Two teams sitting in and out the playoff places of their respective conference are clashing today, when the Los Angeles Clippers (45-31), who saw a lengthy winning streak end and are looking to bounce back, are hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers (19-57), who want to end their current losing streak.
Date/Time: 03-30-2019, 13:30 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Clippers -10
Los Angeles Clippers have a 45-31 record (43-32-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 6th place of the West. In their last game they saw a six-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against the Bucks with a 118-128 score. They are led in scoring by Lou Williams with 20.3 ppg and a team high 5.3 dimes per game off the bench. He is followed by Danilo Gallinari with 19.7 ppg and 6.1 boards per game.
Cleveland Cavaliers have a 19-57 record (36-38-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the East. They have four consecutive losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Spurs with a 110-116 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kevin Love with 17.6 ppg, adding a team high 11.2 boards per game. He is followed by Jordan Clarkson with 16.9 ppg and 3.4 boards off the bench.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Clippers won on the road with a 108-110 score. Clippers have a 23-13 home record, while the Cavaliers are 6-31 on the road. Clippers are better offensively, scoring 114.9 ppg to Cavs’ 104.5, while both teams are almost identical defensively, allowing 113.5 and 113.7 ppg. Clippers have better percentages both in field goals (46.9% to 44.3%) and in 3-pointers (38.8% to 35.8%). They are better both in boards grabbed (45.6 to 42.6) and in dimes made (23.7 to 20.8), while Cavaliers are better in turnovers committed (12.6 to 13.7). Clippers are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -10 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers -10 (-108)
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