For the second time in Las Vegas, the Brooklyn Nets will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers, this time with a trip to the Summer League Final on the line.
The Cavs won the first meeting between these teams 101-97, and they haven’t lost a game this summer.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn is on a three-game winning streak, led by youngsters Jalen Wilson, Noah Clowney and Kennedy Chandler.
With Cleveland riding Isaiah Mobley, Emoji Bates, Sam Merrill and Sharife Cooper this summer, the team is showing you don’t need a first-round pick to compete in Las Vegas.
Let’s dive into the odds for this semifinal and break down my best bet:
Nets vs. Cavaliers odds, spread and total
- Nets +3 (-110)
- Cavs -3 (-110)
- Nets: +130
- Cavs: -150
- 183.5 (Over -110/Under -110)
Odds are available via DraftKings Sportsbook.
Nets vs. Cavaliers prediction and pick
Cleveland won the first meeting between these teams by four points, so it makes sense that it is favored by three in this meeting.
I think the Cavs are in a good spot to cover after looking back at the first matchup between these teams. Both teams shot similar percentages from the field and 3, but the Cavs turned the ball over 20 times (!!) and still won.
If Cleveland can clean up the turnovers, the team should be in a great spot to beat the Nets on Sunday.
Cleveland also has two 23-point wins this summer to go along with two four-point wins. The Nets, on the other hand, needed overtime to beat a struggling Toronto team in their last game.
Based on the first meeting, I’ll ride with the Cavs to make the Summer League Final.
Pick: Cavs -3 (-110)
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.