Cavaliers vs Clippers 1/14/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -12
Staples Center is the venue where Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers (27-13, 2nd in the Pacific Division) will play the Cleveland Cavaliers (12-27, 5th in the Central Division) on Tuesday. Los Angeles opens this game as 12 point favorites. The O/U opens at 224.
The Cavaliers cover the spread 44.7% of the time, having gone 17-21-1 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 52.5% of the time, going 21-19-0 against the spread.
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/06/20 SG Kevin Porter Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
01/03/20 PF Larry Nance Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
01/12/20 SF Paul George Hamstring is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
Collin Sexton comes into this game averaging 18.7 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Darius Garland averages 12.1 points per contest in 29.6 minutes per game. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 2.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Kawhi Leonard scores 25.8 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.5 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Patrick Beverley averages 8.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.2 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 105.1 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 44.4 boards per contest and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 16.3 per game. The Cavaliers allow 113.3 points per contest, which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 25.6 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 4th in the NBA with 115.3 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.7. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 47.9 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 23.4. The Clippers are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.8. The Clippers give up 109.6 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 23.0 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 45.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 114.4 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Cleveland is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league.
Los Angeles is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league. The Clippers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -12
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