Cleveland Cavaliers eye steadier ground

Cleveland Cavaliers eye steadier ground

The Cleveland Cavaliers meets with the Golden State Warriors with hopes of finally getting a win, after their disappointing results. The Warriors on the other hand are looking to build their winning momentum. Cavaliers enter this game with hopes to bounce back from the loss against the Grizzlies, a 115-114 loss. As for the Warriors, they are also from a 121-118 loss against the Celtics. With that, these two teams are coming from the same result, and are both hungry for wins in this game. The meeting between these two teams will be on January 21, 2023, at 8:30 AM (GMT+8), when the Cavaliers host this game.

The hosts are currently at the fifth of the Eastern Conference, with a record of 28 wins from their 46 games. This is after their strong start at the beginning of the season, which helps them a lot. At home, they are doing well, winning 19 of their 23 home games. As for the visitors, they are at the ninth of the league table, and are hopeful for an improved record. They won 22 of their 45 games, and are eyeing to have more wins for better record. However, they are not doing well in their away games, winning only five of their 23 games on the road.

Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers
Photo courtesy of AP Photo

This team is looking to bounce back at home, after losing their last home match on their last meeting. They trail by 5.5 games against the Celtics, who are currently at the first spot of the Eastern Conference standings. Luckily for them, they are doing well beyond the arc, consistently shooting in that territory. They have a 36.2% shooting percentage beyond the arc, the 14th highest in the league. Additionally, their free-throw shooting is looking good, shooting 77.9% in that area. If they are good in offense, they are better in defense, as they have been very tough to beat in that area. They consistently show that they are a team capable of contesting their opponents’ shots. This team is the 26th in offense, with 111.6 points per game, and the first in defense, giving up just 107.1 points per game.

Donovan Mitchell, and Darius Garland continue to lead the team with 28.4 and 21.5 points per game. However, Mitchell is listed as questionable in this game, due to his groin issue, while Windler, and Wade are both out for this game.

Golden State Warriors

NBA: Golden State Warriors
Photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sports

Due to their recent results, there is a constant drop with the Warriors’ standings in the Western Conference. They are 9.5 games behind the top spot, Nuggets, which puts them to constantly be hopeful for wins. However, as many have known, the Warriors is a team who have a lot of players who are capable of being hot beyond the arc. They are shooting 37.4% in that territory, the fifth highest three point shooting percentage. Additionally, shooting in the free-throw line is not a problem for them, as they are 79.6% in that area. However, although they were able to show that they are capable of contesting shots, their perimeter defense is their problem. They are fourth in offense with 117.5 points per game, and the 26th in defense, allowing 117.9 points per game.

Stephen Curry and Jordan Poole are the leaders of the Warriors in scoring, having 29.3 and 21 points per game. However, they have several guys who are unavailable in this game. Wiseman, Green, Kuminga, and Iguodala are all out for this match.

Prediction:

Cleveland Cavaliers
Total Under: 117.5
Odds: 0.92

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