Cavaliers take on Clippers in hoops contest
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds
Los Angeles will look to improve on its 2-1 record on Monday when they host Cleveland in NBA odds action at STAPLES Center.
The Clippers sit at 2-1 (2-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cavaliers are currently 1-2 (2-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 3-0 OU, and Cleveland is 2-1 OU.
Sportsbooks have set the Clippers as 9-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 194.5, but may be on the move.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Clippers at No. 16 and the Cavaliers at No. 28 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 105-93 result in favor of the Clippers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 105.3 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 24 at 101.3 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 46.5% so far, more than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.
Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 105 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Cleveland was a 105-102 loser on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (207) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Cavaliers wasted a 27-point performance from Kyrie Irving as Milwaukee ran past them 105-102 on Saturday at Bradley Center.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 114-110 loser at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (224) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Chris Paul scored 27 points and added 10 assists for a double-double, but his team still lost 114-110 against Golden State in NBA action at STAPLES Center.
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Cavaliers at Clippers trends to consider:
Cleveland is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
Cleveland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games
LA Clippers are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games at home
LA Clippers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games
Cleveland at Golden State, Wednesday, November 7
LA Clippers home to San Antonio, Wednesday, November 7