Cavaliers vs. Lakers - 2/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (13-37) at Cleveland Cavaliers (31-21)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Sunday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 12 of their last 13 and end a four-game road trip. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 99.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting and are allowing 106 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Nick Young is averaging 13.8 points and one assist while Carlos Boozer is averaging 12.7 points and seven rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 4.7 assists and Wesley Johnson is shooting 40.5 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers have been held under 100 points in six of their last eight games and are shooting 41.8 percent from the field in their last five games. Due to the Lakers struggles on the defensive end, a lack of offensive production as well isn’t going to help them turn things around.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are turning the corner after winning 12 of their last 13 games. On the season, the Cavs are averaging 101.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting and are allowing 99.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 21.8 points and 5.2 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 16.8 points and 10.5 rebounds. J.R. Smith is shooting 41.8 percent from the field and Timofey Mozgov is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to play great defense during their run, as they’re allowing 41.1 percent shooting from the field and 31.8 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Cavs have won 10 straight when allowing less than 100 points. LeBron James is questionable for this game with a wrist injury.
The Lakers are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Cavaliers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Cleveland.
I'm not laying 13 points with a team that has a banged up LeBron. Instead, I expect a high scoring game with little defense, so I'll take the over in this matchup,,