Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Lakers - 10/29/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Lakers - 10/29/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (2-3) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (3-2)

Game Info: Friday, October 29, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -8.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in NBA action at the Staples Center. The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win to get back to a .500 record.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 105 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 20.4 points and two assists, while Ricky Rubio is averaging 14.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. Jarrett Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Mobley is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 28.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 116 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 119.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 28.4 points and 2.6 assists, while LeBron James is averaging 26 points and 6.3 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

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The Cavaliers are 9-24 ATS in their last 33 road games and 18-40-1 ATS in their last 59 games overall. The Lakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The under is 8-3-1 in Cavaliers last 12 road games. The over is 5-1 in Lakers last 6 overall. The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.

With or without LeBron, the Los Angeles Lakers haven't looked good this season and aren't a team I'm running to the window to lay decent sized chalk with. The Cleveland Cavaliers have also been one of the biggest surprises of this young season, which includes three straight wins and upset blowouts over the Clippers and Nuggets. It's hard to see this feisty Cavs team have success and turn down this many free points. Give me the Cavs.  

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Randy’s Pick Cleveland Cavaliers +8.5

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