The Los Angeles Clippers (5-8), who are currently on a six-game skid, will attempt to get back in the win column when they travel to Quicken Loans Arena to go head-to-head against the Cleveland Cavaliers (8-7). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 223 points with Cleveland set as a 6.5-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 17, 2017, and it can be seen on Fox Sports – Ohio.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Free Preview
The Clippers were beaten by the Philadelphia 76ers in their last game, 109-105. Los Angeles Lou Williams put together a good game, leading the team in scoring with 31 points on 9-for-19 shooting. Philadelphia held the Clippers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.0 (below their season average of 27.8). Los Angeles, on the other hand, forced the 76ers into a turnover percentage of 17.8 (above the 13.6 mark opponents have averaged against Los Angeles this season).
The last time the Cavaliers played, they defeated the Charlotte Hornets, 115-107. With 31 points on 12-for-24 shooting, LeBron James was the games leading scorer. The Cavaliers, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.1, had a superb mark of 32.0 and had a turnover percentage of 10.9 (better than their season average of 14.5).
Cleveland appears to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Cavaliers rank fifth in offensive efficiency, while the Clippers rank 20th in defensive efficiency.
Of Los Angeles 13 games, seven have finished under the projected point total, while 10 of Clevelands 15 games have finished over the projected point total. The Cavaliers have the superior straight up (SU) record (8-7 vs. 5-8), but the Clippers hold the clear advantage against the spread (ATS) (5-8 vs. 5-9-1).
Williams has taken his game to another level recently for Los Angeles, averaging 20.2 points over the last five games.
This is the first time these teams will clash this year. The Clippers won both matchups played against each other last season. In the last matchup, Los Angeles won 108-78. The Clippers played a nearly flawless game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.256 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.3. The Cavaliers were 0.108 and 7.8, respectively, for those same stats.
Los Angeles Clippers at Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Cavaliers, ATS Winner – Clippers, O/U – Over
- The Cavaliers average 14.0 second chance points per game, which ranks sixth in the league. The Clippers rank 19th in second chance points allowed per game (12.8).
- Los Angeles ranks 14th in fast break points per game (9.9) while Cleveland ranks 26th (7.3).
- Los Angeles ranks 13th in three pointers allowed per game (27.8) while Cleveland ranks 25th (32.1).
- Cleveland is 0-6-1 ATS at home, while Los Angeles is 2-3 ATS on the road.
- The total has gone over in 4 of the Cavaliers 7 home games, while 3 of the Clippers 5 road games have gone under.
- When holding opponents under 100 points, Los Angeles is 4-1 and Cleveland is 2-0.
- The Cavaliers are 8-5 when they score over 100 points, while the Clippers are 5-7.
- The Clippers rank fourth in points off turnovers per game (19.8) while the Cavaliers rank 16th in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.5).
- Cleveland ranks fifth in blocks allowed per game (4.2) while Los Angeles ranks 20th (5.3).
- The Clippers rank sixth in points in the paint per game (46.5) while the Cavaliers rank 21st in points allowed in the paint per game (46.1).
- The Cavaliers rank 14th in assists per game (21.7) while the Clippers rank 26th (19.0).
- Los Angeles ranks 13th in steals per game (8.3) while Cleveland ranks 27th (6.7).
- Cleveland is 3-1-1 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under in their last five games.
- Over their last five games, Los Angeles is 0-5 ATS with 2 overs, 2 unders and 1 push.
- The Cavaliers have outscored opponents by an average of 3.8 points in their last five games. For the season, Cleveland has lost by an average of 2.0 points.
- During their last five games, the Clippers have scored an average of 105.4 points per game (1.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 112.8 points per game (6.8 above their season average).