The Cleveland Cavaliers (12-28) will travel to the Staples Center to clash with the Los Angeles Clippers (27-13). Action begins at 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and can be seen on FSN Prime Ticket.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Clippers Betting Odds
Both teams did not cover as underdogs in their last contest. The Cavaliers (12.5-point underdogs) were defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers, 128-99, while the Clippers (1-point underdogs) fell to the Denver Nuggets, 114-104. The Cleveland game went 10.5 points over the projected point total of 216.5, while the Los Angeles game finished 2 points under the projected point total of 220.
Cleveland had a better offensive rebounding percentage (22.7 vs. 26.8) while Los Angeles had a better offensive rebounding percentage (22.2 vs. 22.0). Los Angeles received a boost from Kawhi Leonard, who had 30 points and five rebounds. Kevin Love, meanwhile played well for Cleveland, recording 21 points and 11 rebounds.
The Clippers dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent contest, Los Angeles won 132-108. Los Angeles launched 33 three pointers, making 15 of them (45.5 percent), while Cleveland was just 3-23 (13.0 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.
Vegas has typically been fairly accurate when setting the total of Cavaliers games, with 20 overs compared to 19 unders. Cleveland comes into the game with records of 12-28 straight up (SU) and 17-20-2 against the spread (ATS).
Of the Clippers’ 40 games, 22 have finished under the total. Moreover, Los Angeles owns records of 27-13 SU and 20-19-1 ATS.
Los Angeles does a great job at getting to the charity stripe. They rank third in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.230), but Cleveland is among the best in the league at keeping opponents off the line (ranking first by allowing a FTA rate of 0.157).
Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Clippers Odds Pick
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Cavaliers, ATS Winner – Cavaliers, O/U – Over
- The Clippers average 7.6 steals per game, which ranks 16th in the NBA. The Cavaliers rank 28th in steals allowed per game (8.8).
- Los Angeles ranks fifth in points off turnovers per game (18.4) while Cleveland ranks last (13.8).
- The Clippers rank first in second chance points per game (15.0) while the Cavaliers rank 17th in second chance points allowed per game (13.3).
- Los Angeles ranks third in rebounds per game (47.9) while Cleveland ranks 19th (44.3).
- Los Angeles ranks 11th in fast break points per game (14.3) while Cleveland ranks 26th (10.6).
- The Clippers rank seventh in points allowed in the paint per game (44.9) while the Cavaliers rank 29th (53.2).
- The Clippers rank 14th in blocks per game (5.0) while the Cavaliers rank 29th (3.2).
- Los Angeles ranks seventh in assists allowed per game (23.0) while Cleveland ranks 28th (25.8).
- Los Angeles is 11-0 when they allow under 100 points, while Cleveland is 4-3.
- The Clippers are 25-9 when they score above 100 points, while the Cavaliers are 11-17.
- Los Angeles is 11-9-1 ATS at home, while Cleveland is 9-9-1 ATS on the road.
- The total has gone over in 10 of the Cavaliers’ 19 road games, while 11 of the Clippers’ 21 home games have gone under.
- The Cavaliers are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Clippers are 1-4.
- In their last five games, Cleveland has 4 overs and 1 under, while Los Angeles has 3 overs and 2 unders.
- The Cavaliers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.0, down from 8.8 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Clippers have scored an average of 117.6 points per game (2.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 119.6 points per game (10.0 above their season average).