Cleveland vs Phoenix: prediction for the NBA match
Cleveland has some problems with the squad, so team's results worsened. Cavaliers suffered four defeats in a row. In first three matches they lost to Boston (92:98), Brooklyn (99:109) and Golden State (89:104). But in the most recent match Bickerstaff's men played in different style. They scored 112 points on Brooklyn. But it didn't help them to record a victory. Cavaliers suffered a 112:117 defeat.
In the previous match Markkanen and Allen returned to the floor, but now Darus Garland is out. He will probably miss the next game as well. It is a huge loss, because he was the best scorer for Cleveland in the previous game.
Phoenix put up a great streak of 13 victories. Sometimes it looks like the Suns are never get tired. Williams are playing well in every match.
Suns started the series of away matches with a victory over San Antonio. They beat the Spurs by a 115:111 score. Devin Booker and DeAndre Ayton were the best players for Suns in this game. Booker scored 23 points. Ayton tallied 21 points and 14 rebounds.
Paul averages 13,9 points per game in the current season
In 4 out of 5 most recent matches Cavs failed to beat the total
In the previous match Cleveland scored 112 points, but it was just an exception. Throughout the season Bickerstaff's men are playing slowly and defensively. Phoenix has a great defense, so we don't think that Cleveland will score many points. We are not expecting a high-scoring game.
Our prediction - total under 211 points
In the previous match Cleveland played well. Team suffered a defeat, but managed to put up a fight to Brooklyn and lost to Boston by only six points. Cavs should be able to put up a good performance at home.
Our second prediction - Handicap (+8,5) points for Cleveland