The Los Angeles Clippers play the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loan Arena on Friday night.
Critics thought that the Clippers were giving up on their season when they traded leading scorer Tobias Harris but instead of folding, the Clippers have held their ground and are hanging on to the West’s 8th seed. Los Angeles has also caught fire and has gone 8-1 to start the month of March. Lou Williams is having another 20-point season coming off the bench as the Clippers look for another win on the road against the lowly Cavaliers.
Odds from bet365 as of 3/22/19
Nothing was expected from Cleveland when LeBron left and Kevin Love began the season on the injured list. But the Cavs have continued to play although they’ve come short most of the time. In their last game though, the Cavs beat the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks at their home floor and they have won four in a row at home. Cleveland hopes to extend that streak against the streaking Clippers but may have to do so without Kevin Love who bumped heads with Eric Bledsoe in their last game.
Our bench outscored the Bucks 47-17 last night, led by @jordanclarksons with 23 points.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) March 21, 2019
The LA Clippers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games played. The Clippers are 2-1 SU in three games during that stretch. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-6 SU in their last 10 games played and the Cavs are 4-1 SU at home over that period. Head to head, the Cavaliers are 6-4 SU in their last 10 meetings against the Clippers.
Cleveland is another team trying to make an impression despite being long eliminated from the playoffs. The Cavs have split their last six games overall and have won four in a row at home. But at the end of the day, they are still a team which has won 19 total games this season. The Clippers are 19-17 SU on the road while the Cavs are 13-24 SU at home. There’s also a good chance that Kevin Love will be rested. I’m picking the Los Angeles Clippers to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on 3/22/19.
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Los Angeles is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games played and the Clippers are 3-0 ATS in their last three games played on the road. Cleveland is also 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games played. The Cavs are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games. Head to head, the Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last four meetings versus the Cavaliers.
Odds from bet365 as of 3/22/19
The Clippers are 21-6 ATS in their last 27 Friday games, 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. Cleveland is 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 Friday games, 4-0 ATS in their last four home games, 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games overall. The Cavaliers are also 12-4 ATS in their last 16 head to head meetings in Cleveland. Both teams have played well against the spread but the Clippers are simply better and the Cavs are without Dellavedova and possibly Kevin Love as well. Prediction: Clippers
The over is 4-1 in the Clippers’ last five games played. The total has gone under in the last three road games played by Los Angeles. The total has gone over in three out of the last five games played by the Cavaliers and the over is also 5-2 in Cleveland’s last five games at their home floor. Head to head, the total has gone under in seven out of the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
Both these teams have Bottom-10 defenses with Los Angeles at #23 and Cleveland at #21. On the other hand, the Clippers are the 5th highest scoring team in the league and should have no problems scoring against the Cavaliers’ porous defense Sure, the Cavs may be without Kevin Love here but the Clippers will be content to just outscoring the Cavs instead of stopping their offense. Prediction: Over