Point Spread: -2.00 | -110.00 Cleveland (Away)
I am definitely far from a bandwagon Cavs fan, and I can almost assure you that I will be betting against them more regularly than I will be backing them this season. That being said, I am not convinced that Portland is going to be as good this year, and I think this is another good spot to bet against them.
I went against Portland on Sunday, and they lost at home by a score of 95-90 to the Warriors. Prior to that they were lit up by Rudy Gay, who scored 40 points in 104-93 Kings win. Now they have to try to defend a slimmer, supposedly improved LeBron James. He's owned the Blazers in his career, scoring 34+ points in five of his last six in Portland.
Damian Lillard has been limited by an injury to his abdomen, and he's off to a sluggish start averaging just 13.7 points per game. He was just 1-of-7 from three point range in the loss to Golden State.
LeBron is 11-2 in his last 13 versus Portland (as a Cavalier).