There was talk that the Cavaliers were interested in doing some more wheeling and dealing after a difficult January that saw them go 7-8 SU and just 3-12 ATS. They might not be entirely happy with their roster, but they did manage to beat Oklahoma City 107-91 two Sundays ago, cashing in as 8-point home favourites on the closing line.
Things have otherwise gone quite well for the Thunder this year. Star point guard Russell Westbrook (+14.1 BPM) is well on his way to being named league MVP for the first time. However, centre Enes Kanter (0.0 BPM) broke his forearm while punching a chair on the sidelines and will miss the next two months of action. Kanter is OKC’s No. 2 scoring threat behind Westbrook at 24.0 points per 36 minutes.
NBA Odds: Kanter Leaves OKC in Bind Versus CavaliersThe Oklahoma City have been profitable this year without Kevin Durant in the lineup, but losing Enes Kanter to a broken forearm might be too much to overcome when they host the defending-champion Cleveland Cavaliers this Thursday (8 PM ET, TNT).
Without their big man in the middle, OKC went to Cleveland two weeks ago and lost 107-91 to the Cavs as 8-point road dogs. It was one of the few bright spots for the champs in January; they went 7-8 SU and 3-12 ATS on the month, leaving their fans (and LeBron James) clamoring for reinforcements.