Suns vs. Cavaliers NBA Preview (3/11/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 11, 2024 - Last Updated on March 20, 2024
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Cavs vs. Suns Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers welcome the Phoenix Suns on Monday in a matchup of Eastern and Western Conference contenders. The game will tip off at 7:30 p.m. ET from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

Suns vs. Cavaliers pregame odds

According to the latest NBA betting odds, the Cavaliers are a home underdog for their first meeting of the season with the Suns. For the season, Cleveland is 31-31-2 against the spread, while Phoenix is 25-37-2 on that metric. Current odds for tonight’s game from sports betting apps in Massachusetts are as follows:

  • DraftKings: Cavaliers +6, over/under 220.5
  • FanDuel: Cavaliers +6, over/under 221.0
  • Caesars: Cavaliers +6.5, over/under 221.0
  • BetMGM: Cavaliers +6.5, over/under 220.5

Odds are subject to change and vary between sportsbooks for the Suns vs. Cavaliers. 

Suns vs. Cavs projected starting lineups

Suns starting lineup

  • PG: Devin Booker (game-time decision)
  • SG: Bradley Beal
  • SF: Grayson Allen   
  • PF: Kevin Durant
  • C: Jusuf Nurkic

Cavs starting lineup

  • PG: Darius Garland (game-time decision)
  • SG: Donovan Mitchell (game-time decision)
  • SF: Max Strus (game-time decision)
  • PF: Dean Wade (game-time decision)
  • C: Jarrett Allen

Suns vs. Cavs injuries

Phoenix guard Devin Booker is listed as a game-time decision. He has missed the last four games due to a right ankle sprain. Cleveland has several players listed as GTDs. Forward Dean Wade missed the last game due to a personal matter, while forward Max Strus was out due to a knee injury. Guard Donovan Mitchell has been out for the last six games with a knee injury.

Team standings & stats for tonight’s game

Phoenix Suns team stats

The 37-27 Suns have put up an even split — five wins and five losses — in their last 10 games. Overall, Phoenix ranks sixth in the Western Conference coming off a 117-107 loss to the Boston Celtics on Saturday behind 45 points from Kevin Durant and a double-double from Jusuf Nurkic. After getting the win over the Cavs, Phoenix travels to take on the Boston Celtics. Here is where the Suns rank in key stats on the season so far:

  • Points per game: 117.0 (12th)
  • Points allowed per game: 114.3 (16th)
  • Rebounds per game: 44.0 (12th)
  • Assists per game: 26.5 (14th)
  • FG%: 49.2 (5th)
  • 3PT%: 37.6 (7th)

Cleveland Cavaliers team stats

The Cavaliers, meanwhile, are 41-23 and third in the Eastern Conference. Last time out, they lost to the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 120-101. Like the Suns, the Cavs are 5-5 in their last 10, including a big win over the Celtics last Tuesday. As a team, here is where Cleveland ranks in the main offensive categories:

  • Points per game: 113.8 (18th)
  • Points allowed per game: 109.5 (4th)
  • Rebounds per game: 44.5 (8th)
  • Assists per game: 27.7 (10th)
  • FG%: 47.9 (13th)
  • 3PT%: 36.6 (16th)

Player stats for Suns vs. Cavaliers

Phoenix Suns leaders

The Suns head into Monday’s game against Cleveland following a loss to the Boston Celtics. Here are Phoenix’s leaders from their most recent game:

  • Kevin Durant (PF): 45 PTS, 10 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Bradley Beal (SG): 25 PTS, 1 RB, 4 ASTS
  • Bol Bol (C): 13 PTS, 4 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Jusuf Nurkic (C): 11 PTS, 11 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Grayson Allen (SG): 7 PTS, 5 RBS, 2 ASTS

Kevin Durant leads the Suns in scoring. Along with Devin Booker, Phoenix has one of the best duos in the NBA. Here are the Suns’ leaders entering tonight’s game:

  • Kevin Durant (PF): 28.3 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 5.5 APG
  • Devin Booker (SG): 27.5 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 6.8 APG
  • Bradley Beal (SG): 18.4 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 4.6 APG
  • Grayson Allen (SG): 13.0 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 3.1 APG
  • Eric Gordon (SG): 12.0 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 2.2 APG

Cleveland Cavaliers leaders

Cleveland has struggled in their last 10 games, losing to the Brooklyn Nets. Up next the Cavaliers host the Miami Heat. Here are the leaders for Cleveland from the loss to the Nets:

  • Georges Niang (SF): 20 PTS, 3 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Jarrett Allen (C): 15 PTS, 9 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Darius Garland (PG): 14 PTS, 1 RB, 5 ASTS
  • Craig Porter (G): 13 PTS, 2 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Isaac Okoro (SF): 11 PTS, 4 RBS, 1 AST

Donovan Mitchell leads the Cavaliers in scoring. Here are the season leaders for Cleveland going into tonight’s game:

  • Donovan Mitchell (SG): 28.0 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 6.2 APG
  • Darius Garland (PG): 18.5 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 6.3 APG
  • Jarrett Allen (C): 16.2 PPG, 10.7 RPG, 2.7 APG
  • Evan Mobley (PF): 15.6 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 3.1 APG
  • Caris Levert (SG): 13.8 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 4.8 APG
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