Cleveland Cavaliers (44-38, 42-37-3 ATS) @ Brooklyn Nets (44-38, 33-47-2 ATS), 7 p.m. EST
Lines/News: Ben Simmons remains out for the Nets, who still have the second-shortest odds to win the East. He has not played a game all season. The Nets are 8.5-point favorites and the O/U is 228.5 on DraftKings Sportsbook. In the prior meeting on April 8 in Brooklyn, the Nets won 118-107. Both teams last played on Sunday. The Cavaliers are 3-7 straight up over their last 10 games with a one-game winning streak. The Nets are 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games with a four-game winning streak. The Cavaliers on the season are 37-44-1 to the Over and the Nets are 40-41-1.
Cavaliers Trends: The Cavaliers are 20-20-1 against the spread (ATS) on the road this season and 4-9-1 ATS as underdogs in their last 14 games. The Cavaliers are 0-2 ATS against the Nets on the road this season.
Nets Trends: The Nets are 6-26 ATS as home favorites this season. They are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games. The Over is 1-5 in the last six Nets games
Player Trends: Cleveland Cavaliers Darius Garland (O/U 25.5 points) has scored 26+ points in seven of his last 37 (18.92%) when his team is the underdog this season (avg. 20.5). He’s scored 26+ points in six of his 20 (30%), overall (avg. 24.35). He’s averaged 26.5 points in two games versus the Nets this season.
Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant (O/U 31.5 points) has scored 32+ points in 11 of his 31 (35.48%) at home (avg. 29.2). He’s scored 32+ points in nine of his 20 (45%, avg. 30.1). Versus the Cavs this season, he’s averaged 28.7 points (three games).
Los Angeles Clippers (42-40, 41-41 ATS) @ Minnesota Timberwolves (46-36, 42-38-2 ATS), 9:30 p.m. ET.
Lines/News: The Timberwolves are 3.5-point favorites in trying to make the official playoffs for just the second time since Kevin Garnett was on the team. The O/U is 230.5 on DraftKings Sportsbook. In the previous meeting, on January 3 in Los Angeles, Minnesota won 122-104. Both squads last played on Sunday. The Clippers are 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games with a five-game winning streak. The Timberwolves are 4-6 straight up over their last 10 games with a one-game losing streak. The Clippers on the season are 38-41-3 to the Over and the Timberwolves 50-32.
Clippers Trends: The Clippers are 20-20-1 against the spread (ATS) on the road this season and 2-6 ATS as underdogs in their last eight games. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS against the Timberwolves in their last five games
Timberwolves Trends: The Timberwolves are 16-11-2 ATS as home favorites this season. The Timberwolves are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games. The Over is 5-0 in the last five T-Wolves games.