Lakers vs. Cavs Prediction
LeBron will make another return to Cleveland on Monday night when his Lakers face his former team the Cavs at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will the Lakers cover as 6-point road dogs?
521 Los Angeles Lakers (+6) at 522 Cleveland Cavs (-6); o/u 227
7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, March 21, 2022
Venue: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, OH
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Notes
LeBron James (left knee soreness/effusion) is questionable for Monday's game against the Cavaliers. James has been listed as questionable ahead of a few games recently, only to take on his usual workload. Expect to see him in the lineup Monday night, especially with the Lakers set to play the Akron native's former team in Cleveland.
Cleveland Cavs DFS Notes
Kevin Love did his thing in a win over the Pistons on Saturday, double-doubling to the tune of 14 points (5-of-7 FGs) and 10 boards, also adding two dimes, one block and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes. Love caught fire in the third quarter, hitting three triples in that period alone, and helped the Cavs spark a mini comeback that got them a crucial win against an inferior team tonight. The veteran just keeps cranking out late-round value and still hasn’t gone away, further emphasized by six straight games with double-figure points and at least seven boards. He won’t do much else besides that, but his ability to hit triples on top of that will keep him in standard-league conversation until further notice.
Lakers vs. Cavs NBA Betting Prediction
The Lakers are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games versus the Cavs, but are just 1-6 against the number in their last seven road games and failed to cover in their last five games as an underdog. The Cavs, meanwhile, are 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six games playing on one day of rest, are 3-1-1 against the number in their last five home games and are 6-2-1 at the window in their last nine home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CLEVELAND CAVS -6