Clippers vs. Cavaliers Pick
Oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv have listed the Cavaliers as a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 222 points.
Los Angeles comes into play with a 5-8 overall and ATS record after a 109-105 home loss to the 76ers, their sixth defeat in a row. Cleveland is 8-7 overall and 5-9-1 ATS following a 115-107 victory at the Hornets. The Clippers won both meetings last season straight up and ATS. The under went 2-0.
In the loss to Philadelphia, Los Angeles was paced by Blake Griffin as he tallied 29 points along with six rebounds and five assists. Lou Williams contributed 31 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals off the bench. Austin Rivers added 11 points and two steals. The Clippers were outscored 32-26 in the fourth quarter.
LeBron James led the way with 31 points, eight assists, six rebounds and two steals in the win at Charlotte. Kevin Love accounted for 22 points and 10 rebounds. Jeff Green added 13 points and seven boards off the bench. The Cavs outscored the hosts 54-40 in the second half.
Los Angeles is 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Cleveland. The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Cleveland.
Cleveland is finally starting to gain traction after the slow start to the season. This is a great chance for the Cavs to take advantage at home of an opponent that can't get anything going right lately. Look for the hosts to cover the spread with ease.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND CAVALIERS -6.5