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Lakers Hard to Watch for Fans, Bettors Alike

I’m not exactly breaking news when I say the Los Angeles Lakers are not a good basketball team. The Lakers have gone 1-12 SU in their past 13 games with the lone win coming against the lowly Phoenix Suns. There have been no positives to take away from this abysmal run - unless you’ve been fading LA - as the Lakers have also gone 2-10-1 ATS in that span. The Lakers continue a six-game homestand when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday night.

SHARK BITES
  • The Lakers are 0-7 in their past 7 games at home.
  • The Cavaliers are 5-0 SU in their past 5 games against the Lakers.
  • The total has gone OVER in the past 7 meetings between the Cavaliers and Lakers.

It hasn’t all been doom and gloom for the Lakers, as rookie Brandon Ingram has been playing some of his most consistent basketball of the season as of late. The Duke product has averaged 14 points per game while shooting 51.7 percent from the floor in the past seven. If Ingram can find his groove from beyond the arc, he’s shooting just 27.3 percent from deep since the start of March, then he could quickly become the go-to offensive player for LA.

The Cavs are coming off a 108-78 pounding to the Clippers Saturday but played without LeBron James, Kyrie Irving or Kevin Love. Irving has been dealing with knee tightness since leaving in the fourth quarter two games ago and Love, who is just coming back after missing 13 games following knee surgery, is not medically cleared to play consecutive nights. Both James and Love are expected to be in the lineup but Irving’s status is up in the air.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Lakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers are 20-49 so far on the NBA season, and 29-38-2 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Cleveland Cavaliers, meanwhile, are 45-23 and 31-35-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 38-31 and the Cavaliers go 37-29-2 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Cleveland injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Los Angeles Lakers and the No. 9-ranked Cleveland Cavaliers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 15-rated NBA squad against Cleveland's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 18 in the league with 9.14 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 13.12 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Los Angeles and falling 108-78 at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles got 21 points from Jordan Clarkson but lost anyway 107-103 against the Bucks on Friday at STAPLES Center.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 12 games on the road
  • LA Lakers is 2-10-1 ATS in its last 13 games
  • LA Lakers is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers's last 6 games
  • LA Lakers is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Denver, Wednesday, March 22nd
Los Angeles home to Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 21st

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