Cleveland Cavaliers eye dominant win

Cleveland Cavaliers eye dominant win

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Utah Jazz meet in a match where the Cavaliers are looking for another dominating win against the Jazz. The Cavaliers are from a 112-98 win against the Suns, a 14-point victory for them. Jazz on the other hand are from a loss against the Grizzlies on their last meeting. Cavaliers have a better record coming into this game, winning four of their last five matches. As for the Jazz, they lost seven of their last eight games after their loss against the Grizzlies. This meeting will be on January 11, 2023, at 10:00 AM (GMT+8), when the Jazz entertains the Cavaliers.

Currently, the hosts are at the 11th of the Western Conference, dropping from the teams to qualify in the playoffs. They only have 20 wins from their 43 matches, and they need to go back on winning ways if their want to qualify for the next round. When it comes to their home games, they are doing well, winning 12 of their 19 home games. As for the visitors, they are at the fourth of the Eastern Conference, and are in better standings. They won 26 of their 41 games, which is a good record compared to the hosts. However, they are struggling in their away games, winning only eight of their 19 away games.

Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers
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The Cavaliers are hoping to pull of another upsetting loss when they meet the Jazz in this match, just like what they did on their last meeting. They have been inconsistent this season, having winning streaks after losing streaks, and vice versa. However, although they are having losing streaks, they winning streaks are enough to outweigh the bad ones. In fact, before their good run currently, they are from a three-game losing streak. They managed to bounce back from that, winning four of their last five games. The only loss they had on their last five games is against the Nuggets. They have relied on their defense to win their matches. They are the 25th offensively, as they are averaging 111.5 points per game, and the first in defense, surrendering 106.6 points per game.

It was Donovan Mitchell leading the Cavaliers with 28.8 points per game, including his recent-historic performance. Darius Garland is also chipping in for the Cavaliers, having 21.4 points per game.

Utah Jazz

NBA: Utah Jazz
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The Jazz coming into this game with hopes to avoid another close loss, as they continue to struggle this season. This struggle started when they lost Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert during the offseason. Since then, the Jazz showed a major decrease on their performance, failing to win more than two straight matches since November 10. During their last eight games, they lost seven of those, winning only against the Rockets. However, the only light seen during their losing run is the fact that they have been more competitive. Their seven losses are coming by eight points or less only. Their last double digit loss is against the Cavaliers, which is not good as they are against them here. They are the third in offense with 117.6 points per game, and the 24th in defense, surrendering 116.9 points per game.

Lauri Markkanen is the one leading the Jazz with 24.5 points per game, and 8.3 rebounds per game. Jordan Clarkson is also chipping in for the Jazz with 20.4 points per game, and 4.5 assist per game.


Cleveland Cavaliers
Total Under: 115.5
Odds: 0.91

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