Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Point Spread Picks 1/13/2019
Sunday, January 13, 2019
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, January 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 9.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 8-35. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -11.0 as they average 102.7 points per game while giving up 113.7 per contest. The Lakers have an overall mark of 23-20. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 111.8 points per contest and give up 110.9, which is a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 19-23-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 22-19-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 18-23-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-26-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
01/10/19 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G David Nwaba Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/28/18 PG Rajon Rondo Finger is out indefinitely
12/26/18 SF LeBron James Groin is out indefinitely
Collin Sexton averages 14.6 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Kyle Kuzma averages 18.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Brandon Ingram averages 16.3 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 113.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. Cleveland averages 102.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -11.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 110.9 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 47.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Los Angeles is 14th in the league with 111.8 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.9 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Lakers are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Cavaliers are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 118.6, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 30th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Cleveland is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league. The Lakers are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -9.5
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