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NBA Gambling News: Dumpster fire continues to burn bright in Cleveland

02.07.2018     11:15 AM     Printer Friendly

UPDATE

It can't get any worse, can it? The Cleveland Cavaliers are just playing awful, they are awful (5-23-2 ATS since 12/2/17). Last night's 116-98 loss to Orlando wasn't just about personnel deficiencies as it was guys flat out quitting. Despite bricking a corner three and literally not making an attempt to get back on defense, Isaiah Thomas felt the need to comment on how the Cavs aren't doing a good job at handling in-game adversity.


 "Right now, when we hit adversity, we go our separate ways," Thomas said. "And that's just how I feel, and it looks like that as well. Guys start to go one-on-one on offense, and the defense is every man for himself. The first half we played good, everybody was happy. It was energized, helping each other on the defensive end. Sharing the ball. The ball was moving side to side on offense. And then we revert back to what makes us lose games." 



And the betting markets have clearly had enough of trying to catch this team on the "bounce." It's February, and there are no significant injuries to speak of, and bettors blasted Minnesota from an overnight line of pk to -4 for tonight's game at Cleveland.

 




NBA Gambling News: Cleveland can't guard and thus can't cover pointspreads

01.12.2018     09:31 AM     View Original Blog
Looks like were in the midst of a mid-season Cleveland Cavaliers swoon. After ripping off an 18-1 run, the Cavs started a hellacious stretch of 10 out of 12 on the highway. They took down the Wizards on December 17 but proceeded to lose seven of their next 10 while covering only one pointspread during that span. The last two efforts have been particularly alarming. On Monday they were hammered at Minnesota, 127-99, and managed to top it with a 133-99 loss to Toronto last night. Cleveland currently sports the worst ATS record in the league at 12-28-1. Tonight's game at Indiana marks the finale of the road swing. The Cavs opened -1 and were bet up to -2.5.


"We've got to be better," Lue said after the Cavs lost for the seventh time in the past 10 games. "We know that. But until we play better defensively, I think offensively sharing the basketball, everyone on the same page -- and if guys have agendas, we've got to get rid of our agendas and play the right way."

Asked what he meant by "agendas," Lue declined to elaborate, saying he meant "just what I said."






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