Cavaliers vs. Clippers - 2/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (33-16) at Cleveland Cavaliers (30-20)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Thursday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last four games and continue their lengthy road trip. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting and are allowing 99.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 22.6 points and 7.6 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 17.7 points and 9.6 assists. Jamal Crawford is shooting 39.2 percent from the field and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are coming off a rough loss to the Brooklyn Nets and have lost four of their last six games when allowing 100 or more points. The good news for the Clippers is that their offense has picked up recently despite not having sharpshooter J.J. Redick on the court.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 11 straight games and are quickly gaining on the East. On the season, the Cavs are averaging 101.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting and are allowing 99.1 points on 46 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.2 points and 7.4 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 21.9 points and 5.2 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.5 rebounds and J.R. Smith is shooting 40.8 percent from the field. The Cleveland Cavaliers have improved their defense during this stretch, as they’re allowing 40.5 percent shooting from the field and 32.8 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Cavs have won 13 of their last 15 games SU when allowing less than 100 points. The Cavaliers haven’t lost a home game since January 7th.
The Clippers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cavaliers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Clippers are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Cleveland and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Cavs are obviously playing their best ball of the season and have been just as good against the spread on their home court. The Clippers are just too inconsistent and the loss to the Nets hasn't helped provide anymore faith. Take the Cavs at home.