Spurs vs Cavaliers Game Info
2022 NBA Summer League Game
San Antonio Spurs (0-0) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (0-0)
Date: Friday, July 8, 2022
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Venue: Cox Pavilion — Las Vegas, NV
The San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers both kick off their Las Vegas Summer League action on Friday. San Antonio's roster for this tournament is headlined by a pair of 2022 first-round picks in Malaki Branham and Blake Wesley. Branham is expected to be a contributor from beyond the arc (41.6% three-point percentage in 2021) and Wesley is known for his ability to create separation from his defender.
The Cavaliers, meanwhile, will get to see No. 14 overall pick Ochai Agbaji suit up. The 6-foot-5 guard projects to be an immediate scorer off the bench after being named the Big 12 Player of the Year during his senior season at Kansas.
Spurs vs Cavaliers Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: SAS: (-194) | CLE: (+158)
Spread: SAS: -4.5 (-110) | CLE: +4.5 (-110)
Total: 165.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Odds to Win Summer League Championship: SAS: (+1900) | CLE: (+6500)
San Antonio enters this contest as a considerable favorite on the moneyline and spread. This 5 p.m. ET clash is also tied for the third-highest total of Friday's seven-game slate.
Spurs vs Cavaliers Prediction & Pick
This is nowhere near the same team Cleveland was trotting out last summer when Evan Mobley and Isaac Okoro headlined an exciting squad. This time around, R.J. Nembhard is considered the "veteran" of the group after coming to terms with the Cavaliers on a two-way deal.
San Antonio is favored by 4.5 points for a reason here. Their roster contains a couple of second-year pros, including Josh Primo. The 19-year-old averaged 5.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 19.3 minutes during his rookie campaign and already has a taste an NBA style of play. That will certainly come in handy against rookies trying to make a name for themselves.
I'll take an experienced Primo to help the Spurs cover the spread at -4.5 (-110).
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