Monday Quick Pick: Cavs' Road Trends Suggest 'Under' vs. Wolves

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Jordan Sharp

Monday, January 8, 2018 3:33 PM GMT

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 3:33 PM GMT

Slowly but surely the Wolves are playing better defense this season. Even though they have lost two of their last three games, Minnesota playing at home Monday makes the total against the Cavs another strong Monday value play.

Cavaliers at WolvesFree NBA Pick: Under 221.5Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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Even though the Cavs have not been able to cover to save their lives, their totals have been a much bigger cash cow. On the road the Cavs are 11-9 cashing the 'under,' and they have cashed the under in seven of their last nine road games.

On the other side you have Minnesota, which after starting the year as one of the worst defenses in the NBA has put together a nice six-game stretch. The Wolves improved their defensive rating to 109.4, which is threatening to crack the top 20.

Even though these are two below-average defensive teams for the season, the Cavs are holding their opponents to an average of just 106.6 points per game on the road, which is much better than their home averages. In their 7-2 'under' cashing streak from their last nine road games, they are allowing even fewer points than their season average,

With the Wolves cashing the 'under' in six straight games, look for the 'under' on this inflated total.

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