Los Angeles Clippers at Cleveland Cavaliers
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse)
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel on the road to the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse to take on the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers. The Clippers have won eight of their last ten games, the most recent win at home over the Miami Heat winning 128-112 to improve their record on the season to 36-15 on the year. Cleveland has lost five straight and nine of their last ten games, the most recent loss on the road to Oklahoma City falling 109-103 to drop their record 13-39 on the year.
The Clippers come in averaging 115.5 points per game ranking 5th in offensive points per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Leading the Clippers is offseason aquistion, Kwahi Leonard who is averaging 27 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game both leading the team. Paired with Leonard is Paul George who is averaging 22.7 points per game while adding 6.1 rebounds and 4 assists per game.
The Cavaliers come in averaging 106 points per game ranking 27th in the NBA while shooting 45.4% from the field. The Cavs are led in scoring by point guard Collin Sexton who is averaging 19.9 points per game while adding 2.6 assists per game. Leading the front court for Cleveland is Kevin Love who is averaging 17.8 points per game while adding 9.8 rebounds. At the trade deadline the Cavaliers added leading rebounder in the NBA Andre Drummond who will help take the pressure off love.
The Cavaliers come in allowing 114.8 points per game ranking 24th in scoring defense while opponents are shooting 49.1% from the field which ranks the Cavaliers dead last in defensive shooting percentage. The Clippers come in allowing 109.5 points per game ranking 13th in scoring defense while holding opponents to just 43.5% from the field.
The Clippers are one of the best bets in the NBA with a 28-23 record ATS on the season while the Cavaliers have struggled and come in with a 22-28-2 record ATS on the season. Final score prediction, the Clippers are just a better team and win in blowout fashion covering the spread.