Cleveland Cavaliers 2019-20 Team Preview And Win Total Pick

Saturday, August 3, 2019 6:35 PM UTC

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 6:35 PM UTC

The Cleveland Cavaliers are still dealing with the fallout from losing LeBron James to the Lakers this time last year, and 2019-2020 may be even worse than last season. Does that mean we should take a look at an under play on their season win total odds?
<div><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Cavaliers NBA Odds</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Central Division: (+15000)</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Eastern Conference: (+15000)</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>NBA Championship (+50000)</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Win Total: 24.5</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><a href=";book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Odds offered by BetOnline</strong></a></p><p style="text-align:center"> </p><p><strong>Tanking Season From The Start</strong></p><p>For the Cavs, this season there is one goal, and that is the number one overall pick in the 2020 draft. In what could be a weaker free agency summer, the Cavs will be on the lookout for players they can pair with Collin Sexton and start to rebuild out of the hole that James left…again.</p><p>This time around the pathway might not revolve around drafting a player like Kyrie Irving either. The Cavs have some question marks around Darius Garland. It remains to be seen if the rookie will be ready to start training camp, after undergoing two knee procedures this offseason. Combine that with a lot of players on the last year of their contracts and you have a situation ripe for selling and tanking.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Buyouts And Sell Offs</strong></p><p>While the Cavs still have some young and older talent on their roster leftover from the LeBron years, other than Kevin Love, who may be impossible to move via a trade unless he is back to his old self, they do have a lot of veterans on the final years of their deals that will almost certainly not be on the team by the end of the year.</p><p>Tristan Thompson could be an interesting trade asset for the Cavs depending on who is buying. I’m almost positive he won’t stay on the team long if a contender wants to scoop him up as a short term rental.</p><p>Brandon Knight is also on the final year of his huge deal and he’ll more than likely be bought out eventually. John Henson, Jordan Clarkson, and Matthew Dellavedova are all on the final years of their contracts as well. Buyouts or trades are more than likely coming for all three of those guys.</p><p>So, even if Love stays put because of the $120 million left on his contract, the if the rest of those guys get moved, the remaining Cavs are young, inexperienced, and not very good.</p><p>Let’s assume Love gets rested or comes down with a phantom injury at some point too. Then you have a Cavs team that even modest NBA fans may not be able to name more than one or two players from.</p><p>Considering this, I’m taking a shot on the under for the Cavs’ season wins. Even if they try to be competitive early in the season, that won’t be easy in an ever-toughening division. Don’t be surprised if the Cavs tank this season and trade or buyout as many veterans as they can, in hopes of getting the number one pick.</p><p>They’ll have some competition for that spot with the Hornets and potentially the Knicks if they go out selling again, but the Cavs may get lucky based on how little they will care about winning in 2019-20.</p><p><strong>My Pick: UNDER 24.5 Wins </strong></p></div>
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