Pointspread favors Clippers in battle with Cavaliers

Los Angeles ClippersCleveland Cavaliers
13-7December 07, 2013, 07:30 | Quicken Loans Arena6-13

The Cleveland Cavaliers host Los Angeles on Saturday, looking to build on their 6-13 mark against the 13-7 Clippers in NBA action at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland battles the Clippers, currently with a 13-7 mark (11-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 8-11 for the Cavaliers and 10-9-1 for the Clippers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Los Angeles Clippers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

The Cavaliers were listed as a 6-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Sportsbook), while the total was listed at 196.5 over at Sportsbook earlier.

The Cavaliers sit at No. 28 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Clippers are at No. 1 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Clippers will win this game 97-85.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 101-81 Sportsbook on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (182) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Clippers blew out Memphis on Thursday, running up the score in a 101-81 win at FedExForum.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 108-89 loser on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Cleveland got 30 points from Dion Waiters en route to a 108-89 loss at the hands of Cleveland on Friday at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 27-ranked offense (92.58 PPG) against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 20 at 101.05 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 41.71% from the field per game, less than the Clippers have managed so far this season (47.44% on average).

Next up:
Los Angeles at Philadelphia, Monday, December 9th
Cleveland home to New York, Tuesday, December 10th
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