Utah Jazz at Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview
05 December 2021
— Sunday, December 05th Utah Jazz @ Cleveland Cavaliers
One of the best teams in the Western Conference takes on one of the best in the East on Sunday. We’ve got the Utah Jazz squaring off against the Cavaliers in what is sure to be an entertaining game.
The Utah Jazz has secured three straight wins and is looking for their fourth. As they head out to Cleveland, we wonder inf their success will travel with them.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently flying under the radar for a lot of people. They’re led by Darius Garland, who leads the team in points per game and assists per game. Beating the Jazz will be no easy task, and the Cavaliers will need to bring their A-game.
Unfortunately, they’re dealing with a few injuries that could make this harder. So, who should you take on Sunday?
Utah Jazz: Keys to victory against the Cavaliers on Sunday
The Utah Jazz is trying to climb their way up in the Western Conference. A win over the Cavaliers will definitely help with that. However, the Cavaliers are one of the best teams in the East, so how can they do it.
We feel that if they find a way to get the ball to Mike Conley, they’re going to be in good shape. Especially because Conley is a good distributor and a strong scorer.
By getting the ball to their shooters, the Jazz can overwhelm the Cavaliers early. We feel that this is important since the Cavaliers have the number two defense in the NBA. Since they’re facing one of the best defense’s their offense will have to be that much better.
If not, the Jazz could find themselves the victim of an upset. This is something the Jazz can’t afford right now.
Cleveland Cavaliers: How they can beat the Jazz on Sunday
The Cleveland Cavaliers are having a surprisingly good season this year. They’re an incredibly strong defensive team which makes up for offensive miscues.
However, taking on Jazz isn’t going to be easy. They’ll need to be much better on offense if they have any hope of winning this one. Unfortunately, they have one of the worst offensive groups in the NBA, including scoring.
The Cavaliers average just 104.4 points per game, ranking 25th in the NBA. The Utah Jazz have the fifth-best defense, allowing 104.64 points per game. With these facts, we can surmise that the Cavaliers won’t be able to score very many points against Utah.
With that being said, we also know that the Cavaliers might not be the best bet. This leaves us taking Utah on Sunday.
Our Pick for the Utah Jazz versus the Cleveland Cavaliers
When looking at what both teams bring to this contest, the choice is clear. The Jazz have a better scoring offense and a strong defense. The Cavaliers, on the other hand, have a really hard time putting points on the board.
Taking that into consideration, we’re going to take the Utah Jazz on Sunday. We like that they’re only -4.5 in this game, too. This gives them a small spread to cover, and be sure to take the under in this game as well.
DunkelIndex Free Pick: Utah Jazz -4.5, UNDER
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