Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Sunday January 25, 2015. At 3:30 PM EST on the ABC Television Network.
The (22-21) Oklahoma City Thunder of the Western Conference Northwest Division makes the trip from the “ATL” where they played Friday to Northeast Ohio. Oklahoma City will play the (24-20) Cleveland Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference Central Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. This Sports Handicapper believes the Oklahoma City Thunder are going to be ready when the 2015 Playoffs begin. Cleveland is in a similar situation with new players in a brand new system. The betting line has Cleveland as a four-point home favorite Against The Spread, the betting odds total is at 208′ for Sunday’s game.
The 2015 Oklahoma City Thunder has played four of their last five on the road. The Thunder won four in a row before losing 103-93 at Atlanta on Friday Night January 23rd. Oklahoma City is gaining on Division-leading Portland, the Thunder is currently eight games out of first place. League Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant is back and healthy, averaging twenty-five points per game. All-Star Russell Westbrook is the team leader in assists and steals. Oklahoma City is 1-4-1 Against The Point Spread their last 6 following an ATS loss. The Thunder is 2-6 Against The Number the last eight between the teams at the “Q”, aka Quicken Loans Arena. The betting odds under the total is 6-2 the last eight times they have met. The Oklahoma City Thunder is 3-4 ATS their last seven NBA Predictions their on the road going over the betting odds total three times while staying under four. The key to an Oklahoma City win is to trust the system and play within the team concept. Head Coach Scott Brooks has to keep his team in focus. There are trade rumor and player contracts on the table, dismiss all of it and play basketball. The Thunder had many chance to break Atlanta’s win streak but came up short in the final quarter.
The 2015 Cleveland Cavaliers are on a five-game winning streak, their latest a 129-90 home victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday Night.Forward LeBron James poured in a game-high twenty-five points and J.R. Smith contributed twenty-one in the win. The recent trade for Center Timofey Mozgov is paying dividends and maybe the best move the franchise has made. Forward Kevin Love averages over ten rebounds per contest and can also bury the long range jump shot. Cleveland is closing in on the Chicago Bulls in the Central Division. Cleveland is 4-0 Against The Point Spread their last 4 following an ATS win. The betting odds under the total is 7-2 the last nine between the teams in Northeast Ohio. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 3-1 ATS their last four at home, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under twice. The Cavaliers are rolling, it seems as though everything is finally coming together. Point Guard Kyrie Irving is buying into coaching, and if he plays team basketball the Cavaliers are unstoppable.
Free Pick: Oklahoma City+4.