Clippers vs Cavaliers Prediction NBA Picks 1/29/24

Cleveland Cavaliers (27-16) vs Los Angeles Clippers (29-14)

Game Info: Monday, January 29, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers +2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Clippers and the Cleveland Cavaliers collide at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Monday night. Here’s a Clippers vs Cavs Prediction.

Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers have been on fire as they've won 13 of their last 15 games overall and they will be gunning for a sixth straight victory after routing the Celtics in a 115-96 road win on Saturday. Kawhi Leonard led the team with 26 points on 10 of 15 shooting, Daniel Theis added 18 points on eight of nine shooting off the bench while Paul George hipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Clippers shot 44 percent from the field and 10 of 40 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Celtics right from the start, taking a 16-point lead into halftime which ballooned to 36 points in the third quarter, allowing the Clippers to rest their starters early.

Los Angeles Clippers Player Facts

  • Kawhi Leonard ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.7) this season.
  • James Harden ranks 5th amongst qualified players for assists per game (8.6) this season.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been on a tear as they've won nine of their last 10 games overall and they will be hoping to stay hot after taking down the Bucks in a 112-100 road win on Friday. Donovan Mitchell led the team with 32 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Jarrett Allen chipped in with 24 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks while Max Strus chipped in with 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Cavaliers shot just 41 percent from the field and 14 of 36 from the 3-point line, but this win was more about their defense, particularly in the second half where they held the Bucks to just 43 points to escape with the upset win.

Cleveland Cavaliers Player Facts

  • Jarrett Allen ranks 4th amongst qualified players for FG% (64.9%) this season.
  • Max Strus ranks 10th amongst qualified Forwards for three-pointers made Per Game (2.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Cavaliers rank 2nd in the league for opponent assists per game this season (24.0).
  • The Cavaliers rank 2nd in the league for opponent field goals made per game this season (39.8).
  • The Clippers rank 1st in the league for three-point percentage this season (39.4%).
  • The Clippers rank 2nd in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (26.5).

Clippers vs Cavs Prediction

The Clippers are still missing Ivica Zubac while the Cavaliers are still missing Darius Garland and Evan Mobley. The Clippers are arguably the hottest team in the league right now and the Cavaliers aren't that far behind as they've barely missed a step in their last 10 games. You can make an argument for either side here, but with the line so short, I'm slightly more comfortable taking the Clippers beacuse of how they played in their big win over the Celtics.

Peter’s Pick Los Angeles -2.5

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