LA Clippers vs Celeland Cavaliers NBA betting prediction

NBA: LA Clippers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction 1/29/2024

The Los Angeles Clippers (30-14) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (27-16) on Monday, January 29th. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and televised on BSOH. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Clippers vs Cavaliers

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The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Clippers defeated the Celtics with a final score of 115-96. The Clippers faced the Celtics as +6.5 underdogs, achieving both a straight-up and ATS win in the game. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 211 points ended up below the over/under line of 231.5.

As they prepare for today’s game, the Clippers have their sights set on extending their five game winning streak. Overall, the Clippers are 30-14 and have gone 21-11 against Western Conference opponents. In non-conference play, the Clippers have gone 9-3.

Los Angeles has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 25-19 against the spread. This season, Los Angeles has a 23-12 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 2-7 as underdogs.

The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Cavaliers bested the Bucks with a score of 112-100. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 57-54, the Cavaliers picked up the win.

In non-conference games, the Cavaliers are 8-6 and have gone 19-10 against Eastern Conference teams. Overall, they are 27-16 and are 4-1 in their last five games.

Cleveland has an overall ATS record of 23-18 for the season so far. Cleveland has gone 15-10 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 8-8 when playing as underdogs.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

The Clippers step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 118.2 points per game (10th).

Heading into their matchup with the Cavaliers, the Clippers are one of the most efficient three-point shooting teams in the league. They are currently shooting 39% from beyond the arc, which is tops in the NBA. Overall, LA is 5th in field goal percentage at 49%. However, they are just 26th in pace at 97.2 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 56.8% of their games. In terms of points per game, they are 10th in the league at 118.2. Interestingly, LA’s scoring numbers are nearly identical on the road (117.5) and at home (118.7).

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Clippers are 15th in attempts at 22.7 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 19th in the NBA. As a team, LA is averaging 26.1 assists per game.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

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Cleveland has recorded an average of 114 points per game (19th) throughout 43 games games.

This season, the Cavaliers are averaging 114 points per game, which ranks 19th in the NBA. At home, they are scoring 114.8 points per game.

So far, Cleveland has outscored the NBA scoring average in 41.9% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 22nd in the league with 98 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Cavaliers are shooting 47% from the field, which is 13th in the NBA. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 12th in made threes per game but are 18th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%.

Clippers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Clippers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 36.4% of their games. Currently, they are 8th in the NBA at 111.7 points per game allowed. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Clippers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.4% while allowing 35.5% from downtown.

Cavaliers Team Defense

On defense, the Cavaliers come into the game ranked 3rd in the league in points allowed at 109.8 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 108.3 points per contest (16th). Cleveland struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Bucks, giving up 15. For the game, Milwaukee scored 100 points in the game.

Key Players For The Clippers And Cavaliers

For today’s matchup, we project Kawhi Leonard to lead the scoring for the Clippers, putting up 24 points and shooting at a rate of 9/16. For the season, he has been averaging 23.6 points per game, in addition to 6.2 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Donovan Mitchell as the leading scorer for the Cavaliers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 28 while also collecting 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46% and is averaging 27.7 points per contest.

Clippers vs Cavaliers Trends

  • The Clippers are 2-1 ATS in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Cleveland has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 118 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Cavaliers have gone 4-5-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 3-7.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Clippers have an ATS record of 5-0 and a straight up mark of 5-0.

Clippers vs Cavaliers Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Clippers vs. Cavaliers matchup, we’re leaning towards the Cavaliers at +3. Although our projections show the Clippers winning 118-116, we suggest placing your bet on the Cavaliers for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 225.5 and our model has the Clippers and Cavaliers finishing with a combined 234 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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