The Clippers will take on the Cavs tonight at 8:00PM ET in Cleveland, a place where they have not had success at the betting window.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu, the Cavaliers are now a 6.5-point home favorite for tonight’s game against the Clippers. LeBron and Co. opened at -5 but with the issues that Los Angeles has had at Quicken Loans Arena, the number has jumped a full point and a half. As for the total, it hasn’t moved since opening at 202.
So what kind of issues have the Clippers had in Cleveland? They’re just 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 meetings with the Cavs and 1-8 ATS in their last nine road games versus Cleveland. The home team is also 10-4 against the number in the last 14 meetings between these two squads.
Looking at the ATS numbers for this season, the Clippers are 3-2 against the spread as an away underdog and 9-8-2 ATS on the road. As for the Cavs, they’re 8-9 at the betting window as a home favorite this season, but won by an average margin of 6.8 points in those 17 games.