Los Angeles Lakers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
The Cavaliers will try to cover the spread at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Lakers in basketball action.
The Cavaliers sport records of 4-17 and 9-12 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Lakers sit at 9-12 and 9-12 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-10 for the Cavaliers and 12-9 for the Lakers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cavaliers at No. 24 and the Lakers at No. 4 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-93 result in favor of the Lakers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 22-ranked offense (94.3 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 17 at 98.7 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 41.2% from the field per game, less than the Lakers have managed so far this season (45.7% on average).
Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.4 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.
Los Angeles was a 117-110 loser in its last match at home against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 227 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Lakers got a terrific 34-point performance from Kobe Bryant but Utah handed them a 117-110 defeat on Sunday at STAPLES Center.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 104-97 loser as they battled the Pistons at home. The Cavaliers failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Jeremy Pargo scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Cavaliers to victory (they lost 104-97 to Detroit at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday).
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
A few Lakers at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 9 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 6 games
LA Lakers are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games at home
LA Lakers at New York, Thursday, December 13
Cleveland at Indiana, Wednesday, December 12