Denver Nuggets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 2-18-10

February 18, 2010


The Denver Nuggets and the Cleveland Cavaliers will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Quicken Loans Arena.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cavaliers listed as 6½-point favorites versus the Nuggets, while the game’s total is sitting at 206.

The Nuggets were defeated 111-92 by the Spurs last time out, as 5.5-point favorites. The teams played UNDER the posted total of 206.

Nene Hilario collected 20 points and nine boards in a losing effort for the Nuggets.

LeBron James netted 32 points in helping the Cavaliers to a 115-106 victory over the Magic on Thursday. The Cavaliers covered the 5.5-point spread, while the combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 193.

James finished with eight rebounds and 13 assists, while J.J. Hickson added 20 in the win.

Current streak:
Cleveland has won 13 straight games.

Team records:
Denver: 35-18 SU, 24-26-3 ATS
Cleveland: 43-11 SU, 27-25-2 ATS

Denver most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 7-3
After a win are 10-0

A few trends to consider:
Denver is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
Denver is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cleveland
Denver is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver’s last 6 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games at home

Next up:
Denver at Washington, Friday, February 19
Cleveland at Charlotte, Friday, February 19

FREE PICK : Denver +6.5

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