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(8-35) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Lakers (23-20)
Date: Sunday, January 13
Time: 9:30PM EST
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -9.5
NBA Betting Total: 218
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Sunday, January 13 finds the Cleveland Cavaliers facing the. Los Angeles Lakers as they meet for the second time in the 2018-19 regular season. Both squads last played on Friday with the Cavaliers losing to the Rockets and the Lakers losing to the Jazz.
Last season, the teams split the season series while the LA won the initial game this year. The Lakers hold the all-time record having bested the Cavaliers in 63 of their 113 matches.
The Cavaliers have swooned even lower in recent weeks with their average loss differential 19.3 points in their last 10 games.
Cleveland rank dead last defensively and 24th on offense. The biggest issue is this Cavaliers team doesn’t appear to have any real identity since LeBron James exited for LA.
And, with trade rumors swirling about Kevin Love the squad are likely to finish the season with the worst record in the East, potentially the Association.
Larry Nance Nance (sprained MCL, right knee) will miss up to a month of action. David Nwaba (left ankle sprain) and Kevin Love (left big toe surgery) are expected back sometime in mid to late January.
While John Henson (wrist surgery) and J.R. Smith (team seeking trade partner) are both out indefinitely.
Los Angeles Lakers
With his old team in town LeBron James will not suit up as he continues to deal with the strained groin which saw him exit on Christmas Day versus the Warriors.
Since then his new squad has lost six of their next nine games and clearly miss the superstar’s leadership and production. LA were seeded fourth when James got injured and are clinging to eighth with their loss to Utah.
With a slew of elite squads on tap in coming weeks James is hoping to return in another week.
In their loss to the Jazz five Lakers scored in double digits led by Michael Beasley (17) off the bench. He left the game early however (hand) and is listed as day to day.
Rajon Rondo is expected to miss up to a month after surgery to repair his right ring finger which would find him out until the end of January.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Cavaliers are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Under is 7-2 in LAL last 9 Sunday games.
- Under is 15-5-1 in LAL last 21 home games.
- Cavaliers are 7-3 in last 10 head to head contests
- Lakers are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The over-under is 9-1 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
Even without James and Rondo the Lakers should have no trouble dealing with the undermanned and defensively stunted Cavaliers.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Lakers ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Lakers 120 – Cavaliers 105
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