Founded in 1970 as an expansion franchise, the Cleveland Cavaliers are the only charter member of the Central Division left. Although achieving some success through the first portions of their franchise life, the Cavs didn’t really take off until landing hometown hero and superstar, LeBron James. Under James, the Cavs won four division titles and made three NBA Finals appearances albeit in losing efforts. Despite still looking for their first NBA title, the Cavs are a solid bet provided they are still home to “King James”.
Cleveland Cavaliers Next Game
This is what is next for the Cleveland Cavaliers along with game details and what betting lines to expect from the best sportsbooks. Check back to see how the score shapes up.
This is the schedule for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. The table makes viewing their home and road games separately, which is key to measuring their overall performance.
Cleveland Cavaliers Scores And Standings
Here is where the Cleveland Cavaliers rank in terms of the division or conference. Other stats like winning streaks, points for (+) and points against (-) are provided.
Bet On Cleveland Cavaliers Games
If you’re betting on basketball, you’ll probably bet on the Cavaliers. A straightforward way to get in on the action is by playing the money line. In this system, you place a wager on either team to win straight up and the pay you receive depends on their odds. Minus odds like -280 means they’re a favorite and you need $280 to win $100. Plus odds like +205 means they’re underdogs and you win $20 on a $100 wager.
King of Cleveland: amidst all the mixed reactions he gets as both a player and sports personality, LeBron James is easily the city’s most renowned figure. Born in Akron, Ohio, LeBron was drafted by the Cavs in the 2003 NBA Draft. In only his fourth season, he led the franchise to their first ever NBA Finals appearance. Two division titles followed before James moved to Miami for four seasons before again returning to Cleveland and leading them back to consecutive division titles and NBA Finals appearances.
Playoff heartbreak: despite the best efforts of James, the franchise still hasn’t won an NBA title (as of 2016) and has primarily been known for its history of heartbreak. From 1987 to 1998 the franchise made nine playoff appearances but only advanced past the first round twice, losing to the Bulls both times. During that nine-playoff run, the Cavs were eliminated by the Bulls five times.
Spread the Cavs: sometimes the Cavs have steep prices on the money line so betting them on the point spread may be a more viable option. The spread gives the Cavs at cheaper prices but they will have to “cover” an allotted amount of points. A spread of -11.5 means the Cavs need to win by over 11 points while a spread of +4.5 means the Cavs can lose by up to 4 points. Take the numbers and subtract (-) or add (+) them to the Cavs’ final score. The results should still reflect a victory.