • The Thunder go-to guy, Gilgeous-Alexander, leads the team in both scoring (23.7 points per game) and assists (5.9 assists per game).
  • Gilgeous-Alexander’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 20.5, 3.2 points less than his season average of 23.7.
  • When it comes to rebounds, Moses Brown is the Oklahoma City leader with 8.3 per game.
  • Brown’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 36.5, 19.5 higher than his season average of 17.0.
  • Luguentz Dort makes more threes per game than any other member of the Thunder, cashing in 2.0 treys per game.
  • Dort’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.5 shots higher than his season average of 2.0.
  • Oklahoma City’s Theo Maledon has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 0.9 per game and Brown is first in blocks with 1.2 per game.
  • Brown’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks higher than his season average of 1.2.


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