Free NBA Hoops Picks: Clippers vs Cavaliers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Los Angeles Clippers taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday January 21 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Los Angeles Clippers (27-14) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (28-11)
Date: Thursday January 21
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Cavs -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 202
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Cleveland will be still looking to recover from the beating they took from the Warriors to start the week. They need a good showing.
The Clippers are playing out the string in the regular season. They will measure this year by what happens in the playoffs.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers are coming off a wild home win in overtime against Houston. It took a whopping 140 points to get there. Still they are more than 10 games behind the Warriors in the Pacific.
Blake Griffin is still out but they have been weathering that loss pretty well. The key will be getting him healthy for a run in the playoffs.
J.J. Reddick went off for 40 points in the recent win. Shooting 9 for 12 from three will do that for you. I have never been a fan but he can be dangerous if not given the proper attention.
Chris Paul has also stepped up his scoring with the Griffin out of the lineup. He will be asked to slow down Kyrie Irving in this matchup and that isn’t easy.
Maybe no player in the NBA understands his role better than DeAndre Jordan. He has 13 straight double figure rebound games with most of those being double-doubles.
Cleveland was just trounced by the Warriors so it is lucky for them that they have a soft landing spot against the Nets the following game. Then these Clippers.
The Cavs may be the best team in the East but that loss to Golden State was eye opening. I kind of wonder if they are just a front running kind of team. Good when thing are good but they might not have enough fight in them.
One thing I have also noticed is that it is too easy to make Kevin Love a non factor. I know he put up really good numbers in Minnesota but I think he is overrated. They get more out of Timofey Mozgov and feature him more in the offense.
I expect the Cavs to come into this one pretty fired up to show they are not losing their way against good teams.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Clippers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Under is 5-0 in Cavaliers last 5 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Cavaliers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free NBA Prediction:
I like the way the Clippers are playing right now, even without Blake. They will push the Cavs
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER 202
Los Angeles can be frustrating but I think this is only when you expect them to dominate. That is not the case in this one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 99 – Los Angeles 97
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