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Los Angeles Clippers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
The Clippers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Cavaliers in Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday in NBA action.
The Clippers will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 34-26 ATS against the number this season, while the Cavaliers are 31-27 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Los Angeles is 32-28 on the totals; Cleveland is 32-26.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Cavaliers, currently No. 27 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Clippers, who rate No. 4 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 105-95 victory for the Clippers.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 25-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 14 in the league with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 7.3 per outing.
Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.6 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.
The Clippers were a 99-91 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pacers. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (190) made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles got 29 points from Chris Paul en route to a 99-91 victory over Indiana on Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Cavaliers were a 103-92 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Raptors. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (195) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dion Waiters scored 23 points leading the Cavaliers to a 103-92 victory over Toronto at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 1-9
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
A few Clippers at Cavaliers trends to consider:
LA Clippers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games
LA Clippers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing Cleveland
LA Clippers are 1-11 SU in their last 12 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Cleveland is 11-1 SU in their last 12 games when playing LA Clippers
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
LA Clippers home to Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 3
Cleveland home to New York, Monday, March 4