Cavaliers vs Thunder prediction and odds for Friday, January 27

Will tonight be the night Donovan Mitchell returns from injury for the Cleveland Cavalier, or will they have to wait? Mitchell is listed as questionable for this game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in OKC, so there’s a chance he could return for the Cavs who are coming off a 113-95 win over Houston.

Both OKC and Houston have tanked in recent years, but they are now in very different places. The Thunder are 23-25 ​​with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as the legitimate star player who can take on anyone in the league.

If Mitchell is back on the court, we’ll have a fantastic showdown between two of the best guards in basketball. If not, we still have an intriguing matchup in Oklahoma, so let’s get into the odds.

Cavaliers vs Thunder odds, spread and total

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It really comes down to whether Mitchell plays tonight. Mitchell missed five games and I still expect NBA teams to exercise extreme caution in the regular season. So I expect him to be sidelined for at least one more game. Without Mitchell the offense hasn’t really gone down that much, for the season they’re tenth in offensive rating, in the last five games they’re 14th. The problem is close games, the Cavs lost two one-possession games without Mitchell, 115-114 to Memphis and 105-103 to New York.

Without Mitchell, Cleveland just doesn’t have the same offensive options in the aftermath of a close game and they don’t have the guy they lean on to hit the big shot. Memphis had Ja Morant, New York had Jalen Brunson and OKC had SGA.

The Thunder are 14-10 at home this year, and they are the one-point favorites in this game. They’ll miss having Lu Dort on the floor, but it’s not that big a loss and Mitchell is, so I’ll take the Thunder.

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Posted on Jan 27, 2023 11:29 a.m.

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