Nets vs. Cavs NBA Betting Model Picks, Predictions: Sharps, System Aligned on Monday Night
Mike Stobe/Getty Images. Pictured: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets.
Nets vs. Cavs Odds
|Date||Monday, Nov. 22|
|Time||7 p.m. ET|
*Odds as of Monday afternoon
The Brooklyn Nets travel to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers on Monday night.
The Cavs look surprisingly solid this season but will have to deal with injury woes the rest of the way. The team announced that point guard Collin Sexton would miss the rest of the year after undergoing surgery on his meniscus.
Meanwhile, wunderkind big man Evan Mobley — a favorite for the Rookie of the Year award — will miss the next two to four weeks with a ligament sprain in his right elbow.
The Nets are dealing with some personnel absences themselves — none as big as Kyrie Irving, who has not played this season because he refuses to get vaccinated. A New York City mandate requires one to be vaccinated in order to work in the city.
Still, Kevin Durant is balling out, as per usual. He’s averaging 28.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game in Irving’s absence. All those numbers are higher than his career averages.
James Harden, though, has struggled out the gate. He’s averaging a career low in free throws — perhaps due to the rule changes that eliminated many of the ways Harden got to the line — and has been generally inefficient from across the floor, too.
The former MVP is putting up his worst numbers since the 2011-12 season — when he played third-fiddle to Durant and Russell Westbrook on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
With these factors in mind, let’s see what The Action Network’s model says about this game.