The Denver Nuggets (9-3) will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (6-6) in a cross-conference battle. The Nuggets dropped their last contest but are still among the top teams in the West, while the Cavaliers have won their last two.
Jamal Murray remains out for Denver with a hamstring injury. The Cavaliers will be without Donovan Mitchell (hamstring) and Isaac Okoro (knee) for Sunday’s contest.
The Nuggets are 3-point favorites according to DraftKings Sportsbook, with the total set at 215.5. Denver is -155 on the moneyline while Cleveland is +130.
Nuggets vs. Cavaliers, 6 p.m. ET
Pick ATS: Nuggets -3
This is an odd matchup to assess, as Denver is 1-4 ATS as the road team this season while Cleveland is 1-4 ATS at home. The Nuggets are 1-1 ATS after a loss, while the Cavaliers have a bit of mojo after a couple wins. Mitchell being out hinders Cleveland’s offense significantly, and the Nuggets should bounce back from Friday’s setback. Take the defending champions to win and cover here.
Over/Under: Under 215.5
The Nuggets are the most under-friendly team in the league at the moment with a 3-9 mark to the over. The Cavaliers are 6-6 on the over but were one of the top teams at hitting unders a season ago. Denver and Cleveland are not hitting their stride on offense, but both sides have done well defensively. This has all the makings of an under, even on a low total.