Clippers at Cavaliers - 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 and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Thursday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers have lost just one game since Christmas day. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 18.2 points and 9.6 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 16.6 points and 1.6 rebounds. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.2 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won six straight road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 101.3 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 96 points on 44.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 16.3 points and 3.8 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.7 rebounds and Mo Williams is dishing 3.6 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cavs are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.4 turnovers per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Clippers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Cavaliers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Clippers are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Cleveland and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Cavs should be eager to bounce back from a brutal home loss to the Warriors. Even though the Clippers are playing great, they're still without Blake Griffin. Give me the Cavs and the reasonable number.