Cleveland at L.A. Clippers
Time: 9:30 PM CST (NBA LP)
Spread: LAC -15.5
Odds c/o 5dimes
The Los Angeles Clippers are 27-13 and have won six of its last 10 overall. It will host the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers as heavy 15.5-point favorites in NBA action Tuesday night on NBA League Pass. The betting total is set at 224.5 points according to NBA oddsmakers at bookmaker 5dimes.
LAC NEWS & NOTES:
The Los Angeles Clippers are 27-13 and is currently seeded No. 5 in the Western Conference. The Clippers have lost two of its last four, and it fell 104-114 to the Denver Nuggets the last outing. The Clippers rank No. 4 in scoring at 115.3 per game, while limiting teams to 109.6, a point differential of +5.7 points.
Considering its No. 3 and No. 4 scorers both come off the bench, this is done in a different fashion. Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell each average 19 points per game, and do it in 30 minutes a night or less. That enables Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to keep their minutes around the 30-31 range, as well.
Leonard leads the team in minutes at just 31.3 per game. The Clippers utilize a 10-11 man rotation, with several key role players like Patrick Beverley and Ivica Zubac serving their purposes as defenders and sparks. George is averaging 24.5 points, six rebounds, and 3.7 assists as one of four Clippers with a PER over 21. Leonard is super-efficient and the top-three Clippers all shoot 36 percent or better from three.
Leonard averages 25.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game and has appeared in just 23 of the 31 games due to load management. With the Clippers resplendent depth, it can afford to rest its superstars and cruise to an easy No. 2 seed in the West.
Clippers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games.
Clippers are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games following a straight up loss.
Clippers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest.
Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
CLEVELAND NEWS & NOTES
The Cleveland Cavaliers are just 12-28 and 6-14 away from home where it faces the Clippers at Staples Center tonight. Cleveland lost its last outing 99-128 in the same venue, of course, to the Los Angeles Lakers. Cleveland has lost six of its last eight overall.
The Cavaliers are struggling offensively. It averages just 104.9 points per game, but the Cavs give up 113.7 per game. That gives Cleveland a -8.8 point differential. There have been a few bright spots on the Cavaliers roster, but overall this is a team that is in a rebuild and deep in it. It might even be that the Cavaliers part ways with Kevin Love in February, which will only make the team lose more. But that is pretty much what Cleveland wants, to land a marquee name in the 2020 NBA Draft.
After drafting Darius Garland and Collin Sexton, the Cavaliers may have its backcourt of the future, but the team has no major building block or foundation in its rebuild yet. That makes it possible for the Cavaliers to shop Love and possibly even Tristan Thompson in an attempt to stockpile picks and young prospects.
Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog.
Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Cavaliers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Cavaliers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Cavaliers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog.
Cavaliers are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 Tuesday games.
Cavaliers are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games following a straight up loss.
Cavaliers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Cavaliers are 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Cavaliers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Cavaliers are 5-14-1 ATS in their last 20 games following a ATS loss.
Cavaliers are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record