Clippers vs. Cavaliers Prediction & Odds
The fourth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers travel to Cleveland to take on the fifth-seeded Cavaliers on Sunday night at 7:00 PM ET. Can the Cavaliers cover the 5-point spread as home favorites?
The Los Angeles Clippers are 28-24 on the season. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Clippers are 26-26 ATS on the year.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 30-21 on the season. They’re 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers are 25-23-3 ATS on the year.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
549 Los Angeles Clippers (+5) at 550 Cleveland Cavaliers (-5); O/U 222
7:00 PM ET, Sunday, January 29, 2023
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH
Clippers vs. Cavaliers Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 54% of public bettors are currently backing the Cavaliers -5 in this contest. Note that these numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the link to receive the most up-to-date public betting data.
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Spin
Clippers small forward Marcus Morris Sr. is dealing with a rib contusion and he’s officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against Cleveland. Morris is fourth on the team in scoring with 12.9 points per game. Los Angeles point guard John Wall will miss Sunday’s game with an abdominal strain. Wall is averaging 11.4 points per game this season.
For cost-effective shooting in DFS, consider Clippers small forward Norman Powell. Powell is shooting a blistering 43.2% from three-point range this season on 4.7 attempts per game. His counting stats aren’t bad either as he’s posting 16.5 points, 3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 0.7 steals per game for the Clippers this year.
Cleveland Cavaliers DFS Spin
Cleveland shooting guard Donovan Mitchell is questionable for Saturday’s clash with L.A. He’s missed the past two games with a left groin strain. Mitchell is Cleveland’s best player and leading scorer, as he averages 28.3 points, 4 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game for the season. Cleveland’s Kevin Love is also questionable for Sunday with lower back spasms, but he only averages 8.5 points per game in 20 minutes per contest as a bench player for the Cavs this year.
Cleveland point guard Darius Garland could be a nice option in DFS this weekend. Garland may not command top dollar like some other point guards in action on Sunday, but his production could match the best of the best. Garland is posting 22 points and 8.9 assists per game while shooting 39.9% from deep on the campaign. You could do worse than Darius Garland when it comes to a point guard in DFS Sunday.
Clippers vs. Cavaliers NBA Betting Trends
Los Angeles is 11-9 ATS in non-conference games this season.
Los Angeles is 16-11 ATS after an outright win this season.
Los Angeles is 7-6 ATS as a road underdog this season.
Los Angeles is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games against Cleveland.
Clippers vs. Cavaliers NBA Prediction
The Clippers are one of the hottest teams in the NBA. They’ve won 5 straight games with 4 of those coming on the road. It turns out that when a team’s star wing players are healthy and playing well, it leads to winning basketball.
The key thing for the Clippers is their defense. They rank in the top ten in the NBA in defensive efficiency, opponent points per game, and opponent shooting percentage. If they can put the clamps on Cleveland’s Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell (assuming the latter plays), they have a real shot to extend their winning streak to 6 games.
One final note on this game: Kawhi Leonard hasn’t played in back-to-back games all season and played 39 minutes against Atlanta on Saturday night. He might be sitting on Sunday, but I still like the Clippers regardless.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS +5