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(10-16) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (20-8)
Date: Thursday December 14th
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland ,Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: Cavaliers -384
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -9.5
NBA Betting Total: 219
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The Los Angeles Lakers keep their road trip going as they travel to face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight. The Lakers are coming off a tough loss at the Garden to the Knicks. The Cavaliers are arguably the hottest team in the NBA right now. Cleveland recently beat the Atlanta Hawks, 123-114. Extending their win streak to two games.
The last time the Lakers and Cavaliers took the court against each other, was last season. Cleveland swept the Lakers 2-0. Cleveland has beaten the Lakers in six straight. Dating back to 2014.
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The Lakers are still a work in progress. The team has had some good production from their young players, and hopefully soon, the team can get out of the cellar in the west. The current Lakers are six games under .500 this season. The Lakers have won two of their last three.
Los Angeles took a tough road loss to the Knicks, 113-109 in their most recent game. The Lakers shot 41 percent from the field and 37 percent from three point land in the loss. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Lakers with 24 points and Kyle Kuzma added 19 points in 30 minutes.
All eyes were on Lonzo Ball last night and Ball didn’t disappoint. Lonzo has 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists in loss. He also shot well from the floor shooting 6 of 13 from the field and 2 for 3 from long distance. If Ball can play like he did against the Knicks, the Lakers have a shot at the win against Cleveland.
On the defensive side of the court, the young Lakers are allowing nearly 109 points scored per game this season. That ranks the Lakers 24th in the NBA this year. The Lakers have done something well this year, they rebound the ball. Los Angeles ranks third in the league right now in rebounds per game.
If Lonzo can play inspiring basketball like he did in the Garden on a nightly basis, the Lakers won’t be such pushovers on the schedule.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of the best teams in the NBA. During the first two weeks of the season, a lot of people wonder how the Cavaliers would do without Kyrie Irving, and the question has been answered. The Cavaliers are 20-8 this season, and could be looking to get better before the trade deadline. The Cavaliers have won 16 of their last 17 games.
LeBron James could be playing his best NBA season of his career. James is averaging 28 points, eight rebounds and nine assists this year. Clearly in the MVP conversation again this year. James continues to perform under tons of pressure and expectations year in and year out, separating him from everyone else.
Defensively, the Cavaliers are a mediocre team. They are allowing 107 points per game this year, ranking them 22nd in the NBA this season. Look for the defense to get better at the season progresses.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 9-3 in LAL last 12 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Under is 7-3 in LAL last 10 road games.
- LAL are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- Over is 8-2 in CLE last 10 vs. Western Conference.
- CLE are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Over is 8-0 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
Expect the Los Angeles Lakers to come out firing against the Cavaliers to start the game. The young Lakers are playing with nothing to lose. Ball will be facing the Cavaliers for the first time in his career.
The Cavaliers are playing well right now. LeBron James has the Cavaliers playing at an elevated level with the players he has surrounding him. Look for James and company to show no remorse at home.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavaliers -9.5
There will be a little added publicity to this game because of the Lonzo LeBron factor, but that won stop Cleveland from rolling the Lakers at home. Take the Cavaliers to cover in this one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cavaliers 115 – Lakers 95
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