Sportsbooks For Cleveland Cavaliers

All these years later, LeBron James’ team is still the toast of the Eastern Conference. He turned the Miami Heat into an alpha dog when he played for them, and he’s done the same for the Cleveland Cavaliers over the last two years. And while the Cavaliers are, relative to his Heat teams, an inferior betting play, one more susceptible to letdowns, they remain the East’s favorites. All of your Eastern Conference futures—conference championship chances, NBA Finals predictions—should be accordingly structured. [+]

Are there teams in the East capable of beating the Cavaliers in a seven game series? Absolutely. But no team has earned the right to be considered better than Cleveland. Not in the East.

Out west, it’s a different story. The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs are measurably better than the Cavaliers. The Oklahoma City Thunder might be, too.

Keep that in mind with regard to the Cavaliers’ championship odds. Their Eastern Conference chances, though, remain a no-brainer bet.

Who Do The Cleveland Cavaliers Play Next

Take a look at the Cavaliers’ next game. This has all the pertinent information you need to research your bets: moneylines, spreads, overs and unders. [+]

If you’re a moneyline bettor, it’s best to get your wagers in as early as possible, since those odds move the most over the course of the day. Spreads, overs and unders give you more flexibility, as those mostly remain intact or close to the same—barring a serious injury or news of an unexpected rest day for a star.

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Cleveland Cavaliers Game Schedule

Use this to look at the Cavaliers’ entire regular season schedule to formulate your own betting trends. The Cavaliers, again, are inconsistent game by game plays, but sifting through their entire schedule, both past and future games, will at least help you single out potential forthcoming bets that check in as justifiable or even certified locks.

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October 2017 (12)
Wed 4 Atlanta Hawks 19:00 Cavaliers
Fri 6 Indiana Pacers 19:30 Cavaliers
Sun 8 Cavaliers 19:00 Wizards
Tue 10 Chicago Bulls 19:00 Cavaliers
Fri 13 Cavaliers 19:00 Orlando Magic
Tue 17 Boston Celtics 20:00 Cavaliers
Fri 20 Cavaliers 19:00 Milwaukee Bucks
Sat 21 Orlando Magic 20:00 Cavaliers
Tue 24 Chicago Bulls 19:00 Cavaliers
Wed 25 Cavaliers 19:30 Brooklyn Nets
Sat 28 Cavaliers 19:00 Pelicans
Sun 29 New York Knicks 19:00 Cavaliers
November 2017 (15)
Wed 1 Indiana Pacers 19:00 Cavaliers
Fri 3 Cavaliers 19:00 Wizards
Sun 5 Atlanta Hawks 15:00 Cavaliers
Tue 7 Milwaukee Bucks 19:00 Cavaliers
Thu 9 Cavaliers 20:00 Houston Rockets
Sat 11 Cavaliers 20:30 Dallas Mavericks
Mon 13 Cavaliers 19:30 New York Knicks
Wed 15 Cavaliers 20:00 Hornets
Fri 17 L.A. Clippers 19:30 Cavaliers
Mon 20 Cavaliers 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Wed 22 Brooklyn Nets 19:00 Cavaliers
Fri 24 Hornets 20:00 Cavaliers
Mon 27 Cavaliers 19:00 Sixers
Tue 28 Miami Heat 19:00 Cavaliers
Thu 30 Cavaliers 19:30 Atlanta Hawks
December 2017 (14)
Sat 2 Grizzlies 19:30 Cavaliers
Mon 4 Cavaliers 20:00 Chicago Bulls
Wed 6 Sacramento Kings 19:00 Cavaliers
Fri 8 Cavaliers 19:00 Indiana Pacers
Sat 9 Sixers 20:00 Cavaliers
Tue 12 Atlanta Hawks 19:00 Cavaliers
Thu 14 L.A. Lakers 20:00 Cavaliers
Sat 16 Utah Jazz 19:30 Cavaliers
Sun 17 Cavaliers 18:00 Wizards
Tue 19 Cavaliers 20:00 Milwaukee Bucks
Thu 21 Chicago Bulls 19:00 Cavaliers
Mon 25 Cavaliers 15:00 Warriors
Wed 27 Cavaliers 22:00 Sacramento Kings
Sat 30 Cavaliers 20:00 Utah Jazz
January 2018 (14)
Tue 2 Blazers 19:00 Cavaliers
Wed 3 Cavaliers 20:00 Boston Celtics
Sat 6 Cavaliers 19:00 Orlando Magic
Mon 8 Cavaliers 20:00 Wolves
Thu 11 Cavaliers 20:00 Toronto Raptors
Fri 12 Cavaliers 19:00 Indiana Pacers
Mon 15 Warriors 20:00 Cavaliers
Thu 18 Orlando Magic 19:00 Cavaliers
Sat 20 Thunder 15:30 Cavaliers
Tue 23 Cavaliers 20:00 Spurs
Fri 26 Indiana Pacers 19:30 Cavaliers
Sun 28 Detroit Pistons 18:00 Cavaliers
Tue 30 Cavaliers 20:00 Detroit Pistons
Wed 31 Miami Heat 19:30 Cavaliers
February 2018 (10)
Sat 3 Houston Rockets 20:30 Cavaliers
Tue 6 Cavaliers 19:00 Orlando Magic
Wed 7 Wolves 20:00 Cavaliers
Fri 9 Cavaliers 19:30 Atlanta Hawks
Sun 11 Cavaliers 15:30 Boston Celtics
Tue 13 Cavaliers 20:00 Thunder
Thu 22 Wizards 20:00 Cavaliers
Fri 23 Cavaliers 20:00 Grizzlies
Sun 25 Spurs 15:30 Cavaliers
Tue 27 Brooklyn Nets 19:00 Cavaliers
March 2018 (16)
Thu 1 Sixers 20:00 Cavaliers
Sat 3 Denver Nuggets 19:30 Cavaliers
Mon 5 Detroit Pistons 19:00 Cavaliers
Wed 7 Cavaliers 22:30 Denver Nuggets
Fri 9 Cavaliers 22:30 L.A. Clippers
Sun 11 Cavaliers 21:00 L.A. Lakers
Tue 13 Cavaliers 22:00 Phoenix Suns
Thu 15 Cavaliers 22:00 Blazers
Sat 17 Cavaliers 20:00 Chicago Bulls
Mon 19 Milwaukee Bucks 19:00 Cavaliers
Wed 21 Toronto Raptors 19:00 Cavaliers
Fri 23 Phoenix Suns 19:30 Cavaliers
Sun 25 Cavaliers 13:00 Brooklyn Nets
Tue 27 Cavaliers 20:00 Miami Heat
Wed 28 Cavaliers 19:00 Hornets
Fri 30 Pelicans 20:00 Cavaliers
April 2018 (6)
Sun 1 Dallas Mavericks 18:00 Cavaliers
Tue 3 Toronto Raptors 19:00 Cavaliers
Thu 5 Wizards 20:00 Cavaliers
Fri 6 Cavaliers 19:00 Sixers
Mon 9 Cavaliers 19:30 New York Knicks
Wed 11 New York Knicks 20:00 Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers Standings Today

There isn’t a huge need to look at the Cavaliers’ place in the Eastern Conference every day. They will sit atop the standings for the foreseeable future. [+]

Still, these standings keep you aware of possible playoff opponents, which will aid you in your postseason betting. And if at some point the Cavaliers drop out of first or appear on the verge of dropping out of first, you’ll know it’s time to start shopping around for some long shot futures bets that go against Cleveland and could, in theory, help bolster your sportsbook purse.

 

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# team P W L + - %
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 82 53 29 8857 8641 0.646
2 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 82 51 31 9048 8787 0.622
3 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 82 51 31 8762 8417 0.622
4 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 82 49 33 8953 8805 0.598
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 82 43 39 8459 8529 0.524
6 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 82 42 40 8497 8512 0.512
7 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 82 42 40 8618 8636 0.512
8 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 82 41 41 8435 8400 0.500
9 Miami Heat Miami Heat 82 41 41 8460 8373 0.500
10 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 82 37 45 8309 8401 0.451
11 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 82 36 46 8601 8585 0.439
12 New York Knicks New York Knicks 82 31 51 8556 8857 0.378
13 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 82 29 53 8288 8827 0.354
14 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 82 28 54 8400 8867 0.341
15 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 82 20 62 8673 9225 0.244
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 82 51 31 9048 8787 0.622
2 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 82 42 40 8497 8512 0.512
3 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 82 42 40 8618 8636 0.512
4 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 82 41 41 8435 8400 0.500
5 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 82 37 45 8309 8401 0.451
1 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 82 61 21 8637 8047 0.744
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 82 55 27 9458 8985 0.671
3 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 82 43 39 8239 8199 0.524
4 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 82 34 48 8556 8728 0.415
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 82 33 49 8029 8269 0.402
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 82 67 15 9503 8549 0.817
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 82 61 21 8637 8047 0.744
3 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 82 55 27 9458 8985 0.671
4 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 82 51 31 8911 8559 0.622
5 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 82 51 31 8258 7935 0.622
6 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 82 47 35 8741 8679 0.573
7 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 82 43 39 8239 8199 0.524
8 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 82 41 41 8851 8894 0.500
9 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 82 40 42 9161 9119 0.488
10 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 82 34 48 8556 8728 0.415
11 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 82 33 49 8029 8269 0.402
12 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 82 32 50 8430 8748 0.390
13 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 82 31 51 8657 8748 0.378
14 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 82 26 56 8575 9139 0.317
15 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 82 24 58 8831 9293 0.293
1 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 82 51 31 8258 7935 0.622
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 82 47 35 8741 8679 0.573
3 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 82 41 41 8851 8894 0.500
4 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 82 40 42 9161 9119 0.488
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 82 31 51 8657 8748 0.378
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 82 49 33 8953 8805 0.598
2 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 82 43 39 8459 8529 0.524
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 82 41 41 8460 8373 0.500
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 82 36 46 8601 8585 0.439
5 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 82 29 53 8288 8827 0.354
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 82 53 29 8857 8641 0.646
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 82 51 31 8762 8417 0.622
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 82 31 51 8556 8857 0.378
4 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 82 28 54 8400 8867 0.341
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 82 20 62 8673 9225 0.244
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 82 67 15 9503 8549 0.817
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 82 51 31 8911 8559 0.622
3 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 82 32 50 8430 8748 0.390
4 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 82 26 56 8575 9139 0.317
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 82 24 58 8831 9293 0.293

How To Make Money Betting On Cleveland Cavaliers

In a vacuum, it makes sense to bet on the Cavaliers’ championship chances. Their Eastern Conference reign remains, in many ways, a formality. And if they’re locks to make the NBA Finals, that makes them a viable title play, since reaching the championship round is more than half the battle. But while this was a good line of thinking in years past, when LeBron was on the Heat and even during the first season of his return to Cleveland, there are a few things wrong with it now.

The Spurs and Warriors are both drastically better than the Cavaliers. They also happen to be, as a result, the most likely opponents the Cavaliers will face in the NBA Finals, deprecating Cleveland’s fundamental championship chances by default.

It would still be worth betting on the Cavaliers if their odds were a reflection of this, but that’s the next probelm. The odds aren’t a reflection of this. Sportsbooks still give the Cavaliers too much credit in the championship department because of how likely they are to reach the NBA Finals. So your investment will have to be pretty large to guarantee a modest to immodest return, and the likelihood of you winning that return isn’t all that high in the first blace.

Either doubling down on the Cavaliers’ conference futures or splitting your potential bet into a few bets as you search for long shots to upset Cleveland in the East is the more sensible play. And this is likely to be true for a while. The Spurs and Warriors show no signs of slowing in the near future, and the Cavaliers, once they miss out on a chance to win the title, will probably undergo some semblance of an offseason overhaul that makes it even more difficult, if completely pointless, to throw any money into their championship lines.

Don’t Haphazardly Bet On The Cavs As Future Champions

Single game Cavaliers bets are the least reliable. This is almost never the case, especially with perceived title contenders. Individual game bets are the most turbulent for everyone, since the “Any Given Sunday” rule applies, but the cream of the crop usually become dependable plays in one area, be it the over, under or spread. That just doesn’t hold true for the Cavaliers. Moneyline bets are fine, but more specific wagers will be frustrating.

The reason? The Cavaliers tend to play down to the level of their opponents. Spreads you think they should cover, they just don’t. And spreads you think they won’t cover, they do.

Cleveland’s offensive and defensive efforts are inconsistent, and that also makes it finanically irresponsible to invest in over and under gambles.

If you are hankering for some sort of trend, there is one, albeit it’s one you should take with a grain of salt.

Large spreads in their favor are worth betting against. By this, we mean that if the Cavaliers are favored by eight or more points against a given opponent, give those points to the opponent.

Bet at your responsible discretion when the opponent in question is really bad, but even then, the Cavaliers are more likely to play down to the level of their rival team than they are to blow them out.