Cleveland Cavaliers vs LA Clippers Prediction NBA Picks 4/7/24

LA Clippers (49-28) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (46-31)

Game Info: Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 3:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: LA Clippers -3.5 --- Over/Under: 221 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cleveland Cavaliers and LA Clippers meet Sunday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Cavaliers vs Clippers prediction.

Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been in a real funk as they've lost seven of their last 10 games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after getting run over by the Lakers in a 116-97 road defeat last night. Darius Garland led the team with 26 points and five steals, Caris LeVert added 21 points off the bench while Jarrett Allen chipped in with 12 points, 12 rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 43 percent from the field and 11 of 35 from the 3-point line as they struggled to keep pace with the Lakers from the start and things only got worse in the second half as they managed just 19 points in the fourth quarter to allow the Lakers to run away with it.

Los Angeles Clippers

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers have been in great form as they've won five of their last six games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after blowing past the struggling Jazz in a 131-102 home win on Friday. Terance Mann led the team with 19 points, Norman Powell added 18 points, Russell Westbrook scored 17 points while James Harden tallied a triple-double of 13 points with 10 rebounds and 15 assists. As a team, the Clippers shot 56 percent from the field and 13 of 35 from the 3-point line as they made this one look easy from the start, dominating the first half by 75-42 below they rested most of their starters early in the third quarter.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Clippers are one of only two teams to record four or more wins when trailing by a margin of 10+ points at HT this season.
  • The Clippers are one of only three teams to win 10+ games when trailing after Q3 this season.
  • The Cavaliers rank 2nd in the league for Q2 opponent points per game this season (26.8).
  • The Cavaliers rank 5th in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (10.1).

Cavaliers vs Clippers prediction

The Cavaliers are still missing Dean Wade, Isaac Okoro and Ty Jerome, while the Clippers are going to be without Jordan Miller and Kawhi Leonard. The Cavaliers must be low on confidence, as they haven't been able to get anything going for a while now, and they are now playing on zero days' rest after last night's bad loss to the Lakers. The Clippers are getting healthy again, and they are certainly a team on the rise. Yes, Leonard is sitting this one out, but the Clippers have the advantage when they go to their bench, so I'm backing the Clippers to escape with a narrow win and cover in this spot.

 

Peter’s Pick Los Angeles -3.5

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