Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 1/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (27-14) at Cleveland Cavaliers (28-10)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
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The Los Angeles Clippers pay a visit to the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Clippers have won 11 of their last 12 and improved to 10-1 without Blake Griffin by beating the Rockets by 140-132 in overtime on Monday. Chris Paul continued his hot form with 28 points, 12 assists and six steals while Jamal Crawford added 17 points and five assists off the bench, but the best player for the Clippers was actually JJ Redick who sunk nine 3-pointers to finish with a career-high 40 points. With the win, Los Angeles improves to 27-14 on the season and 15-7 at home. In injury news, Griffin is still dealing with his quad injury and is not expected to be ready for tonight's game.
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Meanwhile, the Cavaliers were looking to bounce back after getting demolished by the Warriors on Monday and they did that in fine fashion, beating the Nets by 91-78 last night. LeBron James had 17 points and five assists while Kevin Love added 17 points and 18 rebounds as the Cavs cruised past the struggling Nets to win their 10th game in 12 outings and improve to 29-11 on the season and 14-9 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record and 5-0 ATS in their last five road games, while the Cavs are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games playing on zero days rest.
Head to head, the Clippers are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall and 1-8 ATS in the last nine meetings in Cleveland.
Griffin was present at shootaround but is not expected to suit up tonight for the Clippers, so I'm leaning towards the Cavs to win and cover in this game at home where they've been dominant all season.