Nuggets vs Cavaliers Prediction, Odds & Betting Insights for NBA Summer League Game on FanDuel Sportsbook
By Larry Rupp
Nuggets vs Cavaliers Game Info
2022 NBA Summer League Game
Denver Nuggets (0-1) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (1-0)
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: Cox Pavilion — Las Vegas, NV
The Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers meet head-to-head in Summer League action on Sunday night. The Nuggets enter following a 85-78 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves in which they shot only 21.4% from three-point range. Rookie Christian Braun led Denver with 18 points and 6 rebounds.
Meanwhile, the Cavaliers leaned on a couple of second-year pros to grab a 99-90 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. RJ Nembhard Jr. balled out to the tune of 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists as Amar Sylla joined in with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Five players scored in double digits.
Nuggets vs Cavaliers Odds & Spread
All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: DEN: (+116) | CLE: (-142)
Spread: DEN: +2.5 (-110) | CLE: -2.5 (-110)
Total: 172.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Odds to Win Summer League Championship: DEN: (+14000) | CLE: (+2700)
Cleveland enters this contest as a slight favorite on the moneyline and spread. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features the lowest total of Sunday's eight-game slate.
Nuggets vs Cavaliers Prediction & Pick
Braun's fellow rookie Peyton Watson tallied six turnovers in the team's opening loss, but showed a willingness to shoot (4-for-13) that wasn't there for him in college. It's also rare to see Braun go only 1-for-7 from three-point range. The Nuggets have an opportunity to turn things around right away.
Cleveland pushed all the right buttons in their win, turning the ball over only seven times and nailing 12 shots from beyond the arc. A bit of regression can be expected against a Denver team that isn't afraid to play with physicality. This matchup will be a real test for the Cavaliers' young players.
Although they might not get the win, back the Nuggets to cover the +2.5 spread (-110).
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