LeBron James scored his 30,000th career point on Tuesday evening, a milestone that is both memorable and wildly impressive. However, that was the only bright spot in an otherwise dismal evening for the Cleveland Cavaliers, which continued a disturbing trend for the defending Eastern Conference champions.
With another loss on the ledger, the Cavs have dropped six of seven and there are real issues within the walls of Quicken Loans Arena. However, Cleveland has been struggling all season long in a particular category and, in short, the team is on an historic pace in that regard. Doug Kezirian of ESPN shed light on Cleveland’s struggles in covering the point spread this season and his reporting indicated that Cleveland entered Tuesday’s game with a dismal 11-33-1 record against the spread on the campaign.
With yet another loss, one more eye-popping and seemingly impossible stat came to the surface, as the Cavs are now 6-29-1 against the spread when entering a game as the favorite.