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The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a strong start in the 2024 campaign and are poised to be a solid contender in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Led by star guards Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland, along with double-double machine Evan Mobley, the future of the team looks bright as the Cavs look to win their first playoff series since the second departure of LeBron James.

On this page, you’ll find Cleveland Cavaliers single-game, playoff, and Championship odds, as well as information about how to watch Cavs games. We’ve also composed a brief history of the team and some insights on how to start betting on the team.

How to bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers on an online sportsbook in Ohio

You can bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers on an online sportsbook in Ohio by following these steps:

  1. Review our sportsbook guides: Learning more about the unique features of online Ohio sportsbooks will help you get a sense of what to expect before you register. Our detailed reviews will also include an overall score of the bookmaker based on key characteristics and performance, as well as provide welcome bonus information (and promo codes where applicable) so you can maximize the signup offer.
  2. Complete your registrations: Having multiple sportsbooks in your gambling arsenal will help you to shop the odds and find the best deals for your sports betting ventures. You can find links to the sportsbook signup forms within the reviews we mentioned above. After completing them, you can move on to Step 3.
  3. Make an online deposit: Whether you’re using online banking, a debit card, Venmo, PayPal, or any of the other banking services provided at the online sportsbook, you’ll need to fund your account with real money (even if you’re planning to use bonus bets from a welcome offer). The amount you deposit will mostly be up to you, as there are minimums and maximums in place; we recommend going with enough money to get the highest-value bonus offer while still being within your financial means.
  4. Do your research: Gathering as much information as you can about matchups and betting trends will help you to find hidden betting value and turn more of your wagers into winners. Following betting sharps can help point you in the right direction, but you are responsible for making well-informed bets.

Which bet types are available for the Cleveland Cavaliers?

There are many different bet types available for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and it would be wise to develop betting strategies around each option. Here are a few of the most popular markets.

  • Spread Bets: While moneyline bets focus on which team will win a game straight-up, spread bets focus instead on the margin of victory. If the Cavaliers are betting favorites against, say, the Detroit Pistons, sportsbooks may set the spread at 8.5 points. In this case, picking Cleveland on the spread would require the Cavs to win by nine points or more. If they still win but only beat Detroit by five points, the bet on Cleveland would be scored as a loss.
  • Totals bets: Instead of betting on a team to win or lose, you could instead try your hand at totals betting. Sometimes called an “over/under” bet, this type is a prediction on the combined point total of the Cavaliers and their opponent without worrying about which team comes out on top.
  • Points+Assists+Rebounds (PAR) bets: Points+Assists+Rebounds bets are an excellent example of a prop bet that has surged in popularity in recent years. Because it is a prop bet, it doesn’t require your team to win for a payout. Instead, you are trying to predict whether a player will finish with a higher or lower PAR total than the line set by the sportsbook.

How can I watch or stream the Cleveland Cavaliers in Ohio?

You can watch Cleveland Cavaliers games in Ohio by streaming through the Bally Sports app or on TV through Bally Sports Ohio. Certain games may also be available on ESPN, TNT, or ABC. Keep in mind that streaming services are subject to local blackouts.

Do the Cleveland Cavaliers have any sportsbook partnerships?

Yes, the Cleveland Cavaliers have an official sports betting partnership with Caesars Sportsbook Ohio, a deal they’ve had in place since February 2022. Caesars operates a retail sportsbook at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, where the Cavs play their home games and is open daily from 11 AM to 11 PM.

Where do the Cleveland Cavaliers play?

The Cleveland Cavaliers play their home games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The venue opened in 1994 and is adjacent to Progressive Field, the home of the Cleveland Guardians. From October 1994 until August 2005, the stadium went by the name Gund Arena before changing to Quicken Loans Arena; the current name is a result of Quicken Loans’ rebranding to Rocket Mortgage.

Located at 1 Center Court, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is also home to the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL), the Men’s and Women’s Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championships, WWE events, and boxing matches. It was also the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention.

How do I buy tickets to see the Cleveland Cavaliers play live?

You can buy tickets to see the Cleveland Cavaliers play live by buying them online through sites like Ticketmaster, StubHub, SeatGeek, or VividSeats. Cavaliers tickets are digital-only, so you’ll need to have a cell phone or other mobile device to get into the arena.

History of the Cleveland Cavaliers

It took a long time for an NBA Championship to make its way into the history of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Let’s take a look at some of the key moments that led to a title throughout the team’s timeline.

  • 1970: The Cavaliers join the NBA as an expansion franchise.
  • 1976: Cleveland posts its first winning record (49-33), resulting in a Central Division title and the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Cavs also won their first playoff series, defeating the Washington Bullets in seven games in the Conference semifinals. However, they lost in the Eastern Conference Finals to the top-seeded Boston Celtics who were en route to their fifth consecutive NBA championship.
  • 1980: Ted Stepien takes on an ownership stake in the team at 38% interest, with an eventual 82% ownership share by the end of the year. Throughout the 80s, Stepien made a habit of trading future draft picks for mid-tier veteran players, including five Top-11 draft picks (four to the Dallas Mavericks and a first overall pick to the Los Angeles Lakers, which was used to select James Worthy). As a result, the NBA imposed a rule that players must hold at least one first round pick every other year to avoid bleeding their team dry of prospects.
  • 1982: The Cavaliers set an NBA record (which has since been broken) with a 24-game losing streak between March and November.
  • 1988: Cleveland sets a new franchise record with 57 wins but finishes second in the Central Division and loses to the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs.
  • 1992: The Cavaliers return to the Eastern Conference Finals after tying their franchise record with 57 wins and beating the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics in the first two rounds of the playoffs. However, the Chicago Bulls once again ended Cleveland’s playoff hopes.
  • 1994: For the third consecutive season and the fifth time in six consecutive playoff appearances, the Bulls end the Cavaliers’ season, this time in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
  • 2003: Cleveland finishes with a 17-65 record, tied for the worst in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets. The Cavaliers would win the draft lottery for the first overall selection and would take Akron, OH native LeBron James with the pick.
  • 2005: Dan Gilbert takes over as owner of the team, who then hires Mike Brown as head coach and Danny Ferry as general manager. This new leadership group would lead Cleveland to five consecutive playoff appearances, all of which were at least to the second round, between 2006 and 2010.
  • 2007: Cleveland advances to the NBA Finals for the first time in team history but gets swept by the San Antonio Spurs. The series had the lowest TV ratings of any NBA Finals matchup.
  • 2010: LeBron James leaves the Cavaliers in free agency to join the Miami Heat. James announced his departure during a 75-minute TV special on ESPN called The Decision. Cleveland fans were outraged by the move, and owner Dan Gilbert posted a letter on the team website that referred to LeBron’s decision as a "selfish," "heartless," "callous," and "cowardly betrayal."
  • 2011: Following LeBron’s departure, Cleveland wins the draft lottery and selects point guard Kyrie Irving. The Cavaliers would pick first overall two more times in the following three seasons, taking Anthony Bennett in
  • 2013 and Andrew Wiggins in 2014. The series of three first overall picks in four years fueled a conspiracy theory that the NBA was trying to soften the blow of LeBron leaving with draft pick compensation.
  • 2014: After four seasons in Miami with an NBA Finals appearance each season (with two Championships under his belt), LeBron James returned to Cleveland, leading to NBA Finals appearances in each of the next four seasons.
  • 2016: Despite trailing three games to one in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors (who set an NBA record with a 73-9 record in the regular season), the Cavaliers rallied to win the final three games of the series to claim their first NBA Championship. LeBron James was named the Finals MVP, becoming the first player in NBA history to lead all players in a Finals series in points, assists, rebounds, steals, and blocks. The 2016 Finals is widely regarded as one of the best championship series of all time.
  • 2019: LeBron James leaves Cleveland again to join the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • 2023: The Cavaliers make the playoffs for the first time since LeBron’s second departure but lose to the New York Knicks in the first round.

Yes, it is legal to bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers in Ohio. Sports gambling has been accessible to those in the Buckeye State since the first sportsbooks launched across OH on January 1, 2023. You can place wagers on Cavs game results, player and team props, playoff futures, and more!


How can I find reliable betting tips for Cleveland Cavaliers games?

You can find reliable betting tips for Cleveland Cavaliers games on OHBetting.com, where we’ll have gambling insights for single-game and season-long markets. You can also use sites like Basketball-Reference.com, NBA.com, and BetPrep.com to help gather relevant statistics and helpful information.

What is the history of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA playoffs?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have won one NBA Championship, taking the title in 2016. The team has a 1-4 all-time record in the NBA Finals.

Where can I legally bet on Cleveland Cavaliers games online?

You can legally bet on Cleveland Cavaliers games online by using any of the bookmakers listed on OHBetting.com. Our site only lists legitimate operators that have acquired a license from the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) so you can be confident their betting services are above board.

What are the common betting mistakes to avoid with the Cleveland Cavaliers?

Some common betting mistakes to avoid when gambling on the Cleveland Cavaliers are leaning too heavily on recent trends, following betting “experts” who don’t provide accurate information, and betting with your heart instead of your head. Most importantly, avoid poor money management and make sure you’re only betting what you can afford to lose.

How does the Cleveland Cavaliers' current roster impact betting strategies?

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ current roster has the team positioned for a high playoff seed, with All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell trending towards being a Top 10 scorer and center Jarrett Allen projected to rank in the Top 10 in FG%. These numbers will lead to higher scoring projections at sportsbooks, which will increase those players’ likelihood to be more prominently featured for betting props and scoring totals.