Clippers vs Cavaliers FREE NBA Total Pick – Oddsboard.com
East vs West. Two of the top teams in the NBA tip off Thursday night in Cleveland as the Clippers travel to take on the defending NBA Champs.
LA is in the midst of a 3 game losing streak and they hope to get rid of the sour taste after losing to the dismal Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. All three losses have come from Eastern Conference. LA is 10-2 against the West and just 4-3 against the East.
The Clippers are currently 6th in the league in scoring offense with 108.6 points per game this season. LA is tied for 16th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and 18th in assists with 21.6 per contest. The Clippers are solid defensively, ranking 7th in scoring defense by allowing 98.9 points per game.
Blake Griffin leads the team with 21.1 PPG, Center DeAndre Jordan is pulling down 12.6 boards per contest and the floor general PG Chris Paul is recording 8.8 assists per game. The Clippers have been one of the teams to watch in the West but have yet to get over the hump. Tonight’s game will give them a chance to see how they matchup with the best.
Clippers Betting Trends
- Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
- Clippers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight up loss
- Over is 6-0 in Clippers last 6 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game
Cleveland was riding a 4 game winning streak but Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped their streak. The “Greek Freak” went off on the Cavs for 34 points and 12 rebounds and lead his team to the win.
Cleveland has just 3 losses on the season and are (9-1) at home heading into tonight’s matchup. The Cavaliers enter this contest 2nd in the league in scoring with 111.3 points per game. Cleveland is 6th in rebounding with 45.3 caroms a night while the team stands 9th with 22.9 assists per contest. As the season progresses, the Cavs will need to get more effort on the defensive end as they currently rank 14th allowing 103.8 PPG.
Kyrie Irving is currently leading the team with 24.5 points per game. LeBron nearly averages a triple-double, 23.5 points, collecting 8.1 boards and dishing 9.3 assists per game. Kevin Love is good for 21.8 points plus 10.9 boards per contest. This team has plenty of fire power and if they can improve their FG % and defensive effort, they could repeat as world champs.
Cavaliers Betting Trends
- Cavaliers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss
- Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference
- Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific
- Over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game
Clippers vs Cavaliers Total Pick & Prediction
This should be an entertaining game between two of the top teams from both conferences. The Clippers losses to Detroit, Indiana and Brooklyn does not inspire me to back LA in this matchup vs the Cavs. I don’t see the Cavaliers losing two straight and they will be ready to face the Clippers but I am looking at the Total. We will see some offense tonight. In the last 10 games, Cleveland has failed to score over 100 points only once and the Clippers have failed to break 100 only twice. Take the Over 214.5 and cash the ticket.