NBA knowledge
Not much to go on for 7-10 days, but we’ll share the info we have.

Friday’s games


Cavaliers lost four of last five visits to Canada, but one win was in Game 6 of playoff series that sent Toronto home for summer last May. Over is 4-2 in Cavs’ last six visits here. Cleveland beat the Knicks by 29 in their home opener. Toronto won their opener by 18 over Detroit.

Detroit won/covered its last six games with Orlando; seven of last eight series games went over total. Magic lost four of last five visits (1-4 vs spread) here. Orlando lost its home opener by 12 to Miami. Pistons lost their opener by 18 in Toronto.

Pacers won three of last four games with Brooklyn; eight of last nine series games went over the total. Indiana is 3-2 in last five games in Barclays Center (last four went over). Pacers won their home opener by 9 in OT over Dallas. Nets lost their opener by 5 in Boston.

Thunder won six of last seven games with Phoenix, covering three of last four; over is 8-2 in last ten series games. Suns lost last five (3-2 vs spread) visits here. Phoenix lost its home opener by 19 to the Kings. Oklahoma City won its opener by 6 at Philadelphia.

Miami beat Charlotte in seven games in last spring’s playoffs, winning Game 7 here by 33; Hornets lost three of last four visits here (1-3 vs spread). Last five series games stayed under the total. Charlotte won its opener by 11 in Milwaukee. Heat won its first game by 12 in Orlando.

Houston won seven of last ten games with Dallas (over 5-5); Rockets are 3-2 in last five visits to Dallas (3-2 vs spread, under 3-2). Houston lost 120-114 in Staples Center to the Lakers in their opener. Mavericks lost their opener by 9 in OT at Indiana.

Utah won four of its last five games with the Lakers; LA lost three of its last four visits here (1-3 vs spread). Over is 3-2-1 in last six series games. Lakers ran up and down and upset Houston 120-114 in their home opener. Jazz lost its opener in Portland by 9.

Golden State won its last seven games with New Orleans, covering last four (over 3-2 in last five); Warriors won last three visits to Bourbon Street (over 3-2 in last five). Golden State lost its home opener by 29 to the Spurs. Pelicans lost their home opener by 5 to Dallas, despite Davis scoring 50 points, grabbing 17 rebounds.