Should Bettors Fade the Cavs in Nationally Televised Games?
The Houston Rockets made 19 three-pointers in a 120-88 blowout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. It was another embarrassing loss for the Cavs on national television.
LeBron & Co. are 0-8 straight-up and against the spread in network broadcasts since losing to the Golden State Warriors on Christmas. The matchups haven’t been close with the team losing by an average of 17 points.
LeBron told reporters after Saturday’s loss, “they should take us off every nationally-televised game for the rest of the season.” Unfortunately for James, the Cavs have 13 more contests in primetime, including a home game on Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves on ESPN.
Given the team’s recent struggles, should bettors fade the Cavs on national TV?