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 109 - 93 Cavaliers +265 -323 Odds
Fri 6 Indiana Pacers 106 - 102 Cavaliers +165 -189 Odds
Sun 8 Cavaliers 94 - 102 Wizards +240 -278 Odds
Tue 10 Chicago Bulls 108 - 94 Cavaliers +360 -455 Odds
Fri 13 Cavaliers 113 - 106 Orlando Magic -130 +110 Odds
Tue 17 Reg. Boston Celtics 99 - 102 Cavaliers +175 -189 Odds
Fri 20 Reg. Cavaliers 116 - 97 Milwaukee Bucks +105 -112 Odds
Sat 21 Reg. Orlando Magic 114 - 93 Cavaliers +660 -833 Odds
Tue 24 Reg. Chicago Bulls 19:00 Cavaliers +1050 -1667 Odds
Wed 25 Reg. Cavaliers 19:30 Brooklyn Nets
Sat 28 Reg. Cavaliers 19:00 Pelicans
Sun 29 Reg. New York Knicks 19:00 Cavaliers
November 2017 (15)
Wed 1 Reg. Indiana Pacers 19:00 Cavaliers
Fri 3 Reg. Cavaliers 19:00 Wizards
Sun 5 Reg. Atlanta Hawks 15:00 Cavaliers
Tue 7 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 19:00 Cavaliers
Thu 9 Reg. Cavaliers 20:00 Houston Rockets
Sat 11 Reg. Cavaliers 20:30 Dallas Mavericks
Mon 13 Reg. Cavaliers 19:30 New York Knicks
Wed 15 Reg. Cavaliers 20:00 Hornets
Fri 17 Reg. L.A. Clippers 19:30 Cavaliers
Mon 20 Reg. Cavaliers 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Wed 22 Reg. Brooklyn Nets 19:00 Cavaliers
Fri 24 Reg. Hornets 20:00 Cavaliers
Mon 27 Reg. Cavaliers 19:00 Sixers
Tue 28 Reg. Miami Heat 19:00 Cavaliers
Thu 30 Reg. Cavaliers 19:30 Atlanta Hawks
December 2017 (14)
Sat 2 Reg. Grizzlies 19:30 Cavaliers
Mon 4 Reg. Cavaliers 20:00 Chicago Bulls
Wed 6 Reg. Sacramento Kings 19:00 Cavaliers
Fri 8 Reg. Cavaliers 19:00 Indiana Pacers
Sat 9 Reg. Sixers 20:00 Cavaliers
Tue 12 Reg. Atlanta Hawks 19:00 Cavaliers
Thu 14 Reg. L.A. Lakers 20:00 Cavaliers
Sat 16 Reg. Utah Jazz 19:30 Cavaliers
Sun 17 Reg. Cavaliers 18:00 Wizards
Tue 19 Reg. Cavaliers 20:00 Milwaukee Bucks
Thu 21 Reg. Chicago Bulls 19:00 Cavaliers
Mon 25 Reg. Cavaliers 15:00 Warriors
Wed 27 Reg. Cavaliers 22:00 Sacramento Kings
Sat 30 Reg. Cavaliers 20:00 Utah Jazz
January 2018 (14)
Tue 2 Reg. Blazers 19:00 Cavaliers
Wed 3 Reg. Cavaliers 20:00 Boston Celtics
Sat 6 Reg. Cavaliers 19:00 Orlando Magic
Mon 8 Reg. Cavaliers 20:00 Wolves
Thu 11 Reg. Cavaliers 20:00 Toronto Raptors
Fri 12 Reg. Cavaliers 19:00 Indiana Pacers
Mon 15 Reg. Warriors 20:00 Cavaliers
Thu 18 Reg. Orlando Magic 19:00 Cavaliers
Sat 20 Reg. Thunder 15:30 Cavaliers
Tue 23 Reg. Cavaliers 20:00 Spurs
Fri 26 Reg. Indiana Pacers 19:30 Cavaliers
Sun 28 Reg. Detroit Pistons 18:00 Cavaliers
Tue 30 Reg. Cavaliers 20:00 Detroit Pistons
Wed 31 Reg. Miami Heat 19:30 Cavaliers
February 2018 (10)
Sat 3 Reg. Houston Rockets 20:30 Cavaliers
Tue 6 Reg. Cavaliers 19:00 Orlando Magic
Wed 7 Reg. Wolves 20:00 Cavaliers
Fri 9 Reg. Cavaliers 19:30 Atlanta Hawks
Sun 11 Reg. Cavaliers 15:30 Boston Celtics
Tue 13 Reg. Cavaliers 20:00 Thunder
Thu 22 Reg. Wizards 20:00 Cavaliers
Fri 23 Reg. Cavaliers 20:00 Grizzlies
Sun 25 Reg. Spurs 15:30 Cavaliers
Tue 27 Reg. Brooklyn Nets 19:00 Cavaliers
March 2018 (16)
Thu 1 Reg. Sixers 20:00 Cavaliers
Sat 3 Reg. Denver Nuggets 19:30 Cavaliers
Mon 5 Reg. Detroit Pistons 19:00 Cavaliers
Wed 7 Reg. Cavaliers 22:30 Denver Nuggets
Fri 9 Reg. Cavaliers 22:30 L.A. Clippers
Sun 11 Reg. Cavaliers 21:00 L.A. Lakers
Tue 13 Reg. Cavaliers 22:00 Phoenix Suns
Thu 15 Reg. Cavaliers 22:00 Blazers
Sat 17 Reg. Cavaliers 20:00 Chicago Bulls
Mon 19 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 19:00 Cavaliers
Wed 21 Reg. Toronto Raptors 19:00 Cavaliers
Fri 23 Reg. Phoenix Suns 19:30 Cavaliers
Sun 25 Reg. Cavaliers 13:00 Brooklyn Nets
Tue 27 Reg. Cavaliers 20:00 Miami Heat
Wed 28 Reg. Cavaliers 19:00 Hornets
Fri 30 Reg. Pelicans 20:00 Cavaliers
April 2018 (6)
Sun 1 Reg. Dallas Mavericks 18:00 Cavaliers
Tue 3 Reg. Toronto Raptors 19:00 Cavaliers
Thu 5 Reg. Wizards 20:00 Cavaliers
Fri 6 Reg. 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 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 2 2 0 245 194 1.000
2 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 2 2 0 235 226 1.000
3 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 3 2 1 351 328 0.667
4 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 3 2 1 373 365 0.667
5 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 3 2 1 318 326 0.667
6 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 3 2 1 311 310 0.667
7 Miami Heat Miami Heat 3 2 1 325 317 0.667
8 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 2 1 1 199 193 0.500
9 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 4 2 2 410 409 0.500
10 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 3 1 2 344 357 0.333
11 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 3 1 2 301 302 0.333
12 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 4 1 3 405 440 0.250
13 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 4 1 3 398 436 0.250
14 New York Knicks New York Knicks 2 0 2 191 216 0
15 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 2 0 2 177 204 0
1 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 3 2 1 318 326 0.667
2 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 3 2 1 311 310 0.667
3 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 4 2 2 410 409 0.500
4 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 3 1 2 344 357 0.333
5 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 2 0 2 177 204 0
1 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 2 2 0 214 192 1.000
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 2 2 0 194 176 1.000
3 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 3 3 0 334 312 1.000
4 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 3 1 2 330 343 0.333
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 3 0 3 290 317 0
1 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 2 2 0 238 180 1.000
2 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 2 2 0 214 192 1.000
3 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 2 2 0 194 176 1.000
4 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 3 3 0 334 312 1.000
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 3 2 1 314 317 0.667
6 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 3 2 1 348 285 0.667
7 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 3 2 1 299 283 0.667
8 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 2 1 1 192 185 0.500
9 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 3 1 2 350 353 0.333
10 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 3 1 2 330 343 0.333
11 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 3 1 2 336 357 0.333
12 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 3 1 2 305 295 0.333
13 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 3 1 2 272 289 0.333
14 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 3 0 3 294 386 0
15 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 3 0 3 290 317 0
1 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 3 2 1 314 317 0.667
2 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 3 2 1 348 285 0.667
3 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 3 2 1 299 283 0.667
4 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 2 1 1 192 185 0.500
5 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 3 1 2 305 295 0.333
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 2 2 0 235 226 1.000
2 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 3 2 1 351 328 0.667
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 3 2 1 325 317 0.667
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 2 1 1 199 193 0.500
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 4 1 3 405 440 0.250
1 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 2 2 0 245 194 1.000
2 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 3 2 1 373 365 0.667
3 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 3 1 2 301 302 0.333
4 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 4 1 3 398 436 0.250
5 New York Knicks New York Knicks 2 0 2 191 216 0
1 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 2 2 0 238 180 1.000
2 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 3 1 2 350 353 0.333
3 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 3 1 2 336 357 0.333
4 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 3 1 2 272 289 0.333
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 3 0 3 294 386 0

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.