Cavaliers vs Lakers 1/13/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Monday, January 13, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -12
Staples Center is the venue where Kyle Kuzma and the Los Angeles Lakers (32-7, 1st in the Pacific Division) will play the Cleveland Cavaliers (12-27, 5th in the Central Division) on Monday. Los Angeles opens this game as 12 point favorites. The over/under is set at 224.
The Cavaliers are covering the spread 44.7% of the time, having gone 17-21-1 ATS. Los Angeles is covering the spread 55.3% of the time, going 21-17-1 against the spread.
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/11/20 PG Dante Exum Illness is questionable Monday vs LA Lakers
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 Lakers Injuries
10/19/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Knee is out for season
01/11/20 PF Anthony Davis Tailbone is questionable Monday vs Cleveland
01/11/20 SG Danny Green Hip is questionable Monday vs Cleveland
01/11/20 SF LeBron James Illness is questionable Monday vs Cleveland
01/11/20 PG Rajon Rondo Finger is questionable Monday vs Cleveland
Collin Sexton averages 18.7 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Darius Garland comes into this contest averaging 12.1 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
LeBron James averages 25.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 10.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Kyle Kuzma averages 13.2 points per game while playing 24.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 113.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league. Cleveland averages 105.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 20th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 105.2 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest, and 3rd with 42.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game. Los Angeles is 7th in the league with 113.5 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 25.7. The Lakers are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.9.
The Cavaliers are 25th 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 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league. The Lakers are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +12
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