Thunder vs Cavaliers: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 21, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 21, 2021

Two struggling teams square off when the Oklahoma City Thunder (11-18) visit the Cleveland Cavaliers (10-20) on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. The Thunder are 2-point favorites as they look to stop a three-game losing streak against the Cavaliers, losers of nine straight. The matchup’s over/under is 219.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of February 21, 2021, 6:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

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Injury Report as of February 21

Trevor Ariza: Out (Personal),
George Hill: Out (Thumb)

Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Finger),
Taurean Prince: Out (Ankle),
Andre Drummond: Out (Not with team),
Kevin Love: Out (Calf),
Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Appendicitis)

Thunder and Cavaliers Records ATS

  • Oklahoma City has played to a 16-12-1 record against the spread this season.
  • Oklahoma City and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 14 of 29 games this season (48.3%).
  • Cleveland has a 10-20 record ATS this season.
  • When playing as at least a 2-point underdog, the Cavaliers often fail to meet expectations with only a 1-3 record against the spread.
  • 17 of Cleveland’s 30 games (56.7%) this season have fallen short of the over/under.

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Scoring Trends

  • Oklahoma City’s games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Sunday’s matchup total (219 points) in 17 out of 29 opportunities (58.6% of matchups).
  • 16 Cleveland games this year (53.3% of its matchups) ended with a final score greater than Sunday’s point total of 219 points.
  • On average, the Thunder have seen a 220 over/under in their games this season, one more point than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 1.9 points more than the average over/under in Cavaliers’ games this season (217.1 points).
  • The average implied total for the Thunder this season is 114.2 points, 3.2 more points than their implied total of 111 points in Sunday’s game.
  • So far this season, Oklahoma City has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (111) 10 times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Cavaliers (112) is three more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (109).
  • Cleveland has totaled more than 109 points in nine games on the season.
  • The Thunder are the league’s 26th-highest scoring team (106.9 PPG), while the Cavaliers allow the 22nd-fewest points per game (113.2) in NBA action.
  • The Thunder have a -179-point scoring differential on the season (-6.2 per game). The Cavaliers have also been out-scored by opponents on average this year (-281 total points, -9.3 per game).

Thunder Leaders

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the Thunder in points and assists. He contributes 22.2 points per game while adding 6.4 assists.
  • Gilgeous-Alexander’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 28.5, 5.5 lower than his season average of 34.0.
  • Darius Bazley paces Oklahoma City with 7.3 rebounds per game.
  • Bazley’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 21.5, 0.4 higher than his season average of 21.1.
  • Al Horford is the top three-point shooter for the Thunder, knocking down 2.2 per game.
  • Horford’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.7 shots lower than his season average of 2.2.
  • Theo Maledon leads the team with 1.0 steal per game. Horford collects 0.8 blocks an outing to pace Oklahoma City.
  • Maledon’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 0.5, 0.5 steals less than his season average of 1.0.

Cavaliers Leaders

  • Collin Sexton owns the Cavaliers top spot in scoring with 22.8 points per game and also tacks on 2.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per contest.
  • Sexton’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 22.5, 0.3 points less than his season average of 22.8.
  • When it comes to Cleveland leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Andre Drummond with 13.5 rebounds per game and Darius Garland with 5.3 assists per game.
  • Drummond’s rebounding prop over/under for the matchup is set at 14.5 rebounds, 1.0 rebound greater than his season average of 13.5.
  • Cedi Osman makes more threes per game than any other member of the Cavaliers, averaging 2.1 treys per game.
  • Osman’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.4 shots greater than his season average of 2.1.
  • Larry Nance Jr. is at the top of Cleveland’s steals hierarchy with 1.9 steals per game and Jarrett Allen leads the squad in blocks with 1.6 per game.
  • Nance’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.4 steals less than his season average of 1.9.


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