Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction 4/6/2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers (46-31) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (44-33) on Saturday, April 6th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on SN-LA. The Lakers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Cavaliers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wizards. Tip-off is set for 3:30 ET.

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The Cavaliers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Cavaliers fell to the Suns by a score of 122-101. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Cavaliers couldn’t cover the spread as +6 point underdogs. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 223 points ended up below the over/under line of 226.5.

In their last five games, the Cavaliers are 2-3 and have an overall record of 46-31. In their 77 games, the Cavaliers are 30-20 against Eastern Conference teams and 16-11 in non-conference games.

Cleveland’s ATS record sits below .500 (36-39). When playing on the road, the Cavaliers hold an ATS record of 18-19 in contrast to a 18-20 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win

The Lakers took down the Wizards in their most recent game with a final score of 125-120. The start of the second half saw the Lakers in the lead, at 67-60.

Heading into today’s game, the Lakers are 44-33 overall and have won three straight. In their 77 games this season, the Lakers are 25-23 against Western Conference teams and 19-10 against non-conference opponents.

Los Angeles has an overall ATS record of 36-41 for the season so far. As the favorite this season, Los Angeles is 19-24 vs. the spread while going 17-17 as the underdog.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

This season, the Cleveland offense is ranked 19th in the NBA in scoring at 112.6 points per game.

This season, the Cavaliers have been one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league. They are currently 7th in the NBA in three-pointers made per game at 13.5. Overall, they are 18th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%. On average, the Cavs are making 112.6 points per game, which is 19th in the league.

When it comes to two-point shooting, Cleveland is 8th in the NBA with a 56% success rate. In terms of pace, the Cavs are 21st at 96.9 possessions per game. In 42.9% of their games, they have outscored the NBA scoring average.

As a team, the Cavaliers are 12th in field goal percentage at 48%. In terms of free throws, they are 26th in the league, making an average of 15.6 per game. In terms of assists, Cleveland is 8th in the NBA with 28.1 per game.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

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The Los Angeles offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 7th ranked offense at 117.9 points per game.

Heading into their matchup against the Cavaliers, the Lakers are one of the top scoring teams in the league, averaging 117.9 points per game (7th). At home, they are averaging 119.1 points per game.

When it comes to pace, the Lakers are one of the fastest teams in the league, ranking 2nd at 101.2 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 3rd at 49%.

Despite their high scoring numbers, the Lakers are one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the league, ranking 29th in three-point attempts and 24th in made threes. However, they are 7th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.

Cavaliers Team Defense

The Cavaliers’ defense is presently ranked 7th in the league, allowing an average of 109.9 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Cavaliers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.2% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.8% from downtown.

Lakers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Lakers’ defense is giving up an average of 117.5 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Lakers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.2% and allowing 37.3% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Cavaliers And Lakers

In today’s game, our projections have Donovan Mitchell leading the Cavaliers with 26 points on 9/20 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 26.8 points per game, along with 5.1 rebounds.

On the other side, LeBron James is our projected leading scorer for the Lakers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 26 and grabbing 7 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 53.6%, and his scoring average is 25.4 points per game.

Cavaliers vs Lakers Trends

  • Through their last three road contests, the Cavaliers offense has averaged 110 points per game while allowing an average of 121. Cleveland posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Los Angeles has played well in their previous three home games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 123 points per game while allowing 111. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 1-4 and an ATS mark of 1-4.
  • The Lakers have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 5-0 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.

Cavaliers vs Lakers Prediction

The Lakers is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 118-112. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Lakers at -5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 228.5, and our model predicts the Cavaliers and Lakers to score a combined 230 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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