Where Cavaliers Rank Among Best in NBA in October

Where Cavaliers Rank Among Best in NBA in October
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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.

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NBA Team Records in October Since 2017-18

RankTeamRecordWin Pct.
1 Milwaukee Bucks 22-9.710
T-2 Toronto Raptors 23-10.697
T-2 Utah Jazz 23-10.697
4 Golden State Warriors 22-12.647
5 Portland Trail Blazers 20-11.645
T-6 Boston Celtics 19-11.633
T-6 San Antonio Spurs 19-11.633
8 Denver Nuggets 20-12.625
9 Minnesota Timberwolves 18-13.581
10 Philadelphia 76ers 19-14.576
11 Memphis Grizzlies 17-13.567
12 Charlotte Hornets 18-16.529
T-13 Los Angeles Clippers 16-15.516
T-13 Miami Heat 16-15.516
15 Phoenix Suns 14-16.467
T-16 Cleveland Cavaliers 14-17.452
T-16 New York Knicks 14-17.452
18 Los Angeles Lakers 14-18.438
19 Washington Wizards 13-17.433
T-20 Detroit Pistons 14-20.412
T-20 Indiana Pacers 14-20.412
T-22 Dallas Mavericks 13-19.406
T-22 New Orleans Pelicans 13-19.406
24 Chicago Bulls 12-19.387
25 Brooklyn Nets 13-21.382
26 Atlanta Hawks 12-20.375
27 Oklahoma City Thunder 11-19.367
T-28 Houston Rockets 11-21.344
T-28 Orlando Magic 11-21.344
T-28 Sacramento Kings 11-21.344

Ohio sports betting sites list Boston and Milwaukee with the best NBA championship odds at +400.

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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.

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Christopher Boan writes for BetOhio.com and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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