Suns Game Tonight vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds, Lineups, Prediction

Phoenix Suns. Mandatory Credit: Chris Coduto-USA TODAY Sports
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The Phoenix Suns have one more appetizer to finish off before Thanksgiving dinner this week. Having swallowed up their last 13 opponents, the Valley Boys now turn their attention toward the Cleveland Cavaliers, who they want to devour as well during tonight’s matchup.

But even with this season only one month deep, these two teams actually already met this year.

The Suns struck first blood, beating the Cavs 101-92 in a late October contest. Oddly enough, that dub ignited Phoenix’s current win streak, which just goes to show how long it’s been since their last loss.

But while the good guys kept winning after that first meeting, the Cavaliers have only treaded water. They currently own a 9-9 record, placing themselves as the Eastern Conference’s 10th most winningest team.

Phoenix Suns vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds, Moneyline, Over/Under

According to WynnBet, the Suns are favored at -7.0 points. Their moneyline odds are at -290, and the game’s over/under is currently at 207.0 points.

Once again, Vegas likes Phoenix tonight, which makes sense both with regard to their winning habits and Cleveland’s subpar record. If the Suns play this one at home, the spread likely widens by one or two more points, but the Cavs deserve some respect on their home floor and as a gritty and energetic team.

Phoenix Suns vs Cleveland Cavaliers Lineups

With no major injuries and the team surging, expect the same lineup as always for Phoenix tonight.

  • PG: Chris Paul
  • SG: Devin Booker
  • SF: Mikal Bridges
  • PF: Jae Crowder
  • C: Deandre Ayton

Aside from the awful news about Collin Sexton, the Cavaliers look back to full strength. With Jarrett Allen and Lauri Markkanen fully healed, they likely run with their infamous “big and tall” starting five.

  • PG: Darius Garland
  • SG: Isaac Okoro
  • SF: Dean Wade
  • PF: Lauri Markkanen
  • C: Jarrett Allen

Phoenix Suns vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction

This one feels like a trap game for Phoenix. The Cavs always play hard, and already beat a few good teams this year such as the Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, and Charlotte Hornets. They even almost beat the Golden State Warriors a few days ago.

However, the Suns still win this game, as they represent the far more superior squad when it comes to overall talent. Additionally, the Cavaliers just blew late leads against not only the Golden State Warriors, but the Brooklyn Nets right after. Meanwhile, Phoenix is the league’s most clutch team.

The Suns do not cover their seven point spread, but they do earn their 14th straight win in a close battle.

Final: Phoenix Suns 100, Cleveland Cavaliers 97

Phoenix Suns Up Next

Even with the holiday coming up, Phoenix gets little time off after this game. Heading to the Garden on Black Friday, the Suns next play the New York Knicks to continue their road trip.

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Last year, Phoenix ended a nine game winning streak for New York, largely thanks to some late game heroics from Chris Paul. If they indeed beat the Cavs and carry their streak into this game, expect the Knicks to play tough— as they look to give the Suns a taste of their own medicine.