Los Angeles Clippers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 1/14/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cleveland Cavaliers (12-28) at Los Angeles Clippers (27-13)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -14.5 -- Over/Under:
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 105.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Colin Sexton is averaging 18.7 points and 2.2 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 16.9 points and 10.3 rebounds. Tristan Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Garland is dishing 3.4 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost five of their last eight road games.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 25.8 points and 7.5 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23.5 points and 3.7 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last six home games.
The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 Tuesday games. The Clippers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Cavaliers last 6 overall. The over is 5-1 in Clippers last 6 home games. The Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
We know the Cleveland Cavaliers aren't a good basketball team and them being on the end of a back to back doesn't help them here. However, the Los Angeles Clippers have underachieved a lot as of late and are actually losing their last five games by an average of two points. The Clippers are also just 4-4 ATS as a double-digit favorite and have failed to cover five of their last six home games. I'll lean toward the Cavs and the boatload of points in this contest.