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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. L.A. Clippers - 3/22/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
L.A. Clippers at Cleveland Cavaliers
Date & Time Friday March 22, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio
The Line
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +7 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSOH, FSPT
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Friday in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 20.3 points and 5.3 assists while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.5 points and six rebounds. Montrezl Harrell is the third double-digit scorer and Landry Shamet is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last six road games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers look for another win after splitting their last six games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 104.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Kevin Love is averaging 17.6 points and 11.1 rebounds while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 16.9 points and 2.4 assists. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won their last four home games.

The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 21-6 ATS in their last 27 Friday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 Friday games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Clippers are 4-12 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Cleveland and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Cavaliers last 7 home games. The over is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 overall.

The Los Angeles Clippers head into this game playing some of their best ball of the season as they hope to close the deal on a playoff spot, but they've been shaky on the road where they've split their last six and are losing by an average of 1.4 points. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won four straight at home and are 13-9 ATS this season when an underdog of less than eight points. The Clippers don't have the consistent offensive firepower to blow teams out. I'll take a stab with the Cavs and the points.

Pick:
Cleveland Cavaliers +7

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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