Los Angeles Clippers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 3/13/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (46-18) at Los Angeles Clippers (41-22)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers +1.5 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers invade the Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.
The Cavaliers have won five of their last six games and will be aiming for a third straight win after beating the Lakers by 120-108 on Thursday. Kyrie Irving led the scoring with 26 points and nine assists, LeBron James added 24 points and seven assists while Channing Frye had a nice game of 21 points on eight of 10 shooting as the Cavs shot 52.9 percent from the field and 16 of 35 from the 3-point line in a high-scoring affair. With the easy win, Cleveland remains atop the Eastern Conference standings with a 2.5 game lead over the second-placed Toronto.
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Meanwhile, the Clippers have won five of their last seven games and looked pretty good in Friday's 101-94 win over the Knicks. Chris Paul led the charge with 24 points and 15 assists, JJ Redick added 20 points while Jeff Green had 17 points as the Clippers beat the Knicks for the eighth straight time. With the win, Los Angeles improves to 42-22 on the season which is currently good enough for fourth place in the Western Conference, just 1.5 games behind Oklahoma City who are in third place. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Paul Pierce both sat out with injuries on Friday and neither player is expected to feature on Sunday.
In ATS trends, the Cavs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games against a team above .600, while the Clippers are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.
Head to head, the Cavs are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall but the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
These two teams last met on Jan 21 and it was the Cavs who won by 115-102 behind a near triple-double from LeBron and given the form that the Cavs have been in, I can't see anything but a similar result tonight.