It’s been six long years since Cleveland last won a playoff series, though hopes are high 2023-24 could be the year for the Buckeye State’s lone NBA franchise.
Coming off a 51-31 campaign in Year Three of the J.B. Bickerstaff era, Cleveland is looking to achieve bigger and better things, starting with the season opener against Brooklyn on Oct. 25. In advance of that opener, the Cleveland Cavaliers odds are +2500 to win the NBA title.
While the first month of the NBA season may be short, it can be important to get off to a hot start. BetOhio.com utilized ChampsorChumps.us to find the record of every NBA team in October since 2017-2018. No games were played in October during the 2020-21 NBA season.
NBA Team Records in October Since 2017-18
Ohio sports betting sites list Boston and Milwaukee with the best NBA championship odds at +400.
Where Cavs Rank in October
It’s hard to say whether the opening month of the team’s last five seasons has been a boom or a bust for the Cavs and their fans on Ohio betting apps, as the franchise ranks in the middle of the league in October.
Cleveland has gone 14-17 (.452) in October since 2017-18, ranking in a tie with New York for 16th overall. Leaguewide, Milwaukee (22-9/.710), Toronto and Utah (23-10/.697 each) have led the NBA in October win percentage, while Houston, Orlando and Sacramento are all tied for last at 11-21 (.344).
As for this year’s season opener, oddsmakers at Caesars Sportsbook Ohio have the Cavs as a 2-point favorite over the Nets with a moneyline of -125.