Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 NBA game on Wednesday Night November 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST.
The (6-4) San Antonio Spurs of the NBA Western Conference Southwest division will make the trip from South Texas where they crushed Philadelphia on Monday 100-75 to the Northeast part of the Buckeye State to take on the (5-4) Cleveland Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference Central division in 2014 NBA action. The game will be played at Quicken Loans Arena, known as “THE Q” in enthusiastic downtown Cleveland, Ohio. This sports Handicapper is looking forward to seeing if the King, LeBron James is going to play with an edge vs. San Antonio on Wednesday Night. San Antonio dominated James and his former team, the Miami Heat in last years NBA Finals and now he gets to face San Antonio as a member of Cleveland. The Opening Betting Line has the Cleveland Cavaliers as a 2′ home favorite Against The Spread, and the total is posted at 204 for Wednesday Night’s game.
The 2014-15 San Antonio Spurs have won three of their last four straight up including a successful West Coast trip where they beat both the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, then the team went into the Bay area and derailed the Golden State Warriors before losing 94-91 to the Sacramento Kings on November 15th. San Antonio is 4-1 Against The spread their last 5 in Cleveland and 8-2 ATS their last ten vs. The Cavaliers. San Antonio has also covered four of their last five Against The Spread, going over only once in the five-game span on 2014 Winning NBA Expert Point Spread Predictions. The reigning NBA Champions have started out playing down to their competition this season; it’s a Marathon not a race that’s the motto for the veteran Spurs. San Antonio is scoring about 95 points per game this season and giving up 91. The key to a San Antonio win is to stick to their philosophy of playing tough defense, the offense will naturally come.
The 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers have probably been the most-watched team in the NBA to start the season. When LeBron James made the decision to return to the area expectations went through the roof, and it’s been tough sledding so far, but they will be alright as the season goes along. Cleveland lost at home to Denver 106-97 on Monday Night, and the Cavaliers are 8-1 Against The spread their last 9 played on Wednesday’s. Cleveland must buy into playing better defense as they are allowing opponents over 104 points per contest. Cleveland is 4-5 Against The Spread, going over the total four times, staying under four, and they have a push this season. The key to a Cleveland win is to play tough defense, they have enough scorers on the squad. Before the loss Monday, they had won four in a row.
Free Pick: Cleveland-2′.