Suns vs. Cavaliers NBA Odds & Picks: Sharp Action Backing Home Underdogs (Tuesday, May 4)
David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- The Suns are fighting for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and are heavy favorites in Cleveland.
- Sharp action indicates the spread is too high, Michael Walton lays out in our PRO Report.
NBA Odds: Suns vs. Cavaliers
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The Phoenix Suns continue their quest to snag the top seed in Western Conference on Tuesday when they take on the host Cleveland Cavaliers. Phoenix, which has won four consecutive games, face a Cavaliers team that has lost its last six games.
Over the last five contests, Phoenix has possessed the best offensive rating in the league, scoring 123.7 points per 100 possessions. That incredible offensive efficiency has helped the Suns cover in three of their last four games, and has further vaulted Chris Paul into the MVP conversation.
The Cavaliers are among the teams clearly heading to the NBA Draft lottery, but they’re still trying their best to build some a modicum of team chemistry with their young squad.
Cleveland has been terrible against the spread (ATS), but it has performed better at home, going 14-17 ATS at RocketMortgage FieldHouse.
With this ATS home record in mind, our latest PRO Report shows sharp bettors are backing the home underdog to keep things close.
NBA Picks: Suns vs. Cavaliers
The line for Suns vs. Cavaliers opened up at Cavaliers +13 before it was pushed down to +12.5 points.
Since this morning, there have been two Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on Cleveland. This is an indicator of the sharp action moving the spread.
PRO Report Pick: Cavaliers +12.5