Nuggets Vs Cavaliers: NBA Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – March 18, 2022

Written By Staff on March 17, 2022

The Denver Nuggets (41-29) will visit the Cleveland Cavaliers (38-31) after winning seven straight road games. The Nuggets (-2.5 on the spread) and Cavaliers (+115 to win) will meet Friday at 7:30 PM ET. The point total for the matchup is 226.

The betting facts in the following article are based off odds valid as of March 18, 2022 at 7:08 PM ET.

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Nuggets vs Cavaliers Betting Odds

Nuggets Vs. Cavaliers Player Props

Injury Report as of March 18

Zeke Nnaji: Out (Ankle),
Vlatko Cancar: Out (Foot),
Michael Porter Jr.: Out (Back),
Jamal Murray: Out (Knee)

Jarrett Allen: Out (Finger),
Collin Sexton: Out For Season (Knee),
Rajon Rondo: Out (Ankle),
Dean Wade: Out (Knee)

Stat Rankings

Nuggets Offense Stats (Rank) Cavaliers Defense
111.2 (11) Points/Gm 104 (3)
25.3 (6) Possessions/Game 28.9 (27)
47.8 (3) Field Goal % 44.7 (6)
35.2 (14) 3PT % 34.8 (13)
55.2 (2) Effective FG % 51.3 (5)
58.5 (2) True Shooting % 54.4 (3)
Cavaliers Offense Stats (Rank) Nuggets Defense
106.9 (24) Points/Gm 108.5 (12)
28.9 (4) Possessions/Game 25.3 (25)
46.6 (10) Field Goal % 46.5 (21)
35.1 (17) 3PT % 33.9 (4)
53.4 (12) Effective FG % 53.2 (17)
56.8 (12) True Shooting % 56.3 (15)
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Nuggets and Cavaliers Betting Records

  • Denver has covered 33 times in 70 chances against the spread this season.
  • The Nuggets have an ATS record of 18-20-1 when playing as at least 2.5-point favorites this season.
  • Denver and its opponents have combined to go over the point total 37 out of 70 times this season.
  • Cleveland has compiled a 38-27-4 ATS record so far this season.
  • The Cavaliers have covered the spread 19 times this season (19-12-3 ATS) when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs.
  • Cleveland and its opponents have combined to go over the point total 27 out of 69 times this season.

Head to Head

The Cavaliers got a team-high 22 points out of Kevin Love on the way to a victory over Nikola Jokic (24 points) and the Nuggets in their last matchup on October 25, 2021. The Nuggets were 9.5-point favorites in the game, but the Cavaliers covered the spread in the loss. The teams scored 186 total points to finish below the 221.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Result
10/25/2021 Nuggets Nuggets -9.5 221.5 99-87 CLE

Nuggets Leaders

  • Jokic leads the Nuggets in points, rebounds and assists. He averages 26 points per game while also adding 13.7 rebounds and 8.1 assists.
  • Will Barton connects on 2.2 threes per game to lead the Nuggets.
  • Jokic averages 1.3 steals and 0.9 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Denver.

Cavaliers Leaders

  • The Cavaliers go-to guy, Darius Garland, leads the team in both scoring (21.2 points per game) and assists (8.3 assists per game).
  • Jarrett Allen collects all of the boards and is the Cleveland leader in rebounds, grabbing 10.7 per game.
  • Garland makes more threes per game than any other member of the Cavaliers, cashing in 2.6 treys per game.
  • Nobody on Cleveland grabs more steals than Garland (1.2 per game) or blocks more shots than Allen (1.4 per game).


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