Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 12/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (14-5) at Cleveland Cavaliers (13-3)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -5 -- Over/Under: 213 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers clash Thursday night in a NBA contest at the Quicken Loans Arena on TNT.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a bounce back victory that would snap a three-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 108.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 98.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 21.1 points and 8.7 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 17.9 points and 8.8 assists. J.J. Redick is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 12.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last six road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to avoid back-to-back losses to build on their solid 13-3 start to the NBA season. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 111.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.5 points and 4.5 assists while LeBron James is averaging 23.5 points and 8.1 rebounds. Kevin Love is the third double-digit scorer and Channing Frye is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won five straight home games.
The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Cavaliers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Clippers are 2-12 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Cleveland and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Clippers have cooled off big time and have lost three straight road games against subpar teams. Meanwhile, the Cavs don't lose back-to-back games often and are playing at home where they've very tough to beat. Also, the Cavaliers have won five of their last six games against the Clippers and Los Angeles hasn't won in Cleveland since March of 2013. I have to side with the Cavs and the reasonable chalk as more of a fade from the Clippers than anything.